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Radiological Hazard of Mine Water from Polymetallic and Uranium Deposits in the Karkonosze Mountains, South-West Poland

  • Nguyen Dinh Chau 
  • Nowak Jakub 
  • Bialic Marcin 
  • Rajchel Lucyna 
  • Czop Mariusz 
  • Wróblewski Jerzy 
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Abstract

Surface and ground waters associated with abandoned uranium mines in the Kowary region, south-west Poland, has been investigated for their natural radioactivity levels. Concentrations of 238U, 234U, 226Ra, 228Ra and 222Rn isotopes were analyzed in 15 water samples collected from the old mining galleries, from Jedlica river and its inflow streams, as well as from several water supply plants in Kowary and Jelenia Góra towns. The results showed that although the protection measures against leaching of radioactive elements from the old galleries in the Kowary region have been undertaken and cultivation of the mining area had been performed, the levels of radioactivity in surface and ground waters on the study area are still relatively high.

Keywords

Radon Concentration Uranium Concentration Uranium Deposit Magnesium Hydroxide Uranium Isotope 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nguyen Dinh Chau 
    • 1
  • Nowak Jakub 
    • 1
  • Bialic Marcin 
    • 1
  • Rajchel Lucyna 
    • 1
  • Czop Mariusz 
    • 1
  • Wróblewski Jerzy 
    • 2
  1. 1.AGH University of Science and TechnologyKrakówPoland
  2. 2.National Atomic Energy AgencyJelenia GóraPoland

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