Radon Emanation as a Source of Radiation Hazard to the Environment: The Case of Ukrainian Shield

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Information & Security: An International Journal, Volume 40, p.47-53 (2018)

Keywords:

Central Ukrainian Uranium Province, radon emanation, Ukrainian Shield, uranium ore deposits, uranium ore manifestations

Abstract:

Uranium ore manifestations, mining and associated radon emanation potential from the point of view of radiation hazard to the environment are considered for the region of the Ukrainian Shield and its slopes, namely within the Central Ukrainian Uranium Province. The maximum amount of radon is established in the geodynamically active zones in overlapping rocks associated with new tectonic anomalies in parent rocks. Most hazardous are areas where new tectonic activation zones and uranium ore manifestations are met relatively close to the surface. The approach towards ‘radon-prone areas’ is emphasized according to the European Basic Safety Standards.

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