Ambient Radon-222 Monitoring in Amargosa Valley, Nevada

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As part of a program to characterize and baseline selected environmental parameters in the region around the proposed repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, ambient radon-222 monitoring was conducted in the rural community of Amargosa Valley, the community closest to the proposed repository site. Passive integrating radon monitors and a continuous radon monitoring instrument were deployed adjacent to the Community Environmental Monitoring Program (CEMP) (http://www.cemp.dri.edu/index.html) station located in the Amargosa Valley Community Center near the library. The CEMP station provided real-time ambient gamma exposure and meteorological data used to correct the integrated radon measurements as well as verify meteorological data collected ... continued below

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Karr, L.H.; Tappen, J.J.; Shafer, D. & Gray, K.J. June 5, 2008.

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As part of a program to characterize and baseline selected environmental parameters in the region around the proposed repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, ambient radon-222 monitoring was conducted in the rural community of Amargosa Valley, the community closest to the proposed repository site. Passive integrating radon monitors and a continuous radon monitoring instrument were deployed adjacent to the Community Environmental Monitoring Program (CEMP) (http://www.cemp.dri.edu/index.html) station located in the Amargosa Valley Community Center near the library. The CEMP station provided real-time ambient gamma exposure and meteorological data used to correct the integrated radon measurements as well as verify meteorological data collected by the continuous radon monitoring instrument. Additionally, different types of environmental enclosures that housed the monitors and instrument were used to determine if particular designs influenced the ambient radon measurements.

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  • 2008 International High-level Radioactive Waste Management (2008 IHLRW) Meeting, Septembe 7-11, 2008, Las Vegas, NV

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  • Report No.: CONF-2008-02
  • Grant Number: AC52-06NA26383
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 934871
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc894460

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Karr, L.H.; Tappen, J.J.; Shafer, D. & Gray, K.J. Ambient Radon-222 Monitoring in Amargosa Valley, Nevada, article, June 5, 2008; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc894460/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.