Radon concentrations in groundwater in Busan measured with a liquid scintillation counter method

J. S. Cho, Jung Keun Ahn, H. Ch Kim, D. W. Lee

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Abstract

In this paper, we present the first measurement of radon concentrations in drinking groundwater from private and public deep-bored wells located in the south-eastern area of Korea. The measurements were carried out on 439 samples by using a liquid scintillation method. The results show that the radon concentrations of the samples range from 0 to about 300 Bq l-1. We find that Sasang ward shows the highest median value of radon concentration among 13 different wards, while Jung ward has the lowest. We find that the radon concentrations are highly dependent on the type of geological rock aquifers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-112
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Environmental Radioactivity
Volume75
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 May 26
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Rn
  • Busan
  • Drinking water
  • Groundwater
  • LSC method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)

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