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Radon daughter mixture distributions in uranium mine atmospheres.
Holub RF; Droullard RF
Denver, CO: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 8316, 1978 Jan; :1-20
The Bureau of Mines has made a study of the magnitude of the variations of radon daughter mixtures, with the objective of determining whether these variations reflect the existing physical conditions in uranium mine atmospheres or if they are merely random or systematic errors. To accomplish this, many data have been plotted using a triangular graphing technique which shows that plateout affects raa more than rab or rac, and that it is impossible to find simple correlations between working level ratios, radon daughter mixtures, and age.
Radon; Radioactive isotopes; Error analysis; Statistics; Uranium mines; Polonium 218; Lead 214; Bismuth 214; Daughter products
IH; Report of Investigations
NTIS Accession No.
Denver, CO: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 8316
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