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Effect of the Diurnal Cycle and Fan Shutdowns on Radon Concentration in an Experimental Uranium Mine.
Musulin-CS; Franklin-JC; Thomas-VW
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Radon concentrations in shallow uranium mines such as the Bureau of Mines experimental research mine are affected by barometric pressure changes. The radon concentrations show a significant correlation with absolute pressure, but over a period of days, a steady rise or fall in barometric pressure will result in noncorrelation of data. Fan shutdowns also affect radon concentrations, and an equation was derived to determine the time required for the radon concentration to return to normal after a fan shutdown, whether the ventilation is blowing or exhausting.
IH; Report of Investigations
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