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Measurement of Uranium and Radon Concentrations in Resources of Water from Sulaimany Governorate -Kurdistan Region-Iraq

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Author Rasheed M. Yousuf, Kamal O. Abullah
ISSN 2225-7217
On Pages 632-638
Volume No. 3
Issue No. 6
Issue Date July 01, 2013
Publishing Date July 01, 2013
Keywords Water resources, Rn222, U238, SSNTD, Specific activity, Concentration (ppm)



Abstract

Different water samples collected from some locations of Sulaimany governorate include deep well rivers, spring and lakes. The concentration of Rn222 and U238 was measured using Solid State Nuclear Track Detector (SSNTD) as (CR-39). The measured values of Rn222 was varies between 6216.406 Bq/m3 (7.589 Bq/L) and 970.154 Bq/m3 (1.184 Bq/L), while for U238 was between 0.006141 mg/L and 0.000958 mg/L. The maximum value appear in ground waters of locations of deep wells at Gapylon town and deep well of Kanispeka in Sulaimany governorate , these values of concentrations show higher levels in comparing with the international world values, this is due to the composition of soil and rock surrounded the waters in that regions


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