NS  Vol.5 No.1 , January 2013
Measurement of radon concentrations in soil and the extent of their impact on the environment from Al-Qassim, Saudi Arabia
ABSTRACT
Soil gas radon 222Rn concentration was measured at 12 location in the Al-Qassim area, using radon gas analyzer-type Alpha GUARD 2000 PRQ from Genitron Instruments (Germany). In each location four different depths were taken for soil gas measurements, staring from the ground surface. The results suggested that the largest concentration was 340 ± 22 Bq/m3 for 60cm depth at in Al-Tarfia point sample P3, and the smallest concentration was 26 ± 5 Bq/m3 for surface 0 cm depth at El-Bakria, point sample P5. The results obtained from this study indicate that the region has background radioactivity levels within the natural limits.

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Alharbi, W. and Abbady, A. (2013) Measurement of radon concentrations in soil and the extent of their impact on the environment from Al-Qassim, Saudi Arabia. Natural Science, 5, 93-98. doi: 10.4236/ns.2013.51015.
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