12-15 July 2011
Saint George Hotel
Africa/Johannesburg timezone

Radon escape from mine tailings dams

13 Jul 2011, 14:15


Oral Presentation Track B - Nuclear, Particle and Radiation Physics NPRP


Mr Joash Ongori (UWC)


Gold mine tailings dams contain considerable amounts of Ra-226 and have therefore been identified as large sources of radon. In this contribution we will discuss measurements at a disused Kloof mine dump near Carletonville to investigate the radon exhalation from the dump as well as the gamma radiation from the dump. We have also taken soil samples in order to find the activity concentrations as well as to study the diffusion and emanation of radon.

Consider for a student <br> &nbsp; award (Yes / No)? yes
Would you like to <br> submit a short paper <br> for the Conference <br> Proceedings (Yes / No)? yes
Level (Hons, MSc, <br> &nbsp; PhD, other)? PhD

Primary author


Prof. Robert Lindsay (UWC)

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