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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 50-54

Measurements of radon concentrations in ground water samples of tectonically active areas of Himachal Pradesh, North West Himalayas, India


Department of physics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India

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Vishal Arora
Department of physics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
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The paper discusses the result of systematic measurement of activity concentration of radon in ground water samples of seismically active areas of N-W Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh, India. Himalayan region is being subjected to intense neotectonic movements and seismic activities. For systematic study, the study area has been divided into three Zones on the basis of lithology and thrust systems of the area viz. Zone-I, Zone-II and Zone-III. Water radon concentrations were measured using RAD-7 equipped with an appropriate unit (Aqua kit) following a protocol proposed by the manufacturer. Water samples have been collected from the different sources and wide range of the villages from the Zone-I, II and III respectively. The radon concentration in water samples collected from Zone-I has been found to be varying from 8.4Bq/l to 314Bq/l with average value 61.2 Bq/l. The radon concentration in water samples collected from Zone-II has been found to be varying from 14.4Bq/l to 140Bq/l with average value 50.8 Bq/l. The radon concentration in water samples collected from Zone-III has been found to be varying from 9.3Bq/l to 77.8Bq/l with average value 23.2 Bq/l.


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