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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3-9

Geological significance of radon gas in soil and underground water: A case study of Nurpur area, District Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India

1 Department of Physics, Government College Dehri, Himachal Pradesh, India
2 Department of Physics, DAV College, Amritsar, India
3 National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering, NARL, Taipei 106, Taiwan
4 Department of Geology, Government College, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
5 Department of Physics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab, India

Correspondence Address:
Ajay Kumar
Department of Physics, DAV College, Amritsar 143 001, Punjab
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0972-0464.121800

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Remote sensing satellite data have been used to recognize structures having tectonic significance. Based on satellite data, lineament map of Nurpur and its adjoining area of District Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, has been generated. LR-115 solid state nuclear track detectors have been used for the measurement of soil gas radon at 71 different locations of the study area. Radon monitoring in underground water at 26 different locations of the study area has been carried by scintillometry. The results indicate zones of lineament density and tectonically induced radon in soil and underground water. The results are co-relatable with regional geology of the area.

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