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Presence of Radon in Groundwater in Parts of Bangalore


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Presence of high levels of Radon (222Rn) gas was reported from groundwater in Bangalore. To ascertain the ground reality and the nature of the hazards, if any, a study was conducted by the Central Ground Water Board, Bangalore in and around Bangalore city. Groundwater samples from borewells and a dug well were collected and analysed. Available data on Radon gas from both groundwater and surface water sources were also compared. The presence of Radon gas and its concentration in groundwater were examined with respect to geology and well depths. The results are discussed in the paper.

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Radon in Groundwater, Bangalore, Karnataka.
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T. M. Hunse
Central Ground Water Board, 27<sup>th</sup> Main, 7<sup>th</sup> Cross, H.S.R layout, Sector-1, Bangalore - 560 102, India
K. Md. Najeebm
Central Ground Water Board, 27<sup>th</sup> Main, 7<sup>th</sup> Cross, H.S.R layout, Sector-1, Bangalore - 560 102, India
K. Rajarajan
Central Ground Water Board, 27<sup>th</sup> Main, 7<sup>th</sup> Cross, H.S.R layout, Sector-1, Bangalore - 560 102, India
M. Muthukkannan
Central Ground Water Board, 27<sup>th</sup> Main, 7<sup>th</sup> Cross, H.S.R layout, Sector-1, Bangalore - 560 102, India

Abstract


Presence of high levels of Radon (222Rn) gas was reported from groundwater in Bangalore. To ascertain the ground reality and the nature of the hazards, if any, a study was conducted by the Central Ground Water Board, Bangalore in and around Bangalore city. Groundwater samples from borewells and a dug well were collected and analysed. Available data on Radon gas from both groundwater and surface water sources were also compared. The presence of Radon gas and its concentration in groundwater were examined with respect to geology and well depths. The results are discussed in the paper.

Keywords


Radon in Groundwater, Bangalore, Karnataka.