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Effect of biogas generation on radon emissions from landfills receiving radium-bearing waste from shale gas development.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23019818     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
IMPLICATIONS: Increased development of hydrocarbons from organic-rich shale formations has raised public concern that wastes from these activities containing naturally occurring radioactive materials, particularly radium, may be disposed in municipal solid waste landfills and endanger public health by releasing radon to the atmosphere. This paper analyses the processes by which radon may be emitted from a landfill to the atmosphere. The analyses indicate that landfill gas generation can significantly increase radon emissions, but that the actual level of radon emissions depend on the place of the waste, construction of the landfill cover, and nature of the landfill gas control system.
Gary R Walter; Roland R Benke; David A Pickett
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association (1995)     Volume:  62     ISSN:  1096-2247     ISO Abbreviation:  J Air Waste Manag Assoc     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-01     Completed Date:  2012-10-15     Revised Date:  2014-07-31    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9503111     Medline TA:  J Air Waste Manag Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1040-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Computer Simulation
Extraction and Processing Industry*
Industrial Waste / analysis*
Models, Chemical
Radon / analysis*
Waste Management*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biofuels; 0/Industrial Waste; Q74S4N8N1G/Radon

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