[ RadSafe ] RadSafe Digest, Vol 407, Issue 1

Bailey, Pete Pete.Bailey at fpl.com
Tue Sep 14 06:23:31 CDT 2010

Have you looked at RESRAD ?

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From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu [mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Mark Sonter
Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 2:05 AM
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Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] RadSafe Digest, Vol 407, Issue 1

My Thanks to all who responded re the tailings question: but I have 
obviously been too coy and not clear enough... It's gamma, not radon, 
that I am interested in...and I am not enquiring about the effectiveness 
of cover....

I have a future hypothetical tailings deposit which will NOT be emitting 
radon but which is a large area source of strong gammas, at 1 MeV and at 
2.6 MeV (guess what it is??), and I suspect the gamma doserate standing 
on the surface of the pile will be about 200 microsieverts per hour.

Does anybody have any idea how I might estimate gamma skyshine at a 
distance of (say) 200 metres from the boundary of such a source, of area 
(say) 100 m x 100 m ???

Mark Sonter

Mark Sonter

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