[ RadSafe ] Apparently large amount of Radon in Natural Gas Release near Los Angeles

Stewart Farber farber at farbermed.com
Wed Jan 13 17:33:54 CST 2016

Earlier today in a post suggesting there is "nothing new under the sun", I mentioned the EPA's Nov. 1973  69 page analysis titled: (“Assessment of Potential Radiological Health Effects from Radon in Natural Gas"). The rather lengthy hyperlink for anyone interested in the EPA's basic analysis of the subject is:


Stewart Farber

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On Jan 13, 2016, at 2:49 PM, Thomas Shelley <tjs1 at cornell.edu> wrote:

Stewart--Thanks for the link to the EPA paper.   This is helpful.  I did a brief Web search and found this more recent article:  pubs.usgs.gov/of/.../ofr2012-1159.pdf  Tom

> On 1/13/2016 1:55 PM, stewart farber wrote:
> To wit, the EPA has been evaluating potential US population dose to Rn-222 in natural gas since the 1970s. The recent Radsafe discussion on this point led to my recollecting a report issued by the EPA in  Nov. 1973 (“Assessment of Potential Radiological Health Effects from Radon in Natural Gas” - EPA-520/1-73-004 -authored by Raymond H. Johnson, Jr, et.al.). Do a google search on “EPA radon natural gas” to get to an on-line link to a complete copy of this report.

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