Radon management throughout the life cycle of an underground mine

Publication Type: 
Conference Proceedings
Language: 
English
Presented at the 2018 Mining Health and Safety Conference

Radon management throughout the life cycle of an underground mine

Robert Stoyanoff
Golder
 
Radon is a naturally occurring element that is produced through the radioactive decay of uranium, and therefore a common atmospheric contaminant in the underground mine environment. This presentation provides an overview of the changing factors contributing to the presence of radon throughout the life of the underground mine, and the corresponding management practices required to maintain an acceptable risk of exposure.