Daily Archives: April 12, 2016

Elected Officials Cruz California

“With a massive 172 delegates up for grabs in the Golden State, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) released a list of 50 Republican elected officials supporting him in pursuit of his party’s nomination.” click here

Uranium and Thorium in Drinking Water, Rajasthan, India

Duggal V, Rani A, Balaram V. ASSESSMENT OF AGE-DEPENDENT RADIATION DOSE DUE TO INTAKE OF URANIUM AND THORIUM IN DRINKING WATER FROM SIKAR DISTRICT, RAJASTHAN, INDIA. Radiation Protection Dosimetry. 2016 Mar 30. pii: ncw070.

The concentrations of238U and232Th have been determined in drinking water samples collected from the Sikar district of Rajasthan State, India. The samples have been analysed by using high-resolution inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry.238U content in water samples ranged from 8.20 to 202.63 µg l-1and232Th content ranged from 0.57 to 1.46 µg l-1 The measured238U content in 25 % of the analysed samples exceeded the World Health Organization (WHO) and United States Environmental Protection Agency drinking water guidelines of 30 µg l-1and 12.5 % of the samples exceeded the 60 µg l-1Indian maximum acceptable concentration recommended by the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board, India. The annual effective doses (µSv y-1) due to ingestion of238U and232Th for different age groups were also calculated. The results compared with the recommended value reported by the WHO.