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Exploration and Investigation of High-Level Radon Medicinal Springs in the Crystalline Units: Lugicum

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Faculty of Science, Charles University, Albertov 6, 128 43 Prague, Czech Republic
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Watersystem Company, Ke Klimentce 8, 150 00 Prague, Czech Republic
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Geopro Company, Lesní 1079, 252 29 Dobrichovice, Czech Republic
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Faculty of Geoengineering, Mining and Geology, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Wybrzeże S. Wyspiańskiego 27, 50-370 Wroclaw, Poland
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Faculty of Civil Engineering, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Wybrzeże S. Wyspiańskiego 27, 50-370 Wroclaw, Poland
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Academic Editor: Frédéric Huneau
Water 2022, 14(2), 200; https://doi.org/10.3390/w14020200
Received: 30 November 2021 / Revised: 23 December 2021 / Accepted: 31 December 2021 / Published: 11 January 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Geochemistry of Mineral Groundwater)
Radioactive (radon) groundwaters are highly valued among mineral waters for their healing effects. Between 2005 and 2015, a large exploratory event for prospecting and documenting radon water springs took place in the crystalline area of Lugicum (Bohemian Massif) under Czech–Polish cooperation. For these purposes, an exploration method was developed as a combination of GIS (ArcMap 9.1–10.2) area preparation followed by field radiohydrogeochemical mapping at a scale of 1:10,000. The gamma indication method was optimized and used for the selection of water samples. A total of 2354 water sources were examined. Radon activity concentrations were measured at 660 sources found throughout the territory. Of those, 111 sources exhibited 222Rn activity above 1500 Bq/L and, thus, were categorized as sources of mineral radioactive waters according to Czech legislation. The highest 222Rn activity was found in the Michael spring near Nové Město pod Smrkem (up to 6237 Bq/L 222Rn). Many discovered sources with high balneological potential are significant and, therefore, are quickly becoming popular among the public. View Full-Text
Keywords: groundwater; radon; 222Rn; mineral water; Bohemian Massif; Lugicum; exploration groundwater; radon; 222Rn; mineral water; Bohemian Massif; Lugicum; exploration
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Goliáš, V.; Hájková, L.; Lipanský, T.; Černík, T.; Kohn, P.; Ježek, J.; Procházka, R.; Przylibski, T.A.; Dohnal, J.; Strnad, L.; Kowalska, A.; Fijałkowska-Lichwa, L.; Miśta, W.; Nowakowski, R. Exploration and Investigation of High-Level Radon Medicinal Springs in the Crystalline Units: Lugicum. Water 2022, 14, 200. https://doi.org/10.3390/w14020200

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Goliáš V, Hájková L, Lipanský T, Černík T, Kohn P, Ježek J, Procházka R, Przylibski TA, Dohnal J, Strnad L, Kowalska A, Fijałkowska-Lichwa L, Miśta W, Nowakowski R. Exploration and Investigation of High-Level Radon Medicinal Springs in the Crystalline Units: Lugicum. Water. 2022; 14(2):200. https://doi.org/10.3390/w14020200

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Goliáš, Viktor, Lenka Hájková, Tomáš Lipanský, Tomáš Černík, Pavel Kohn, Josef Ježek, Radek Procházka, Tadeusz A. Przylibski, Jiří Dohnal, Ladislav Strnad, Agata Kowalska, Lidia Fijałkowska-Lichwa, Wojciech Miśta, and Robert Nowakowski. 2022. "Exploration and Investigation of High-Level Radon Medicinal Springs in the Crystalline Units: Lugicum" Water 14, no. 2: 200. https://doi.org/10.3390/w14020200

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