Robert Zielinski, James Otton, United States Geological Survey, United States Geological Survey
This report summarizes the current knowledge of naturally occurring radioactive materials in oil-fields of the United States. Of particular concern is the effect on public health and the environment of exposure to radioactive materials in the form of radium-bearing water and 'scale' deposits in tanks and pipes, which may travel far from the oil fields as scrap metal products.
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