M18 Publishable Summary

Radon gas is the largest source of public exposure to naturally occurring radioactivity, and concentration maps based on atmospheric measurements aid developers to comply with EU Safety Standard Regulations (EU-BSS). Radon can also be used as a tracer to evaluate dispersal models important for identifying successful greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation strategies. To increase the accuracy of both radiation protection measurements and those used for GHG modelling, traceability to SI units for radon release rates from soil, its concentration in the atmosphere and validated models for its dispersal are needed. This project will provide the necessary measurement infrastructure and use the data that this generates to apply the Radon Tracer Method (RTM) which is important for GHG emission estimates that support national reporting under the Paris Agreement on climate change.