Potencjalnie lecznicze wody radonowe Masywu Ślęży

Tadeusz Andrzej Przylibski, Lidia Fijałkowska, Aleksandra Bielecka


Potentially therapeutic radon waters of Ślęża Massif.
A b s t r a c t. The authors have conducted research on radon occurrence in the groundwater system of Ślęża Massif in the Fore-Sudetic block. The research included documenting occurrence of radon waters in the granitoids of Strzegom-Sobótka Massif, buildingNWandWslopes of Ślęża. Among several springs flowing out from the granitoids and their waste, the Klasztorne Spring is characterized by constant radon (222Rn) concentration (306 ± 39 Bq/dm3), but also constant though small discharge during the year, which enables estimating the admissible volume of this spring at 0.3 m3/h. The results obtained during the research show that this water can be treated as potentially medicinal. It generates the opportunity for the nearby town of Sobótka to develop as a health resort. Confirming the presence of radon groundwater in the granitoid part of Ślęża Massif implies a great probability that such water may occur in the whole area of the Strzegom-Sobótka intrusion. It opens possibilities of recognizing new resources of potential therapeutic water and entails the necessity to take suitable actions for radiological protection of people living in this area.

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