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More radon testing to begin this fall in East Aurora school buildings; no immediate health concerns, officials say


Eight East Aurora School District buildings that reported above-normal radon levels will undergo long-term testing to determine if the gas levels detected are a concern. The follow-up radon testing will take longer than the testing conducted earlier in the year, school district officials said at Monday’s school board meeting. The testing would begin at the…

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Testing radon levels in schools, did mitigation at eight schools


LPS testing radon levels in schools, did mitigation at eight schools Lincoln Public Schools has tested 36 of its schools for radon gas levels over the past school year, eight of which had levels that required some mitigation. Operations Director Scott Wieskamp said in each case where levels were higher than 4.0 picocuries per liter…

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Clearing the air on radon: BCSC to retest schools with readings that exceeded federal levels

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Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. will retest some schools with rooms showing elevated radon levels to determine if new air-handling equipment has corrected the problem. Superintendent Jim Roberts said BCSC will spend about $8,500 to bring Alliance Environmental Group Inc., Indianapolis, to recheck several rooms at 10 schools or school buildings that five years ago tested…

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Radon: Cancer causing gas could be going undetected in area schools

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​A naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes from the ground and can seep into enclosed spaces at cancer-causing levels like homes and schools according to the Environmental protection agency. WASHINGTON – A cancer-causing gas could be going undetected in local schools because of inconsistencies in state laws that require some school systems to test but…

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BCSC To Conduct Second Round Of Radon Testing

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Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation officials are planning a second round of radon testing for district buildings later in October.  BCSC tested for radon in 2013 and found rates in several buildings to be above the Environmental Protection Agency’s recommended level of 4.0 picocuries per liter (pCi/L), the measurement of how much radon exists in the air.  Superintendent…

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