REAL ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

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

Radon in schoolsBartholomew 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 above the Environmental Protection Agency’s recommended level of 4.0 pCi/L, a measure of the rate of radioactive decay of radon.

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