Radon News

The Poisoning of Whitaker
There's a killer on the loose inside Whitaker Middle School. According to inspection reports and other documents obtained by WW through a public records request, the Northeast Portland school contains levels of radon, a colorless, odorless radioactive... [Read More]

EPA Selects Portland Oregon School District for 2006 “Tools for Schools” Excellence Award
The Portland Public School District is among three school districts selected to receive the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools (IAQ TfS) 2006 Excellence Award for their efforts to improve indoor air quality... [Read More]

EPA Hearts PPS
Portland Public Schools' board meeting Monday night included an interesting coda to a nearly six-year-old story about the now-defunct Whitaker Middle School. WW's May 23, 2001 story, "The Poisoning of Whitaker", about the alarming levels of... [Read More]

Radon gas poses serious health risks to Portlanders, city says
A Portland resident was shocked to discover radon concentrations in her home that were more than 25 times the EPA recommended action level. Homes in northwest Oregon are at increased risk from the gas, which results from the natural decay of soil and... [Read More]