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School's radon levels are a concern

Date Published: 01/14/2009 [Source]

Radon tests of Scott County's Garth Elementary School returned elevated readings.

The basement, which contains the gym and a classroom, measured 12 and 15 pCi/L. Levels of 25 to 36 pCi/L were also found.

The second and third levels measured an average of 4.2 pCi/L.

The EPA recommended action level is 4.0 pCi/L.

All Scott County schools with be tested for radon even though there is no requirement to do so.

Free radon kits are available from some county health departments.