Portland Public Finds High Radon Levels In More Than 100 School Rooms
by Ryan Haas and Rob Manning OPB | June 1, 2016 10:53 p.m. | Updated: June 2, 2016 5:54 p.m.
“We sampled approximately 800 rooms,” Hobbs said. “I received final results today that indicate 121 rooms exceeded the initial action level of 4 pCi/L (picocuries per liter) but were less than 10 pCi/L.”
Even though the Portland Public Schools District continues to tackle revelations of lead in drinking water at several schools, another concerning toxin has emerged: radon. Results from radon testing in school buildings released late Wednesday show classrooms across the district have elevated levels of the radioactive gas. In a memo sent to school board members and Superintendent Carole Smith, facilities manager David Hobbs said results from testing initiated in March came in Wednesday. ….[Read More]
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