Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Washington Post: Elevated radon levels in 26 schools touch off retesting in Montgomery

Montgomery school officials sent letters to parents at 26 schools with elevated levels of radon Tuesday, saying the district will conduct more testing in coming weeks and voicing assurances that there is not an immediate safety threat.

The plan for retesting follows a report detailing radon levels at 205 schools and district buildings, compiled following a public information request from a citizen activist in the suburban Maryland school system...

...Edwards said that retesting should have immediately followed the discovery of elevated levels at the schools when earlier testing was done, but that in some cases that did not happen. “Clearly, someone made a mistake,” he said...

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