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Radon Tee Welcomed by Association of Building Engineers

Radon Tee was given a very warm welcome by the Association of Building Engineers at the Building & Building Maintenance Exhibition

The Association of Building Engineers (ABE) was founded in 1925, originally under the name ‘The Incorporated Association of Architects and Surveyors’. The wide-ranging membership of engineers, surveyors, architects and other property professionals are drawn from both the UK and overseas, and the Association aims to encourage and facilitate co-operation between construction professionals.

ABE’s primary objective is to promote and advance the knowledge, study and practice of building technology, planning, design, construction, maintenance and repair of all aspects of the built environment.

2010 International Radon Symposium Abstracts

The following abstracts have been accepted by the AARST International Radon Symposium:

Improving Indoor Air Quality By Reducing Radon And Vapor Intrusion Through The Use Of Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol (EVOH)

Getting the Most Out of Radon Tee: Resources Available!

Planning on hosting Radon Tee this year? Thinking about hosting, but not yet signed up? There is a new resource posted to help you: Getting the Most Out of Radon Tee

Use this and other posted resources to explore what you can do with the campaign and see how others have creatively and wisely spent their time with TEE.

Don't forget about Radon Tee 2011!
http://www.radonleaders.org/radontee

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This is a follow up blog posting from a blog posted by Rebecca Reindel (EPA) on June 2, 2010 - 4:28pm. See original below:

Update to 2010 National Radon Action Month Results Reporting

Radon Colleagues,

I want to acknowledge a slight glitch in the collection of 2010 National Radon Action Month Activities and apologize for any inconvenience. Unfortunately, a small segment of NRAM activities that were submitted within the specified time period were not included in our final count. This was due to a glitch in the activity submittal form that deleted or did not recognize the start dates of these activities. Because the start date was one of the factors that we used to determine our final activity count, these activities were accidentally omitted.

10th International Workshop in Prague, Czech Republic

10th International Workshop on the Geological Aspects of Radon Risk Mapping
September 22nd – 25th, 2010
Prague, Czech Republic

Workshop Topics:
- Radon Mapping
- National Strategies, Approaches To Radon Risk
- Methods Of Measurements, Classification Of Radon Risk
- Indoor Radon – Geology Relationships, Factors Influencing The Radon Entry Into Houses
- Radon Risk - Preventive Measures And Remediation
- Radon Measurements For Other Purposes (Earthquake Prediction, Radon As A Natural Tracer, Mining Areas, Uranium Prospection)

Programme:
September 19th (Sunday) – Registration for RIM (5:00-7:00pm)
September 20th (Monday) – Registration for RIM (8:00-9:30am), Field Measurements
September 21st (Tuesday) – Field Measurements, Registration for Workshop (5:00-8:00pm)
September 22nd (Wednesday) - Registration for Workshop (8:00-9:30am), Sessions
September 23rd (Thursday) – Sessions, Workshop Dinner

Journal of Environmental Health - Letter to the Editor

Radon Resistant New Construction

Dear Editor:

I am a doctoral candidate in advertising at The University of Texas at Austin, a National Science Foundation fellow, and grantee of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. I have been working in U.S. EPA’s Indoor Environments Division and in affiliation with the inter-agency Healthy Homes Work Group since January. Recently, I had the privilege of attending the NEHA/U.S. EPA Radon Resistant New Construction (RRNC) workshop in Washington, DC. Listening to the points that arose during Q&A and in the conversations that came up between presentations and during the lunches, there was a strong recurring theme that resonates with my background in communication and psychology:
perhaps the greatest obstacle facing radon testing, radon mitigation, and radon-resistant new construction is human irrationality.

EPA Seeks Public Comment on Strategic Plan to Move Forward on Agency Priorities

Draft plan will help advance Administrator Jackson’s seven priorities

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking public comment on its draft FY 2011-2015 strategic plan, which helps advance Administrator Lisa P. Jackson’s priorities and the mission to protect human health and the environment. Administrator Jackson’s seven priorities are; taking action on climate change, improving air quality, protecting America’s waters, cleaning up our communities, assuring the safety of chemicals, expanding the conversation on environmentalism and working for environmental justice, and building strong state and tribal partnerships.

Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia – Radon Case

STATE EX REL. RICHMOND AMERICAN HOMES OF WEST VIRGINIA, INC. v. SANDERS

Final Guidance on FY2010 SIRG Supplemental Allotment

SIRG Program: FY 2010 Supplemental Allotment
A-Summary
EPA HQ has about $750,000 of FY 2010 SIRG* funds available for distribution to state-tribal SIRG program participants through the Regional SIRG Project Officers (SPOs). In crafting your 1-page per project proposals, states-tribes should consider how their project(s) advance EPA’s radon risk reduction goals, and those of the Radon Leaders Saving Lives (RLSL) campaign. EPA is only seeking project proposals from current state-tribal SIRG grantees. This announcement has also been posted on http://www.radonleaders.org.

Radon Division Chief Michael Pyles Retires

Dear Radon Colleagues: It is with both sorrow and joy that we announce that after 36 years with the PA DEP, Bureau of Radiation Protection, Radon Division, Michael Pyles, Radon Division Chief is retiring. Friday June 18th is Mike's last day.

Mike and I first met in our field office which was established in Gilbertsville, PA, in 1985, in the heart of the PA radon country, The Reading Prong. Those early days were very hectic with literally thousands of home inspections to perform, reporters to talk to and helicopters landing in our backyard with the Governor on board.

In 1990 our field office was closed and we moved to our central office, in Harrisburg. Mike has been commuting from the Reading, PA area to Harrisburg now for the past 20 years. I know he won't miss that commute.