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Radio Segment: Iowa City Girl Conducts Radon Project

Eleven year old Eleanor Mildenstein of Iowa City partnered with two other school mates to study the effects of radon. The project, which garnered the attention of state legislators and college president Sally Mason, placed second in the national Siemens We Can Save the World Challenge and won them a trip to Costa Rica.

Eleanor says when she grows up she wants to be a travel writer or a scientist. She recently worked with the State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa studying lead in fish sinkers.

Hear this Iowa Public Radio segment.