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Illinois and Subgrantees Have Several Activities Underway

Contributed by Pat Daniels

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency Radon Program and its subgrantees are undertaking several activities this year. For NRAM, the month was promoted with a Governor’s proclamation and press release on our poster and video contests.
https://www2.illinois.gov/iema/Info/Pages/010319.aspx.

In Illinois we have for many years announced our contests in Radon Action month with the posters and videos due in March. New this year we have shortened the videos to 30 seconds and will be airing the winning video in movie theaters throughout Illinois. We go the idea at last year’s National Radon Conference and are trying this approach to and see if we can raise incentive to participate and further the reach of awareness on radon. Another new low cost outreach effort is the ALA IL’s twitter contest; see the attached flyer for a Social Media Challenge. Also planned is a press release on our school testing assistance program.

We will also be training and providing lunch and learns at a Medical Center, with a live radio spot during the last week of January. We will be supply test kits and a prize contest for those who use the kits. We will do separate contests for patients and employees of the hospital.

For more information, contact:
Patrick I. Daniels
Division of Nuclear Safety, Radon Program
Illinois Emergency Management Agency
1035 Outer Park Drive
Springfield, IL 62704
Phone: 217-782-1325
patrick.daniels@illinois.gov
http://www.radon.illinois.gov