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Has your state engaged the medical community in your efforts to communicate the radon message?

Citizens Guide Backorder

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I placed an order for the EPA's Citizens Guide to Radon a month ago. I was told the publication is on backorder. We are rolling out a radon awareness program in Virginia. We will be distributing free radon test kits.We always distribute the booklet with our test kits. Is the EPA going to stop producing this publication? Any suggestions?

Warm regards,
Dusty Donaldson
Dusty Joy Foundation

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Should states require schools to test for radon and mitigate if necessary?

EPA Budget for FY13 - Radon Cuts

As many of you may have already heard, the President's budget for FY13 (beginning October 1, 2012) was released this week and includes the zeroing out of the State Indoor Radon Grants program and regional oversight efforts. The President's budget (which includes EPA) is at this point "proposed.” The final budget will be the result of the congressional process to come. The process can result in programs proposed for cutting to be restored or left as proposed.

What is the main activity that you plan to partake in to promote National Radon Action Month this year?

Media Activity
33% (12 votes)
Presentation, Workshop, Training or Lecture
28% (10 votes)
Informational Display
3% (1 vote)
Web Outreach
22% (8 votes)
14% (5 votes)
Total votes: 36

Funding Opportunity - CRCPD Radon Mini-Grant Program Announcement & Application

CRCPD is reviving its mini-grant project, offering funds to local partners designated by the state radon program to receive from $500 to $5,000 dollars to conduct a radon project. The application process includes a brief proposal and short application form, which are due on October 7, 2011. The announcement and application package with all the details was emailed to State Radon Program Contacts on August 16, 2011. A completed report on the project outcome and expenditures is a requirement at the project's completion. Checks are awarded directly to the partner applicant.

Interactive Radon Exhibit

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Hi all,

Our nonprofit organization (lung cancer advocacy) is conducting a radon awareness program in a neighboring county and we need some advice/help from radon professionals.

We are in search of an interactive radon exhibit to display in a public area, such as a library. I am not talking about a tabletop stand with text and diagrams. I don’t even know how to explain what I am thinking about…but I will try.

First, I will mention that what got me thinking about this is a display I saw in my local library. It was a public service exhibit about lead. They had a stuffed dog and instructions to pet the stuffed animal then place their hand under a special light which made the lead glow. (I suppose that is how it was supposed to work, but it was broken.)

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Problem House

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I need help:
David & Karen (D&K) bought this ranch style home with a drive-in basement and a walk out basement on the opposite end. This home was originally built with an in ground pool in the basement. When D&K bought this home the pool had already been filled in and a concrete slab poured over the pool. The basement is nearly complexly finished space. The house was weatherized after D&K moved in. Radon testing resulted in over 10 pCi/l.
Some time in 2008 or 2009 D&K had a sub slab depressurization system installed with a HS 5000 fan. Within 48 hours the HS 5000 stopped working, a second draw point was installed within 8 feet from the first. A second HS 5000 was installed. (WC-18”) Post-testing results were not available. Several days later that fan stopped working. Moisture. A third HS 5000 was installed.

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2011 International Radon Symposium Registration

2011 International Radon Symposium Registration

Online Registration Is Now Available for the 2011 International Radon Symposium, Save these Dates: October 16-19, 2011 for the Hilton Orlando Resort - Beuna Vista, Florida -- Network with Professional Radon Colleagues; Fulfill Your C.E. Requirements at the Hilton Orlando In Buena Vista (Orlando) Florida. Register now for what promises to be a fun and empowering event right across the Street from Disney World Downtown Orlando!

Hotel Accommodations: Make this a Destination Vacation Too!
This year, you can come early to the Hotel and Stay late for the same Symposium discounted rate but please register for your hotel EARLY.

Important Dates to Note:

September 15, 2011 - Deadline for Early Bird Symposium Registration Discount

International Green Construction Code

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Not sure if anyone is following this, but there's an open public comment period underway for the IGCC. I learned today that it is primarily a non-residential-focused (large buildings and schools) code, but that it seems to contain Appendix F, which is residential-focused. Many of you may know far more about this than I.

I'll throw out there that, at least, everyone should be aware of this and consider sending in comments. It will be in place for 3 years, I believe. At best, we might try to pull together a collective set of comments. I realize that this may be a pipe dream as we do not have agreed upon guidance, let alone a consensus standard, for such buildings (although EPA committed to facilitate a process this coming year for schools measurement and mitigation). I

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