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Students Create Radon Awareness Videos

Students in Chatham, IL are putting their creativity to the test.

Glenwood High School students are competing in a radon awareness contest. They submitted five videos to the American Lung Association. It's to show the public about health hazards associated with radioactive gas.

Students used everything from digital editing systems to green screens to create their projects. Glenwood High School offers its students a comprehensive broadcasting program. One that has grown in recent years.

"Even when I started here sophomore year we didn't have near this much equipment. We had four computers to edit on now we have like 20 or so to use. It's really nice cause I'm looking to go into this field and so any experience I can get before entering college is really helpful," say senior Scott Vennell.

Federal News Radio Interview - Radon Risk 2.0

Radon Risk 2.0

Radon is dangerous, and the EPA wants to get the word out. The challenge for the agency was to figure out how to do this. Rather then just coming up with your typical public service announcement, the EPA took a unique, government 2.0 approach. Tom Kelly is Director of EPA's Indoor Environments Division, and Jeremy Ames is with EPA's Indoor Environments Division. They told us more about the ad campaign and the winner.

Click here to hear the interview.

National Radon Award Ceremony

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If you're in the DC area at the end of January, please consider attending.

January is National Radon Action Month! Test, Fix, Save a Life!

The 2009 annual National Radon Action Month ceremony is being held at the National Press Club (http://npc.press.org/), 529 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20045, on Wednesday, January 28th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The event recognizes individuals and organizations that have contributed to radon risk reduction, and to raise awareness and spur broader public action to reducing the risk of lung cancer.

This event is sponsored by the National Safety Council (NSC) and its partners, the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRCPD), the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST), the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), the U.S. EPA and many others. In addition to the leadership of these organizations, several state legislators are expected to attend.

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