Eastern United States

Karen Daily, Aiken Standard Exposure to radon, an odorless, tasteless and invisible gas, is estimated to cause thousands of deaths each year and is the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers. This week is National Radon Awareness Week. South Carolina's Department of Health and Environmental Control experts said any home in one of South Carolina's 46 counties may have a radon problem. High levels are not only possible in older homes or in certain areas of the state. "There is a potential for a high reading in a low-risk area," said Aimee Morrow, DHEC radon coordinator. Radon comes from…

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Kenny Constant, The Citizen of Laconia National Radon Awareness week begins Oct. 17, and although Belknap County ranks lower for risk for the potentially deadly gas than others in the state, experts recommend that everyone has their home checked. "Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is formed from the decay of radium, which is formed from uranium," said Owen David, radon program specialist with the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services. "It erupts in soil in New Hampshire and trace amounts of uranium that breaks down into radon." He said that when erupting from the soil, a house…

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EzineMark Articles Radon is a deadly gas that is penetrating homes across the United States by rampant force. The gas is nearly undetectable by human senses, meaning a person can walk into a home and won't smell, taste, touch, or see the gas. The only way to detect radon is by having a radon test done in your home. There's a lot to learn about radon and if you live in West Virginia then be rest assured because there are people ready to get rid of the radon in your home! Radon Basics Radon gas comes from uranium that can…

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Babette Fasolino, The Poughkeepsie Journal clean is the water from your well? Hopewell Junction resident Robert Angevine asked himself this question a few years ago after some of his neighbors experienced well contamination from methyl tertiary butyl ether, known commonly as MTBE, a gasoline fuel additive. Since then, Angevine has his water tested on a regular basis. While tests have found no evidence of MTBE, recent results came back positive for coliform bacteria, prompting Angevine to install an ultraviolet filter. "I have a 3-year-old child and another on the way," said Angevine, who said the ultraviolet filter system will give…

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Teresa Edmond, NorthJersey.com Ringwood and West Milford Should Test for Radon, Said County Officials Ringwood and West Milford residents will get first dibs on a free test kit to determine whether their homes are at elevated risks for radon gas. The Passaic County Department of Health has teamed up with the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Radon Bureau in a special radon awareness program to promote testing for radon in homes. With the Radon Awareness Program, the DEP provides outreach assistance to endorse household radon testing. "Testing is the only way to know if you and your family are…

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Well it’s over. Yup, after weeks of planning, EPA’s Environmental Science Center’s 10th Anniversary celebration came to a successful conclusion.  After a 1996 groundbreaking, the Science Center opened for business in February 1999 and was dedicated by a host of politicians in April, 1999.  From then on it’s been my pleasure to be the facility manager. I may not use Avogadro’s number very often, but I get to interact with both in-house customers and work with our hosts – the US Army.  Back in the mid-1980’s due to an earlier Base Realignment and Closure effort (BRAC for short), the Army…

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