View this aired news clip at http://www.wsmv.com/local-video/index.html?grabnetworks_video_id=4369876.
Radon is an odorless, colorless, radio-active gas. It’s also deadly if a homeowner is exposed to it long term. That’s why Mount Juliet’s public works department is ordering radon venting in all new construction as of Oct.1
Wilson County has a high potential for radon gas.
“We have a lot of course features, drop outs, sink holes, fissures in the rock, there is a lot of rock base here,” said Marvin Keel, director of Mount Juliet’s public works department.
Keel said homeowners in Mount Juliet should be concerned about radon, but there is no reason to panic.
“All of a sudden here’s someone in the city of Mount Juliet saying we are going to require radon to be vented. I think we are moving on this cautiously, to make certain that It’s not an issue in the future, said Keel.