ERIC Number: ED315880
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Radon Reduction Techniques in Schools: Interim Technical Guidance.
Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
This technical document is intended to assist school facilities maintenance personnel in the selection, design, and operation of radon reduction systems in schools. The guidance contained in this document is based largely on research conducted in 1987 and 1988 in schools located in Maryland and Virginia. Researchers from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) adapted radon reduction techniques proven successful in residential housing and installed them in eight schools. Results indicate that radon mitigation and diagnostic techniques developed for houses can be applied successfully in these schools. Corrective actions and costs for radon reduction will be school specific and will depend on the initial radon level; the extent of the radon problem in the school; the school design and construction; and the design and operation of the heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system. Covered in the document are background information on radon and radon mitigation experience, important school building characteristics relative to radon entry and mitigation, problem analysis, radon diagnostic testing, and radon mitigation system design and installation. Appendices include technical information, case studies, and lists of State Radon Offices and EPA Regional Radiation Program Offices. (MLF)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.