EPA Radon Conference Set for Columbia

8 years 8 months 5 days ago Tuesday, March 08 2011 Mar 8, 2011 Tuesday, March 08, 2011 5:54:00 AM CST March 08, 2011 in News
Source: Associated Press

COLUMBIA (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency and state officials are hosting a conference on radon this week in Columbia.

The one-day conference is scheduled for Wednesday and will include representatives from the regional EPA and health officials from Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas. The agencies have been working to create a risk reduction plan for radon, a naturally occurring radioactive gas.

The EPA said in a release that one in 15 U.S. homes has high levels of radon, but the hazard can be avoided by taking steps, such as having a home tested regularly.

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