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Main Title Installation and testing of indoor radon reduction techniques in 40 eastern Pennsylvania houses : project summary /
Author Scott, A. G. ; Robertson, A. ; Findlay, W. O.
CORP Author American ATCON, Inc., Wilmington, DE.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/8-88/002; EPA-68-02-4203
Stock Number PB88-156617
OCLC Number 28048968
Subjects Radon--Safety measures.
Additional Subjects Radon ; Residential buildings ; Monitors ; Ventilation ; Air pollution control ; Indoor air ; Soil gas ; Stationary sources
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA 600/8-88-002 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 02/04/1994
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-8-88-002 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/23/2016
NTIS  PB88-156617 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume
The report discusses the installation and testing of indoor radon reduction techniques in 40 houses in eastern Pennsylvania. Early in 1985, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources (PDER) started a large radon survey in communities in the Reading Prong (a granite formation) in eastern Pennsylvania, following the discovery of a house with extremely high radon concentrations, greater than 1.2 MBq/cu m. Candidate houses for the program, with radon concentrations in excess of 750 Bq/cu m, were selected from this survey. A total of 40 houses with representative substructure types were chosen from this group, and mitigation methods were selected and installed from June 1985 to June 1987. Initial soil ventilation installations achieved large reductions in radon concentrations at low cost, but these reductions were not always sustained in colder weather, and several systems were modified during the project to improve their performance. Major reductions in radon concentration were realized in all the houses worked on, with most houses with active soil ventilation systems achieving less than 150 Bq/cu m (4 pCi/L) on an annual average basis in the living areas.
Distributed to depository libraries in microfiche. "EPA/600-8-88-002." "January 1988." Microfiche.