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Main Title EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Program to Demonstrate Mitigation Measures for Indoor Radon: Initial Results.
Author Henschel, D. B. ; Scott, A. G. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab. ;American ATCON, Inc., Wilmington, DE.
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/600/D-86/060;
Stock Number PB86-176039
Additional Subjects Radon ; Residential buildings ; Concrete slabs ; Concrete blocks ; Ventilation ; Indoor air pollution
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-176039 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 16p
The paper gives initial results of an EPA program to demonstrate mitigation measures for indoor radon. EPA has installed radon mitigation techniques in 18 concrete block basement homes in the Reading Prong area of eastern Pennsylvania, all designed to demonstrate techniques which would have low to moderate installation and operating costs. Where major openings in the block walls can be closed effectively, suction on the wall voids has proved to be extremely effective. However, where major openings within the walls are inaccessible, it is more difficult and/or more expensive to develop adequate suction on the void network, and performance is reduced. Testing is continuing to demonstrate how to achieve high performance with wall suction in homes with such difficult-to-close walls.