||Assessment of diagnostic measurements for selection for residential radon mitigation /
Scott, A. G. ;
Sanchex, D. C.
||Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab. ;American Atcon, Inc., Mississauga (Ontario).
|| United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Researh and Development, Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory,
Radon--Safety measures--Evaluation ;
Air pollution sampling ;
Indoor air pollution ;
Pollution control ;
Environmental monitoring ;
Residential buildings ;
Cost effectiveness ;
Land pollution control ;
Path of pollutants ;
Environmental transport ;
Active Soil Depressurization Systems
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The paper discusses and critiques EPA's experience in conducting house evaluation visits in Florida and Ohio. Suggestions are offered as to the utility and priority to be given to selected diagnostic procedures and measurements. EPA has an experimental program to develop and demonstrate cost effective radon mitigation techniques. Most of the work is carried out in occupied houses with elevated radon concentrations. The study house selection process starts with monitoring surveys that establish an area as one with elevated radon concentrations in houses. Radon detectors are usually distributed with a questionnaire, which requests information on location (at least the ZIP Code level) and some indication of building style in addition to radon concentration. The survey identifies problem areas and housing types of the greatest experimental interest. If the pool of candidate houses is larger than the number that can be worked on, as is usually the case, then house evaluation visits to the candidate houses are conducted in order to provide the information needed to make a selection of study houses from among the candidates.
Caption title. "Presented at CSCE/ASCE Conference on Environmental Engineering, Vancouver, B.C., 7/13-15/88." "David C. Sanchez, project officer." "EPA/600/A-92/046." Microfiche.