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Main Title Radon Reduction and Radon Resistant Construction Demonstrations in New York.
Author Nitschke, I. ;
CORP Author Fleming (W.S.) and Associates, Inc., Syracuse, NY.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher Jan 89
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/8-89/001;
Stock Number PB89-151476
Additional Subjects Radon ; Air pollution control ; Houses ; Structural engineering ; New York ; Radioactive contaminants ; Construction ; Design criteria ; Quality control ; Sealers ; Basements ; Fans ; Soil mechanics ; Indoor air pollution
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB89-151476 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 299p
The report covers three tasks related to indoor radon: (1) the demonstration of radon reduction techniques in 8 houses in each of two uniquely different radon prone areas of the State of New York; (2) the evaluation and repair of 14 radon mitigation systems in houses mitigated 4 years earlier; and (3) the development and application of radon resistant new construction designs in 15 different houses. In applying radon reduction techniques in existing houses, techniques which were applicable in extremely porous soil were not as easily applied to houses built on granite ledge; combinations of techniques may be required in many difficult houses before an acceptable radon level can be achieved. During the study, basement pressurization was applied as a radon reduction technique for the first time. The radon resistant new construction designs should demonstrate effective methods of sealing out radon during construction; however, quality control problems prevalent in the construction industry may require additional laboratory tests for verification.