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Main Title Resolving the Radon Problem in Clinton, New Jersey, Houses.
Author Osborne., M. C. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher c1989
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/J-89/474;
Stock Number PB91-115949
Additional Subjects Radon ; Houses ; Air pollution control ; Residential buildings ; Ventilation ; Sealing ; Indoor air pollution ; Subslab depressurization systems ; Clinton(New Jersey) ; Radiation monitoring
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NTIS  PB91-115949 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 03/04/1991
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Abstract
The article discusses resolution of a radon problem in Clinton, New Jersey, where significantly elevated radon concentrations were found in several adjacent houses. The U.S. EPA screened 56 of the houses and selected 10 for demonstration of radon reduction techniques. Each of the 10 houses received an intensive radon diagnostic evaluation before a house-specific radon reduction plan was developed. Before and after the plans were implemented, radon concentrations were determined by charcoal canisters and continuous radon monitors. A variety of sealing and subslab depressurization techniques were applied to the 10 houses. Radon concentrations were reduced by over 95% in all 10 houses. Five meetings were held to explain to homeowners the radion reduction techniques being implemented and to answer questions of homeowners interested in applying similar radon reduction efforts to their houses.