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News 5 Investigates: Radon test results in schools

Colorado law requires all schools and day cares to test for Radon exposure, but there is no requirement to fix the problem.

State and federal laws also do not address how frequently schools should test.

While some schools have tested in recent years, some haven’t tested in decades.

The EPA recommends Radon levels sit below 4 pCi/L. However, health experts warn that there is no safe level of Radon exposure.

Click on your child’s district to review the information we’ve compiled from major school districts in our region:

District 11

District 20

District 8

District 2

District 49

District 3

District 38

District 60

District 70

Don’t see your district or test results listed? Schools are required to have copies of Radon test results on file. You can contact your child’s school directly or file an Colorado Open Records Act Request to obtain testing results. Districts should make these results available for inspection at no-cost. However, applicable printing and copying fees may be assessed for hard copies. ​

Interested in learning more about Radon mitigation and testing? Click here for more resources through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s web site.

Got a story or issue you’d like to bring to our attention? We’re listening! Call our tip line any time at 719-228-6275. 

Previous stories: 

What you need to know about Radon

Limited supply of FREE Radon test kits available

 

Eric Ross

Eric Ross

Eric Ross is the chief investigative reporter/executive producer at News 5. If you have a story idea or news tip, please send an email to eross@KOAA.com or call 719-228-6275.
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