MCPS Officials Plan to Retest 26 Schools for Radon
Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials say they plan to retest 26 schools and the Lathrop Smith Environmental Education Center and the Rocking Horse Road Center for radon after elevated radon levels were reported.
So far, there is no word on when the retesting will take place.
According to information posted on the MCPS website, the slightly elevated levels do not present an immediate safety hazard to students and staff.
A list of the schools and centers impacted is posted on the MCPS website and below:
Beall Elementary School
Redland Middle School
Cresthaven Elementary School
Ridgeview Middle School
Damascus Elementary School
East Silver Spring Elementary School
Rockwell Lois P. Elementary School
Fallsmead Elementary School
Rosemont Elementary School
Glen Haven Elementary School
Glenallan Elementary School
South Lake Elementary School
Highland Elementary School
Springbrook High School
Highland View Elementary School
Takoma Park Elementary School
Jackson Road Elementary School
Viers Mill Elementary School
Jones Lane Elementary School
Watkins Mill Elementary School
Maryvale Elementary School
Wayside Elementary School
Oak View Elementary School
Westbrook Elementary School
Oakland Terrace Elementary School
Westland Middle School
Quince Orchard High School
— MCPS (@MCPS) December 1, 2015
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