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Rice Surprised to Learn of MCPS Radon Levels (VIDEOS)

Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice said he was surprised to learn of elevated radon levels in 26 schools and two MCPS buildings last week. That’s because as the sponsor of a recently passed radon bill, he said, his staff previously asked the school district for information about radon levels and was assured there was not an issue.

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Rice said parents are concerned about the elevated levels and he is helping them get the information they need.

So what’s next? Rice is receiving daily updates from MCPS about radon testing at area schools, and, he said, it is understanding that any outstanding issues should be fixed by the beginning of next year.

When it comes to information, Rice said he is talking to MCPS Chief Operating Officer (COO) Andrew Zuckerman but Rice said he still does not know why the original radon test results were not followed up with remediation and communication to the public.

The Latest on Radon Testing in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

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In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice provides an update on radon testing in Montgomery County public schools and government buildings. Visit this web page for the most current radon info we have for each school & summary info for all schools: https://t.co/IsCsuHcOPI — MCPS (@MCPS) December 17, 2015

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Bowers on Radon Testing and Budget Impact (VIDEO)

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In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Interim Superintendent Larry Bowers talks about testing school buildings for radon and how the cost will impact the current MCPS budget.  

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Dise Calls for Radon Testing at County Facilities

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David Dise, director of the Department of General Services (DGS) for Montgomery County, said he is calling for radon tests of county facilities following news that 26 Montgomery County public schools and two other MCPS buildings tested positive for elevated levels of radon. “Given the results reported by MCPS, I have initiated an investigation of […]

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Rice Surprised to Learn of MCPS Radon Levels (VIDEOS)

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Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice said he was surprised to learn of elevated radon levels in 26 schools and two MCPS buildings last week. That’s because as the sponsor of a recently passed radon bill, he said, his staff previously asked the school district for information about radon levels and was assured there was not […]

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Councilmember Craig Rice on Radon Testing in County Buildings (VIDEO)

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In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Councilmember Craig Rice said he is happy to see parents following up with questions about radon levels in schools and he said the Council plans to follow up in childcare facilities and county buildings as well.

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Councilmember Craig Rice on MCPS and Radon Testing: "It's A Failure" (VIDEO)

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In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice, who chairs the Council’s Education Committee, describes Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) lack of follow up on radon testing in 26 schools and two other school buildings as “a failure” and, he says, “it can’t happen again.” You may remember that Rice sponsored a recent […]

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Bowers Announces Plans to Retest All Schools for Radon

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All Montgomery County public schools and buildings will soon be tested for radon, according to a statement by Interim Superintendent Larry Bowers that was released on Sunday. You may remember that MCPS officials are in the process of retesting 28 MCPS locations that previously showed elevated levels of radon, according to the most recent testing […]

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MCPS Officials Plan to Retest 26 Schools for Radon

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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 […]

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Sonya Burke

About Sonya Burke

Sonya Burke is the Multimedia Manager at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at sburke@mymcmedia.org or reach her on Twitter @SonyaNBurke.

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