radon testing

January 15, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

With Radon at High Levels, Officials Urge Residents to Take Action

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and other officials recognized January as Radon Action Month before the county council on Jan. 14.  The county’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) wants to remind residents of the dangers of radon poisoning and to test their homes for it. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), radon is […]

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January 5, 2018 | Michelle Queen

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. On this episode, find reports on: MCPS Superintendent, Dr. Jack Smith, unveils his recommended FY19 $2.50B operating budget; County Executive Ike Leggett gears up to host five FY19 Operating Budget community forums; Free tax preparation services are […]

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December 8, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Bowers on Radon Testing and Budget Impact (VIDEO)

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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December 7, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Dise Calls for Radon Testing at County Facilities

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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December 7, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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

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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December 2, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Dec. 2, in Montgomery County

A dense fog advisory is in effect until 10 a.m. today for Montgomery County. Here are five more things to know today, Dec. 2nd, in Montgomery County: 1. Montgomery County Public Schools officials say they plan to retest 26 schools for radon after elevated levels were reported. MCPS has posted a list of the schools […]

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August 24, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 24, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Aug. 24th, in Montgomery County: 1. Beginning today, residents applying for housing assistance from Montgomery County can do so online. 2. Montgomery County Public Schools ((MCPS) teachers are back at school today as they prepare to welcome students back on Aug. 31st. 3. It’s the talk of […]

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August 21, 2015 | Staff Writer

County Bill Would Require Radon Testing When Selling a Home (VIDEO)

A bill before the Montgomery County Council could require radon testing when selling a single-family home. Susan Kenedy reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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January 6, 2014 | Staff Writer

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County Encourages Radon Testing

During January, Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is recognizing National Radon Action Month by encouraging residents to take action to protect their homes and families. Unsafe levels of radon can lead to serious illness. The Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States […]

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