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Radon Testing Plan

Waukee Community Schools began limited Radon testing in 2012. Our initial effort included six buildings, which at the time represented half of our attendance centers. Each building was tested using two (2) kits. The results are shown below:

The average radon level of each building is as follows:

  • Brookview Elementary – 1.4 pCi/L
  • Eason Elementary – 1.4 pCi/L
  • Walnut Hills Elementary – 0.6 pCi/L
  • Waukee Middle School – 1.2 pCi/L
  • Prairieview – 0.7 pCi/L
  • Waukee High School – 0.7 pCi/L

During the summer of 2014 we tested all remaining buildings that were not tested in 2012.  We also increased the number of test-kits to provide better coverage over the entire facility. The number of test kits used is shown in (red) following the building name. The results are shown below:

The average radon level of each building is as follows:

  • Administration (3)– 0.3 pCi/L
  • Maple Grove Elementary (9) – 1.06 pCi/L
  • Shuler Elementary (10) – 0.7 pCi/L
  • Waukee Elementary – (10) – 0.86 pCi/L
  • Woodland Hills Elementary (8) – 1.0 pCi/L
  • Vince Meyer Learning Center (5) – 1.0 pCi/L
  • South Middle School (7) – 0.4 pCi/L

Moving forward Waukee Community Schools will perform Radon testing in each building every other year.

Radon testing and mitigation is in its infancy as it pertains to commercial type construction. There is much more information and specifics related to a personal residence. Below is an excerpt from the EPA that is printed on all testing results, these are the guidelines Waukee Schools will follow regarding on going testing and handling any mitigation should it be necessary.

THE EPA RECOMMENDS THAT YOU FIX YOUR HOME IF THE RADON LEVEL IS 4 PICOCURIES (PCI/L) OR HIGHER.

Please read the EPA Citizen’s Guide to Radon at www.epa.gov/radon/pubs/citguide.html. Residents of New Jersey should read “Radon Testing and Mitigation: The Basics.” Radon levels less than 4 pCi/L still pose a risk. You may want to take additional measurements because radon levels can vary with the seasons. You may also want to consider doing a long term test to determine the average radon concentrations over a longer period of time. If the radon level is 4.0 pCi/L or higher you should perform either a long-term test or a second short-term test. If the radon level is higher than 10 pCi/L you should perform a second short-term test immediately. If you would like to know more about radon mitigation, or have other questions, please contact your state radon office.

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