City’s Radon Test Results In
Prince George, B.C. – The City of Prince George conducted long term testing for radon in ten City owned facilities from January to April of this year. The good news is there is no need for remediation.
The ten facilities tested were:
- Civic Centre
- City Yard
- Kin Centre Arena #2
- City Hall
- Rolling Mix Concrete Arena
- Kin Centre Arena #3
- Four Seasons Pool
- Elksentre Arena
- CN Centre
- Kin Centre Arena #1
The highest level of the odorless colourless radon was found in the basement elevator room at City Hall. The reading there was 152 Becquerels/cubic metre (Bq/m3). That was the only area in all of the buildings tested that had a level over 100Bq/m3 but even at a level of 152, that is still below the Health Canada Standard which calls for remediation if levels hit 200 Bq/m3.
Radon is the second most common cause of lung cancer among non smokers.
A study released a little over a year ago indicated one in three homes in Prince George has radon levels which exceed the Health Canada standard.
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