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City’s Radon Test Results In

Monday, November 21, 2016 @ 6:00 AM

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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