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Utah’s Youngest Citizens Leading Radon Awareness Campaign With National Radon Poster Contest
- October 20 – Entries due to DEQ (postmarked)
- October 27 – State Voting begins
- November 3 - State Voting ends
- November 7 – Winners announced
- January – Winners will meet with Governor during National Radon Action Month
January is National Radon Action Month
Test Your Home Today!
- Governor Herbert Recognizes Utah’s High Radon Risk—Declares January “Radon Action Month”
(January 11, 2016)—News Release
2016 Radon Poster Contest Winners Announced
Utah students, ages 9-18, rose to the challenge of educating their communities about radon through art. There was an enormous response this year with more than 700 entries from many parts of the state. Posters illustrated the dangers of radon, where it comes from, how it gets into our homes and how Utah citizens can test their home for this invisible, radioactive gas. Much appreciation goes to all participants for their contributing artwork and support.
- View the Winning Posters
- DEQ Announces Utah’s 2016 Radon Contest Winners
(January 5, 2016)—News Release
The primary goal of the Utah Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control's (DWMRC) Indoor Radon Program is to reduce the level of indoor radon in the state of Utah to concentrations less than the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) action level of 4 pCi/L (pico-Curies per liter).
The Radon program is partially funded by the State Indoor Radon Grant from the EPA. The Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control, in addition to responding to telephone inquiries from the public, provides education through public outreach, conducts ''target area" indoor radon surveys, and individualized assistance to homeowners and public agencies concerning all aspects of the indoor radon hazard problem.
The Indoor Radon Program focuses its efforts in the following five areas:
- Radon Resistant Construction
- Real Estate Disclosure and Testing
- Local Government Coalitions
- Public School Testing
- Radon Awareness (Testing and Mitigation)
Disclaimer Regarding Mitigators
The DWMRC does not accredit, certify, recommend or endorse listed individuals or companies, nor are we responsible for work done or liability incurred by you. Listed contractors are certified by the National Radon Proficiency Program or the National Radon Safety Board.