Radon Mitigation: Alaska Experiences, Costs, Results
Publication Number: RAD-00755
Author/Sponsor: Richard D. Seifert
Late in 1986, high radon levels were discovered in the community of Fairbanks, Alaska. After a long series of local investigations, this initial discovery led to Alaska being included in the third series of 10-state radon surveys. The study was conducted in 1989-1990 by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Survey (Nye & Kline 1990). During the years since the initial discovery and detection of radon, mitigations of radon have been attempted locally using various methods, some recommended, and some not recommended. This publication summarizes several of those mitigation efforts.