ARC-1 Radon  is experienced in the radon measurement of larger building to include public schools. A customized Quality Assurance Plan is developed for each project and nationally accepted protocols are followed to ensure the job is done correctly the first time. 


Illinois School Radon Screening Program

 

  In 2009, the Illinois General Assembly Passed Public Act 96-0417 

  •  Recommends that every occupied school building of a school district be tested every 5 years for radon.
  •  Recommends that new schools of a school district be built using radon resistant construction techniques.
  •  Allows a school district to maintain, make available for review, and notify parents and faculty of test results.
  •  Requires the district to report radon test results to the State Board of Education.
  •  Requires the State Board to prepare a report every 2 years of the results from all schools that have  performed  radon tests, to be submitted to the General Assembly and the Governor.
  •  Authorizes IEMA to allow school staff to test for radon if they have been trained to perform screening tests.
  •  Recommends that if the results of a radon screening test are found to be 4.0 pCi/L or above, the school district may hire a licensed radon professional to perform measurements before any mitigation decisions are made.
  • If radon levels of 4.0 pCi/L or above are found, it is recommended that affected areas be mitigated by a licensed radon mitigation professional with respect to both design and installation.