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2 Vancouver-Area Schools Test High For Radon

OPB | March 21, 2017 3:17 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Classrooms in Washington’s fifth largest school district are undergoing tests for radon. Evergreen Public Schools recently announced above average levels in two facilities in the Vancouver area.

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Improving Oregon Schools Starts With Plans, Stops At Dollar Signs

OPB | Aug. 30, 2016 4:02 p.m. | Portland

Oregon schools are required to submit healthy school plans, but a lack of funding and requirements mean big improvements to school buildings may be years off.

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Oregon 'Healthy School Plans' Won't Require Lead Testing

OPB | Aug. 18, 2016 11:31 a.m. | Portland

Oregon has approved new rules for schools aimed at improving health conditions in the state’s aging buildings. But the rules won’t require lead testing. 

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Explaining Radon, Portland Schools' Next Toxic Problem

OPB | June 2, 2016 10:34 a.m. | Portland

Portland Public Schools found elevated levels of radon in more than 100 classrooms across the district. What are the health risks of this radioactive gas?