for a moment as it sweeps to the left past his yard. Then it passes through a culvert under Woods Creek Road, turns right and resumes its downhill journey to the Marys River. "It's a perfect place for spawning fish," says Muir, who has lived in the two story wood frame house since 1974. He remembers a time when 16 inch cutthroat trout could be found in his reach of Woods Creek, and he supports the work his local watershed council is doing t.
"Lynch recalls being equally horrified when he heard the results. "I told them it was such a high reading that it was out of my league. Centre for Disease Control, which urged calm, explaining that the health effects from radon gas are long term rather than immediate. The first thing the couple did was pour concrete over the one third of their basement that still had exposed dirt, designed for a root cellar, since that was the most likely entry point for radon gas into their home. Using a "radon data logger" provided on loan by the centre for short term measurements, the couple found they had reduced the gas levels by about half. Then they carefully sealed all the cracks in the concrete in the other two thirds of their basement, including the septic sump, which reduced the levels by about another half. When they poured concrete over the root cellar, they installed a pipe leading from the ground into the basement a pipe that could be attached to further pipes and a fan for moving radon gas out of the house. The only downside is that the fan has to run around the clock, resulting in a background hum and a modest increase in electricity, a price they're prepared to pay to counter radon.
, building a new 1,100 square foot main floor home, with basement, on just over one hectare of land in 1995. They didn't immediately test for radon in their new home, explains Heywood, a retired teacher. "No worries. We never thought about it. "When Bill Lynch, a Nelson based private home inspector who specializes in radon, came to New Denver, the couple decided to try another test a process that typically involves putting a puck Adidas Gazelle Mens Trainers Grey like monitor in the basement or main floor living area for three to six months. When the results came back last spring, they were shocked. It showed 2,100 becquerels 10 times the pending Adidas Gazelle 2 Black Sale
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