Radon Testing and Mitigation Program

Radon Testing and Mitigation Program

Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) recognizes the importance of providing a healthy-learning environment for all students and staff members. Part of our environmental safety program is to follow the guidelines of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for radon testing and remediation.

Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) has been testing for radon in schools since the late 1980s. Comprehensive system-wide testing of all PGCPS facilities also was initiated during the 2016 – 2017 school year, and mitigation activities were completed during summer 2018. Testing and mitigation procedures complied with applicable U.S. EPA guidelines and industry best practices.

A nationwide survey of radon levels in schools estimates that nearly one in five has at least one schoolroom with a short-term radon level above the action level of 4 pCi/L (picoCuries per liter) - the level at which EPA recommends that schools take action to reduce the level. 

Periodic testing will be conducted of all PGCPS facilities on a three-year cycle. For facilities that have an active mitigation system, testing will be conducted on a two-year cycle. In addition, facilities with new construction or other capital projects (i.e., window replacement or large ventilation upgrades) will be tested. This testing frequency was developed with guidance from the EPA and other experts in the field.

School is not the only place that students and teachers can be exposed to radon. Since children spend only about 20 percent of their time at school, and more time at home, EPA recommends that every home also should be tested. Find out how to test your home for radon.

 

Radon Test Results by School

School Year Tested #Rooms Tested Radon Levels (Range) pCi/L All Available Test Reports
Accokeek Academy 2017 45 0.1 - 2.5 Accokeek Academy Radon Test Results 2017
Adelphi Elementary 2017 26 0.1 - 1 Adelphi Elementary Radon Test Results 2017
Allenwood Elementary 2016 14 0.4 Allenwood Elementary Radon Test Results 2016
Andrew Jackson Academy 2016 13 0.04 - 1 Andrew Jackson Academy Radon Test Results 2016
Annapolis Road Academy Alternative High 2017 10 0.1 - 0.4 Annapolis Road Academy Radon Test Results 2017
Apple Grove Elementary 2017 22 0.1 - 3.3 Apple Grove ES Radon Test Results 2017
Ardmore Elementary 2017 15 0.2 - 0.9 Ardmore ES Radon Test Results 2017
Arrowhead Elementary 2016 14 0.1 - 0.4 Arrowhead ES Radon Test Results 2016
Avalon Elementary 2016 38 0.1 - 0.4 Avalon ES Radon Test Results 2016
Baden Elementary 2016 16 0.1 - 0.8 Baden ES Radon Test Results 2016
Barack Obama Elementary 2016 31 0.5 - 1.2 Barack Obama ES Radon Test Results 2016
Barnaby Manor Elementary 2016 15 0.3 - 1.4 Barnaby Manor ES Radon Test Results 2016
Beacon Heights Elementary 2016 16 0 - 0.3 Beacon Heights ES Radon Test Results 2016
Beltsville Academy 2016 15 0.2 - 4.3 Beltsville Academy Radon Test Results 2016
Beltsville Academy Part 2 Radon Test Results 2016
Benjamin Foulois Creative and Performing Arts K-8 2016 15 0.05 - 0.5 Benjamin Foulois Academy Radon Test Results 2016
Benjamin Stoddert Middle 2016 14 0.1 - 0.8 Benjamin Stoddert MS Radon Test Results 2016
Benjamin Tasker Middle 2017 15 0.04 - 0.5 Benjamin Tasker MS Radon Test Results 2017
Berwyn Heights Elementary 2016 20 0.5 - 1.7 Berwyn Heights ES Radon Test Results 2016
Bladensburg Elementary 2016 29 0.5 - 10.4 Bladensburg Elementary Radon Test Results 2016
Bond Mill Elementary 2016 23 0.4 - 1.1 Bond Mill Elementary Radon Test Results 2016
Bowie High 2016 47 0.1 - 4.1 Bowie High Annex Radon Test Results 2016
Bowie High Radon Test Results 2016
Bradbury Heights Elementary 2016 12 0.3 - 1.1 Bradbury Heights Elementary Radon Test Results 2016
Brandywine Elementary 2016 17 0.2 - 0.7 Brandywine Elementary Radon Test Results 2016
Buck Lodge Middle 2016 1 2 Buck Lodge Middle Radon Test Results 2016
C. Elizabeth Rieg Regional 2017 10 0.1 - 1.6 C_ Elizabeth Rieg Regional Radon Test Results 2017
Calverton Elementary 2016 13 0.05 - 1 Calverton Elementary Radon Test Results 2016
Capitol Heights Elementary 2016 28 0.3 - 1.2 Capitol Heights Elementary Radon Test Results 2016
Carmody Hills Elementary 2016 25 0.2 - 4.3 Carmody Hills Elementary Radon Test Results 2016
Carmody Hills Elementary Teacher Room Radon Test Results 2016