EPA, Four States Host Radon Stakeholders’ Meeting March 7 in Manhattan, KS

EPA Region 7 and its state partners will host the 11th Annual Region 7 EPA/State Radon Stakeholders’ Meeting from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 7, 2017, at the Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center, 410 South 3rd St., Manhattan, Kan. This meeting is being held at no cost for those who have a stake in protecting the public from unnecessary exposure to radon in homes, schools and businesses.

EPA Region 7 and its partners, Iowa Department of Public Health, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, and American Association of Radon Scientists & Technologists (AARST) want to bring interested stakeholders together to discuss common issues associated with radon awareness and mitigation to better understand problems and solutions from different perspectives.

Agenda items include “Surviving Lung Cancer,” “Hope for Lung Cancer Patients – Progress in Treatment,” state and tribal breakout sessions; updates from state agencies, AARST and EPA; specific discussions about difficult house remediation situations, and marketing tips/strategies.

These meetings are specifically designed to provide better ways to assist the public and reduce radon exposure. Participants can register online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017R7RadonMeeting. (No cost for registration, but participants should register by Feb. 21, 2017.) Dress is casual.

The meeting has been approved for continuing education credits by Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, the National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP), and the National Radon Safety Board (NRSB).

For questions, contact Bruce Snead at 785-532-4992 or bsnead@ksu.edu.

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