Campaign 4 radon monitoring set to begin this summer

By now, you should have received a PHAI consent and information package in the mail. Please complete and return the signed Access Consent and Scheduling forms to the PHAI. In mid-summer, contractors working on behalf of the PHAI will begin contacting property owners who have returned their signed forms to schedule an appointment to place the radon monitors, which will remain for six months.

As a personal security measure, each property has been issued a Site Identification Number that will be used during all communications between the property owner and the survey team. Survey staff will also wear clothing and display an identification badge that identifies them as a PHAI contractor.

Radon is the first of four tests in the Port Hope Project Property Radiological Survey that will test all 4,800 properties in Ward 1 (urban) Port Hope, and a few in rural Ward 2, for the presence of historic low-level radioactive waste.

The PHAI MO measures radon in buildings because elevated levels may indicate the presence of historic low-level radioactive waste in the ground around or under the building or, possibly, in building materials.

radon monitor in placeARCADIS is beginning to place radon monitors at 1,250 Campaign 4 properties. Radon is the first of four tests in the Port Hope Project Property Radiological Survey that will test all 4,800 properties in urban Port Hope, and a few rural properties, for the presence of historic low-level radioactive waste. The PHAI MO measures radon in buildings because elevated levels may indicate the presence of historic low-level radioactive waste in the ground around or under the building or, possibly, in building materials. (Radon fact sheet)

If radon monitoring reveals levels above the Health Canada guideline, and LLRW is confirmed as the source of the radon, the PHAI will mitigate the radon until the LLRW is removed. When elevated radon is confirmed as being naturally occurring, and not the result of historic low-level radioactive waste, the PHAI MO will provide guidance to the property owner about steps that can be taken to reduce the levels.

05-Apr-2016