Federal Radon Action Plan and Scorecard
The Federal Radon Action Plan was announced by the Federal government in June of 2011 for protecting people and families. Recently, EPA posted a scorecard showing progress by the participating Agencies on their collective commitments. The project is unprecedented in that it addresses the radon health risk in a way that not been tried before.
The Plan was developed through a six month intense collaborative effort between several major Departments and Agencies. The plan is the first to take a coordinated long-term approach to reducing the health risk from radon across federal agencies. The plan will focus on the millions of homes and schools the Feds control or influence.
We are hoping that our actions will motivate the private sector, state and local governments to take more action. As a nation we've made progress, yet today millions of American homes and an unknown number of children in our schools are exposed to radon above EPA's recommended action level. In 2011 about 124,000 Americans took action to reduce the radon level in their homes. In 2010 America's home builders included radon reducing features in nearly 17% of all new single family homes, and in 40% of those built in high radon areas. You can learn more about the plan at http://www.epa.gov/radon/action_plan.html