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Two More Schools Test High For Radon


NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- New radon test results are in for more Nashville schools, and the numbers show two more schools with high levels of the cancer-causing gas.

The tests come after an exclusive NewsChannel 5 investigation.

New results showed that one of the schools -- Margaret Allen Middle School, out in the Donelson area -- had almost every classroom above the federal action levels for radon.

In all, 46 out of 51 classrooms at Margaret Allen Middle exceeded the Environmental Protection Agency standard.

Another school, Julia Green Elementary in Green Hills, also tested above federal guidelines.

At Julia Green, 35 out of 49 rooms tested high for radon.

That school also tested high for radon when it was tested by the EPA back in 1989.

School officials will now follow up with more tests to figure out what needs to be done to bring the levels down.

Click here to view updated results from the 2011 radon tests

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