Clark County receives grant for radon testing

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Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced Monday, Springfield Metropolitan Housing Authority (SMHA) has received a grant in the amount of $590,435 for radon testing and the mitigation of radon.

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“Every Ohioan should have a roof over their heads and a safe place to call home. This investment will help make sure that the Springfield Metropolitan Housing Authority has the resources it needs to ensure the safety of residents,” Brown said.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), radon is released naturally from rocks, soil, and water. This invisible radioactive gas can enter buildings and homes through cracks and/or holes. The gas can build up in the air, where people breathing in radon over time could potentially cause cancer.

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The grant was made possible through FY 2022 Radon Testing and Mitigation Demonstration for Public Housing NOFO.