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Air Testing Information: Radon

Radon Tests

Radon tests started in early November and will continue through January until all schools are tested.

Radon tests in schools are required by the state to ensure that air quality is safe for students. Radon is a gas found in soil caused by natural deposits of uranium. It is more common in some geographic areas, but it can be found anywhere. If it is present and moves through the soil into a building, it can disperse into the air and release damaging particles that can lead to lung cancer after prolonged exposure.

The tests to date have not detected radon. Positive results would require building or air circulation improvements.

Learn more about radon testing in schools. 


Testing schedule and school results

School Approximate
Test Dates
 Results
Week 1
Timber Ridge School Nov. 6 – 10, 2017 No elevated levels
See report
Clover Ridge Elementary Nov. 6 – 10, 2017 No elevated levels
See report
South Shore Elementary Nov. 6 – 10, 2017 No elevated levels
See report
Waverly Elementary School Nov. 6 – 10, 2017 No elevated levels
See report
Week 2
North Albany Elementary Nov. 13 – 17, 2017 No elevated levels
See report
North Albany Middle School Nov. 13 – 17, 2017 No elevated levels
See report
Fir Grove Elementary Nov. 13 – 17, 2017 No elevated levels
See report
Oak Grove Elementary Nov. 13 – 17, 2017 No elevated levels
See report
Fairmount Nov. 13 – 17, 2017 No elevated levels
See report
Week 3
Memorial Middle School Nov. 27 – Dec. 1, 2017
Liberty Elementary School Nov. 27 – Dec. 1, 2017
Takena Elementary School Nov. 27 – Dec. 1, 2017
Oak Elementary School Nov. 27 – Dec. 1, 2017
Week 4
Central Elementary School Dec. 4 – 8, 2017
Calapooia Middle School Dec. 4 – 8, 2017
Periwinkle Elementary School Dec. 4 – 8, 2017
Tangent Elementary School Dec. 4 – 8, 2017
Week 5
Albany Options School Dec. 11 – 15, 2017
Sunrise Elementary School Dec. 11 – 15, 2017
Lafayette Elementary School Dec. 11 – 15, 2017
Week 6
South Albany High School Jan. 8 – 12, 2018
Week 7 
West Albany High School Jan. 22 – 26, 2018