• Radon Mitigation

    Radon flyer

    PPS radon mitigation work

    With the passage of the May 2017 bond, just over 1.1 million dollars became available to mitigate radon levels in Portland Public Schools. Radon testing has now been completed every school and radon mitigation systems have been successfully installed at 16 schools. The migation efforts are now complete and the program is significantly under budget.

    Additional testing occurs at least every 5 years
    Oregon law requires testing every 10 years however PPS chooses to test every 5 year following the Oregon Health Authority guidelines. Every school year, a handful of District schools are re-tested before the 5 year limit is up. Results are posted on the PPS Healthy and Safe Schools web page. Anytime radon is detected above the action level after all protocol testing, a mitigation provider is contracted.
    Click here to learn more at the PPS Risk Management Radon Page

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  • Completed radon mitigation projects

    Beaumont:
    A permanent radon mitigation system was installed to mitigate the gym/room 26A. The system has been tested and meets radon level requirements.

    Cesar Chavez:
    A permanent radon mitigation system was installed to mitigate rooms 19, Media Office 152, 163, and 164 . The systems have been tested and meets radon level requirements.

    Edwards:
    A permanent radon mitigation system was installed to mitigate room 6D. The system has been tested and meets radon level requirements.

    Jefferson:
    A permanent radon mitigation system was installed to mitigate rooms A36 and A75 (room numbers on original blueprints). The systems have been tested and meets radon level requirements.


    Kelly:
    A permanent radon mitigation system was installed to mitigate the cafeteria and custodial closet. The systems have been tested and meets radon level requirements.  A mitigation system from early 2000s is also in place at Kelly.

    Lane:
    A permanent radon mitigation system was installed for Room 126 and Room 117A. The systems have been tested and meets radon level requirements.

    Lent:
    A permanent radon mitigation system was installed for the main building and in the music building. The systems have been been tested and meets radon level requirements.

    Marysville:
    A permanent radon mitigation system was installed in rooms 137, 138, and 139The systems have been been tested and meets radon level requirements.

    Meek:
    Permanent radon mitigation systems were installed in the cafeteria and for rooms 103 and 107. The systems have been tested and meet radon level requirements.

    Ockley Green:
    Permanent radon mitigation systems were installed in the gym, PE office (room 307), and the principal’s office. The systems have been tested and meet radon level requirements.

    Peninsula:
    A permanent radon mitigation system was installed for the boiler room. The system has been been tested and meets radon level requirements.

    Roseway Heights:
    A permanent radon mitigation system was installed for the boiler room. The system has been been tested and meets radon level requirements.

    Skyline:
    A permanent radon mitigation system was installed in room 105A. The system has been been tested and meets radon level requirements.

    Vernon:
    A permanent radon mitigation system was installed in the kitchen. The system has been been tested and meets radon level requirements.

    Wilcox:
    A permanent radon mitigation system was installed in the Boiler room, Room 16, and Conference Room 1. The system have been been tested and meets radon level requirements.

    New Bond Projects
    New construction at PPS is built in compliance with building codes for radon resistant construction.

     

  • Radon mitigation work in progress

    Marysville:
    The design system for radon mitigation in Rooms 137, 138, and 139 was proven to be effective. Construction of the permanent mitigation system was paused to address asbestos in the path of installation. During this time, the test radon mitigation system was in place and operating. Asbestos abatement in this area is now complete, and permanent radon mitigation is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2019.

    Cesar Chavez:
    Testing determined Cesar Chavez would require a radon mitigation system in Room 19. However, radon mitigation was put on hold temporily to allow the construction of the elevator to be completed. This was necessary to fulfill a requirement to re-test all occupied ground floor rooms after a significant construction project has occurred. Retesting determined that radon mitigation was needed in rooms 19, 152, 163 and 164. The design system for mitigation in these rooms was installed during the summer of 2019 and was proven to be effective. Formal design for the permanent system is now underway. Construction is expected to be complete by the end of 2019. In the meantime the test radon mitigation system is in place and will continue to operate until the permanent system is installed and tested.