UPDATE: Fayette School Board Approves Radon Repair Work

A radon problem was scheduled to be fixed over winter break at Lexington’s Locust Trace AgriScience Center.

The Fayette County School Board voted Monday for the emergency repair work.

The school had radon levels higher than the recommended EPA level.

Superintendent-designee Mary Wright said that at one point during the school year, the radon level had been found to be 10 times the recommended level of 4 picocuries per liter.

But Wright said the level was now lower.

Radon comes from the natural decay of uranium found in most soils.

The radioactive gas can cause cancer, according to the EPA.

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