Environmental Radiation - Radon
DIVISION: Environmental Safety and Health
GENERAL PHONE NUMBER: (609) 984-5425
FAX NUMBER: (609) 984-5595
When a home with a radon concentration of 100 pCi/L or greater is confirmed in a municipality, letters will be sent to the mayor and health officer of that community, informing them of the existence of the Elevated Radon Awareness Program (ERAP). Through ERAP, the municipality will be asked if they would like to purchase radon test devices to hand out free of charge to residents to encourage additional testing. The municipality would be reimbursed up to $1,000 for the purchase of radon test devices.
The municipality has two months to return a form indicating that they are interested in participating. If a municipality participates, they are required to send press releases to one local and one regional newspaper to notify residents of the availability of free test kits.
They are also required to keep records of all of the addresses in the municipality that are given the free test kits. The municipality would notify the Radon Section semi-annually of each address where a test kit is given out until the purchased quantity is exhausted.
MONETARY ASSISTANCE PROVIDED:
After the municipality purchases the devices, the Radon Section will reimburse the municipality up to $1,000. These funds are available from the EPA State Indoor Radon Grant
Radon Testing and Mitigation: The Basics
Radon Information for Home Buyers and Sellers
New Jersey Radon Potential Map