In a recent article written by Brad Schmidt | The Oregonian/OregonLive, “The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has failed to ensure residents living in public housing are protected from exposure to radioactive gas, the agency’s independent watchdog determined this week, confirming findings from a 2019 investigation by The Oregonian/OregonLive.”
The Oregonian has been monitoring the failure of The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to ensure that the agency complies with Congress-directed policy development. “HUD cannot ensure that residents in HUD-assisted housing receive consistent and sufficient protection from the hazardous health effects of radon exposure,” according to the Inspector General’s office.
“HUD should develop a department-wide policy making clear that radon gas is a radioactive element and set requirements for testing and mitigation in public housing and other federal housing programs,” writes Schmidt. To view the full article visit ‘Critical for HUD to act’: agency watchdog says public housing tenants need radon protection