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Iowa schools may soon be required to test for radon

PIERRE, S.D. (KTIV) - Iowa lawmakers have begun discussing a bill requiring radon testing in schools across the state.

Members of a Senate education subcommittee approved the measure Tuesday on a two-to-one vote. Democrats voted in favor and one Republican opposed the legislation. On Wednesday, it goes to the full Senate education Committee.

Democratic Sen. Tod Bowman, said the bill is a work in progress, but it would require school districts to carry out radon testing in all buildings where students and teachers are regularly present by June 30, 2016.

School boards must then address the situation if high radon levels are found.
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