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Annual National Radon Action Month Poster Contest Winners from Georgia to be Recognized at UGA

Release Date: 12/13/2004
Contact Information: Laura Niles, (404) 562-8353, niles.laura@epa.gov
In celebration of the upcoming National Radon Action Month in January 2005, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Agriculture Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service (CSREES) and the University of Georgia’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) will recognize National Radon Action Month Poster Contest winner, fourth-grader Abbi Calvert, State of Georgia first-place winner, Jeneka Avery, and other state of Georgia competition winners at the University of Georgia’s Fanning Institute in Athens on Tuesday, December 14, 2004. 

A photo session involving the Contest winners and Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, Georgia State Representative Len Walker and EPA Director of Radiation and Indoor Air, Elizabeth Cotsworth will be held at 11:45 a.m. to congratulate the winners before the award ceremony in the afternoon.

The Radon Poster Contest, jointly sponsored by EPA and USDA, is intended to raise awareness of radon and the importance of testing homes and fixing elevated levels.  Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is invisible and odorless.  It originates from naturally occurring uranium and radium found in soil, rock and water.  When trapped in buildings, radon can be harmful, especially at elevated levels.       

Who:  

Photo Session:

Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, Georgia State Representative Len Walker, and

EPA Director of Radiation and Indoor Air, Elizabeth Cotsworth                              

Awards Ceremony:

EPA Director of Radiation and Indoor Air, Elizabeth Cotsworth,

EPA Region 4 Air Toxics & Monitoring Branch Chief, Doug Neeley,

Georgia State Representative Len Walker, University of Georgia President Dr. Michael Adams,

Associate Dean, University of Georgia FACS Outreach, Dr. Jorge Atiles, and

State Program 4H and Youth Leader, Dr. Roger Ryles, Jr.     

What:

Awards ceremony for National Radon Action Month Poster Contest winners                                                           

When:

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Photo Session with winners:  11:45 a.m.

Awards ceremony: 2:00 p.m.

Where:

The University of Georgia,
Fanning Institute Training Room
1234 South Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA