2004 News Releases
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
|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.
Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, Georgia State Representative Len Walker, and
EPA Director of Radiation and Indoor Air, Elizabeth Cotsworth
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.
Awards ceremony for National Radon Action Month Poster Contest winners
Tuesday, December 14, 2004
Photo Session with winners: 11:45 a.m.
Awards ceremony: 2:00 p.m.
The University of Georgia,