August 19, 2018

Fracked Gas Exposes Families in PA and NY to Radioactivity


DCS responded to the NY DEC radioactivity and solid waste regulation changes with important comments

Download DCS comments on Part 380 amendments as a pdf.
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Rise of Deadly Radon Gas in PA Buildings Linked to Fracking

Disturbing correlation found between unusually high levels of radon gas in mostly residences and oil and gas production via fracking
By Ariana Eunjung Cha, The Washington Post, April 9, 2015

A new study published Thursday reported a disturbing correlation between unusually high levels of radon gas in mostly residences and … Continue reading

NYC Residents: Is There Radon in Your Kitchen?

Radon Test Kit 2Until recently, the gas used in the New York City area had relatively low levels of radon. This started changing in late 2013 when gas from the Marcellus shale gas areas of Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio started flowing into the gas distribution lines that deliver gas to you.

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NYers: Protect Your Family from Radon in Natural Gas

Help advance the “protection of public health from exposure to radon in natural gas act”

Keep the Radon Bill Moving Along!
A Joint Project of Sane Energy and DCS

Bill A6863B-2013 (Relates to the protection of public health from exposure to radon in natural gas; requires continuous monitoring of Continue reading

Medical Society of the State of NY Passes a Resolution on Radon

The Medical Society of the State of New York passed a Resolution on Radon at their state-wide annual meeting yesterday, April 12, 2014 in Tarrytown, NY. It reads:

RESOLVED, That the Medical Society of the State of New York support policy that limits exposure to radon and its decay products … Continue reading

NYS Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal’s Letter to Con Ed Concerning Radon in Natural Gas

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December 19, 2013

Kevin Burke
Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer
Consolidated Edison Company of New York
4 Irving Place
New York, NY 10003

Dear Mr. Burke:

The New Jersey-New York Expansion Project, commonly referred to as the “Spectra Pipeline,” went … Continue reading

NYS Radon in Natural Gas Health Protection Bills Need Action

NY Region:           FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                               June 16, 2013

New York State Radon in Natural Gas Health Protection Bills Need Action

The NY State Legislative  session ends this Thursday June 20, 2013.  Two bills intended to protect human health from radon poisoning remain in their respective Health Committees.

Damascus Citizens for … Continue reading

Facts About Radon in Natural Gas in NYC

Download the fact sheet, from DCS, about radon in natural gas in New York City

Radon Facts

  1. 1.       Radon is a tasteless, odorless, colorless, naturally occurring radioactive noble (does not react with other elements) gas created by the radioactive decay of uranium, thorium and radium.  It does not burn and
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Press Release – Public Demands Hearings on Radon from Marcellus Shale Gas Coming into NYC Homes and Businesses

Press Release – for immediate release                                                    July 30, 2012

Radon New York City: 16 Block Associations, more Legislators, Manhattan BP, Businesses and NYC Residents Join the Concern over Radon for Dinner!

 …Asking Speaker Quinn  Again for Hearings on Radon in Marcellus Gas Coming to NYC

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2nd Letter to NYC Council Re: Joint Hearings on Radon in Natural Gas from the Marcellus Shale

We received no response to our first letter. This second letter reiterates the potential for exposing NYC households to dangerous levels of radioactive radon and includes many additional signatories.

Click HERE to read the full letter, including related Block Association letters and all signatories.
Read the Press Release here.

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