‘Galway TDs briefed on serious radon problem in Galway’
Galway’s TDs and Senators will be briefed on Tuesday, 11th October, on the dangers of radon gas as part of Galway Radon Week which runs from October 8th – 15th.
The Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland is holding the briefing in Leinster House to provide Galway’s public representatives with information on the radon gas problem in Galway.
Commented Deputy Seán Kyne: “I was very concerned to learn that Galway has one of the highest incidences of radon in the country with nearly one in five homes registering higher than acceptable levels of radon gas.
“Given that radon, which is a naturally occurring radioactive gas, is a proven cause of lung cancer – second only to smoking – it is vital that Galway’s residents are aware of the dangers and provided with the information needed to combat the problem.
“I urge residents to have the straight-forward radon tests carried out to establish if there is a risk and if so to contact the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland, or their local public representative, for advice on testing and remediation works which will remove the danger.”
The Institute is holding two public meetings on Wednesday, 12th October, at 2pm in the Radisson Blu Hotel in the city and at 7:30pm in the Ard Rí House Hotel, Tuam.