- Associated Press - Thursday, March 3, 2016

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A debate between realtors and the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services over standards regarding safe levels of radon in drinking water will go before the Legislature this year.

New Hampshire Public Radio reports (http://bit.ly/1LBdTjd ) the long-running dispute stems from New Hampshire’s lack of standards on how much radon found in drinking water is considered safe for use.

While there is no standard, the state has set the recommended radon level for homeowners to take action at 2,000 picocuries per liter. The federal Environmental Protection Agency has never set such a limit.

The real estate industry has backed a bi-partisan bill that would limit the DES’ educational materials on the issue to the EPA’s guidelines, not the state’s current radon advisory. They say the state’s advisory is confusing for homeowners.

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Information from: WEVO-FM, http://www.nhpr.org/

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