POWELL, Wyoming — Wyoming is classified in the highest risk category for potential elevated indoor radon levels. The Northwest College Centers for Training and Development will offer classes in October to help Big Horn Basin homeowners, realtors and appraisers learn about the risks of radon and how to mitigate them.
A one-hour “Homeowner’s Guide to Radon” will be offered Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 20, 21 and 22, in Cody, Powell and Worland, respectively. Each program begins at noon and includes lunch.
In addition to background, safety risks and Wyoming statistics, the program will cover testing, costs and options for mitigating radon exposure.
The homeowner’s class will be expanded upon in each city in a four-hour “Realtor’s and Appraiser’s Guide to Radon” on the same day. This extended course meets from 8 a.m.-noon in Powell and Worland, and from 1-5 p.m. in Cody.
It includes two videos and digs further into the issue, covering the topic from a micro perspective (how many homes in each area county have tested positive for radon) to a macro look at national and international studies on radon. An emphasis is given to radon potential and mitigation in existing homes as well as new home construction.
All six classes are taught by Steven Melia who manages the Environmental and Occupational Health Program for the Wyoming Department of Health.
The $10 cost to attend the homeowner’s session includes lunch. The four-hour class is free and carries four continuing education units from the Wyoming Real Estate Commission. A course completion certificate is available to appraisers, home inspectors and architects.
More details about these classes and registration options are available online.
For more information about the Powell or Worland classes, email or call the NWC Center for Training and Development at 307-754-6062. Questions about the Cody classes can be answered by email or by calling 307-587-3506.