Episode 14: The Disasters We Can’t See
January is National Radon Action Month so Hellen takes a look at radon and other pollutants; the risks, exposure, and what to do about it.
Hellen first interviews radon expert Henry Slack of the EPA in Atlanta and Lexington Health Dept. Senior Environmental Health Specialist Brandon Schoeck about the dangers of radon gas in the soil, especially in Kentucky, how to measure it and remediate it. In the second half, a chat with David Shehee, Superintendent of Water Quality and Environmental Compliance at Kentucky American Water. In light of the water crisis in Flint, MI, Hellen seeks assurance that the Lexington water supply is safe.