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Old 03-08-2007, 01:46 AM
 
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Dgoboy is right. Durango is growing so anyone wanting a small little town should look more to Bayfield, Dolores or Mancos. Cortez and Pagosa are now more larger towns. Durango isnt considered a town anymore. It is a city. Not a large city but not a town. If you like culture, the arts, lots of great entertainment, city life etc. You will like Durango.
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Old 03-08-2007, 08:20 AM
 
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Radon in Hailey? Yes, it was a mining town a long time ago and a lot of metals are in the earth now. It has high counts of radon and every house needs to be tested if you are going to buy here. People have died of lung cancer here and never smoked before.
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Old 03-08-2007, 08:46 AM
 
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Radon is fairly easily and inexpensively mitigated. There are areas of Colorado with higher levels as well, but it wouldn't scare me away from any particular area. You can see one house with high levels and the house next door with nothing. We lived in Evergreen, CO and had very high initial levels but once we mitigated our levels dropped well below the EPA's level of concern.
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Old 03-08-2007, 08:53 AM
 
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Yes, Radon is a threat in CO. The EPA map is at: http://www.epa.gov/radon/zonemap/colorado.htm

DGO is in the High Zone per the EPA, but "high" is a rate of "4" and up. Some tests measure a lot higher than 4.

Risk table is at: http://www.radon1.com/exposure.htm

There are many ways to remediate Radon in a home. We had that discussion here in CO recently, search on RADON.

s/Mike
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Old 03-08-2007, 10:19 PM
 
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Mike, Durango is a zone 2 which has a lower potential of radon than zone 1. Most of Colorado is a zone 1 like where you live in Colorado Springs and zone 1 has the highest potential for radon. Look again, even at the website you listed:
http://www.epa.gov/radon/zonemap/colorado.htm and see.

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Old 03-09-2007, 07:47 AM
 
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Mike, Durango is a zone 2 which has a lower potential of radon than zone 1.....
Ooops...sorry...all this talk of 4-corners had me thinking literally 'corner' which is a zone 1 (Montezuma County). Now that I've checked mapquest, I see that DGO is in LaPlate County, or zone 2, an area of lower risk. Thanks for catching that.

s/Mike
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