News briefs: 56-Acre meeting, radon testing |

News briefs: 56-Acre meeting, radon testing

The Steering Committee for the 56-Acre project will meet at the Inn of the Lake in South Lake Tahoe on Dec. 6.

The meeting is scheduled to run from 4 to 6 p.m. The public is invited to comment on a recently selected preferred plan before it is finalized.

The 56-Acre plan is being developed for public land stretching from the Senior Center to the edge of El Dorado Beach and includes Campground by the Lake.

Lake Tahoe Unified School District began testing for radon gas inside its facilities Wednesday.

District staff will place about 500 test kits in the occupied areas of the district’s schools, as well as transportation and administrative offices, according to Steve Morales, facility manager for the district.

Radon is naturally occurring radioactive gas that can build up to potentially carcinogenic levels in buildings without adequate ventilation. Homes in the Sierra Nevada are significantly more likely to have elevated levels of radon gas than those elsewhere in California and Nevada.

Morales expects results of the testing to be available in mid-December.

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