CR3 News Magazine 2018 February: Black History Special Edition - Page 28

The Stockbridge-Munsee Tribe is committed to formalize an Indoor Air Quality program in 2017. This will include investigations and suggested remediation techniques on mold, asbestos and radon in homes and government buildings. The General Assistance Program (GAP) funding is critical to this effort. Currently we do not have any Air Program funded by specific air grants. Due to the Tribal Council requesting a Radon Program be drafted along with expanding confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) near our Reservation boarders, we do anticipate future needs in funding and manpower. We have not received any complaints about outdoor wood boilers, however we would like to be proactive and propose updates to the Tribal Air Pollution Control Law before this becomes an issue. There are a few minor air pollution sources on the Reservation, electric generators and a gas station, and assistance to register these in the EPA database has been offered.

RADON IN HOMES The populated area of the Stockbridge-Munsee Reservation lies within the highest zones of radon in the county and state. Statistics for the county indicate over 43% of the homes are above the EPAs limit and most of the county is zone 3. Most of the Tribal Members live in Zone 1 and 2. Most homes tested thus far have been above EPA limits for radon. Zone 1 – Highest Potential Zone 2 – Moderate Potential Zone 3 – Lower Potential Zone 4 – Low Potential

Stockbridge-Munsee Community

A Band of Mohican Indians

Greg Bunker – Environmental Department Manager

Program in Existence since – No formal program

Program Projects – IAQ, Develop IAQ Program

Location – Wisconsin, between Green Bay and Wausau

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Due to the Tribal Council requesting a Radon Program be drafted along with expanding confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) near our Reservation boarders, we do anticipate future needs in funding and manpower. We have not received any complaints about outdoor wood boilers, however we would like to be proactive and propose updates to the Tribal Air Pollution Control Law before this becomes an issue. There are a few minor air pollution sources on the Reservation, electric generators and a gas station, and assistance to register these in the EPA database has been offered.

RADON IN HOMES The populated area of the Stockbridge-Munsee Reservation lies within the highest zones of radon in the county and state. Statistics for the county indicate over 43% of the homes are above the EPAs limit and most of the county is zone 3. Most of the Tribal Members live in Zone 1 and 2. Most homes tested thus far have been above EPA limits for radon. Zone 1 – Highest Potential Zone 2 – Moderate Potential Zone 3 – Lower Potential Zone 4 – Low Potential

Pollution Control Law before this becomes an issue. There are a few minor air pollution sources on the Reservation, electric generators and a gas station, and assistance to register these in the EPA database has been offered.

RADON IN HOMES: The populated area of the Stockbridge-Munsee Reservation lies within the highest zones of radon in the county and state. Statistics for the county indicate over 43% of the homes are above the EPAs limit and most of the county is zone 3. Most of the Tribal Members live in Zone 1 and 2. Most homes tested thus far have been above EPA limits for radon. Zone 1 – Highest Potential Zone 2 – Moderate Potential Zone 3 – Lower Potential Zone 4 – Low Potential