Sustainable Fort Novosel
Sustainable Fort Novosel
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MISSION: In order to sustain the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Novosel's training, readiness, and quality of life needs, we will provide the guidance, actions, and customer assistance necessary to comply with all environmental laws and regulations, prevent pollution where possible, protect and conserve vital natural resources, and continually improve our operations.

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Radon is a colorless and odorless radioactive gas released by the natural degradation of uranium. Radon can be found naturally in high concentrations in soil and rocks containing uramium, granite, shale, and phosphate. Radon enters buildings through dirt floors, cracks in concrete floors and walls, floor drains, sumps, joints, and tiny cracks or pores in hollow-block walls as the degradation proceeds.

The facilities on Fort Novosel have been tested for radon, and no problems were detected.  The radon detectors (shown here) are placed in various buildings around post.  These canisters should not be disturbed while the testing is in progress.  Contact DPW-ENRD for additional information.
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