Carlsbad Caverns adopts plan to reduce radon gas exposure

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CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE) – The National Park Service says it’s implementing a plan to reduce radon exposure at Carlsbad Caverns. 

They say OSHA recently found elevated levels of radon gas in some areas of the park.

Radon is a naturally occurring gas that comes through rocks and soil in New Mexico. It’s common in underground areas including basements and can pose a risk.

The park service will begin monitoring employees’ hours in the caverns and making some modifications to the visitor center.  

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