RHINELANDER - Radon gas naturally seeps into basements in every single county in the U.S., but this colorless and odorless culprit can be caught with a simple test.
The federal government recommends testing your home at least every two-years with a simple charcoal indicator test you can pick up at most hardware stores.
Charlotte Ahrens, a Public Health Nurse with Oneida County says, "I can tell you that just for Oneida County, of the radon test kits that we distributed, about 18% of those came back at elevated levels of radon."
Over time, elevated levels can lead to lung cancer, which doesn't have to happen to you, because this health hazard can be avoided, "The problem can be fixed. If you do have elevated levels of radon, that should be corrected as soon as you're able to."
Radon contractors reduce levels by venting the ground beneath the basement and diffusing the gas outside your home.
RHINELANDER - Wausau Paper today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its specialty paper business to a new company sponsored by KPS Capital Partners L.P. (“KPS”), a New York-based private equity firm with significant experience in the paper industry.
The new company will be known as Expera Specialty Solutions, LLC (“Expera”).
KPS, as previously announced, has also entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the specialty paper business of Packaging Dynamics Corporation
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