Court faults DEP in changes to radon rules


TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT – A state appeals court has faulted the Department of Environmental Protection for improperly revising rules on how it oversees companies that test for radon in homes, finding that, in essence, the DEP handed over some of its regulatory functions to firms it oversees.

In a decision handed down on Friday, the court remanded back to an administrative law court many violations the DEP had sought to impose against Radiation Data Inc., including allegations it allowed unqualified persons to test for radon and uncertified persons to perform mitigation jobs. RDI has processed more than 1 million radon tests in New Jersey …

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