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Yukon inventor wins $60K for radon system

Adam Greetham's radon mitigation system is the winner of the $60,000 Yukon Innovation Prize from the Cold Climate Innovation Centre at Yukon College.

Adam Greetham's invention beat out 27 other proposals to Cold Climate Innovation Centre

Adam Greetham's radon mitigation system is the winner of the $60,000 Yukon Innovation Prize. (Yukon College)

Adam Greetham's radon mitigation system is the winner of the $60,000 Yukon Innovation Prize from the Cold Climate Innovation Centre at Yukon College.

Greetham's invention manages household radon through a centralized system that's more energy efficient and user-friendly. The proposal beat out 27 others to win the award. In April, Greentham was named one of four finalists who each received a $10,000 prize.

The next step is getting the device ready for stores.

"That market is ready for it. We have the solution for it. We've spoken to the industry in Europe, U.S. and Canada, to identify the requirements, or requests, from the industry, to then design the system here in Whitehorse," Greentham said.

Greetham says his system will be ready for retail by January, 2016. He says it will sell for under $200.

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