Dear Radon Colleagues: It is with both sorrow and joy that we announce that after 36 years with the PA DEP, Bureau of Radiation Protection, Radon Division, Michael Pyles, Radon Division Chief is retiring. Friday June 18th is Mike's last day.
Mike and I first met in our field office which was established in Gilbertsville, PA, in 1985, in the heart of the PA radon country, The Reading Prong. Those early days were very hectic with literally thousands of home inspections to perform, reporters to talk to and helicopters landing in our backyard with the Governor on board.
In 1990 our field office was closed and we moved to our central office, in Harrisburg. Mike has been commuting from the Reading, PA area to Harrisburg now for the past 20 years. I know he won't miss that commute.