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Thursday, February 5, 2009

DEP RADON DIVISION CHIEF RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION

HARRISBURG – Michael Pyles, chief of the Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Radiation Protection’s Radon Division, has been honored with the 2008 Radon Hero Award from the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors for his efforts to reduce the health effects of radon exposure.

Radon, a colorless, odorless gas that occurs naturally through the breakdown of uranium in soil and rocks, is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. and is responsible for an estimated 22,000 deaths every year, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. More...

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