April 1999 Newsletter Highlights

The April edition of the Health Physics Society's Newsletter has 40 pages and includes Senator Pete V. Domenici's four-page Keynote Presentation given at the Health Physics Society Midyear Meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

  • In the COVER story George Voelz tells about the studies of the health effects of plutonium exposure on workers and his involvement with them.
  • This month's issue features a guest EDITORIAL by Roger H. Clarke, Chairman, ICRP. In it he presents an interesting new radiation protection approach that he calls "Controllable Dose." It is a concept that ICRP wants input on. Plans are to have IRPA constituent societies discuss this "individual-based" protection philosophy at IRPA-10 in Hiroshima during May 2000.
  • In the PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE, Keith Dinger summarizes the major action items that were discussed at the Board of Directors meeting in Albuquerque.
  • CORRESPONDENCE
    • Jacob Shapiro questions the mission of the Society.
    • David Close tells about his disappointment in the AAHP sponsorship of the ABMP certification. The AAHP President and the President of the Medical Health Physics Section respond.
  • REVIEW — Theo Agard reviews the Radiation Science educational modules.
  • BOOK REVIEW — Geoffrey Eichholz reviews the book, The Angry Genie: One Man's Walk Through the Nuclear Age, written by K.Z. Morgan and Ken Peterson.
  • AGENCY NEWS — NRC proposes changes to regulations for licensing proposed radioactive waste repository in Nevada; and NRC selects nuclear power plants at eight sites as pilots for new inspection, assessment, and enforcement processes.
  • COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES — Diane Flack of the Publications Committee reports on the newly designed and reorganized HPS website.
  • In NEWS FROM THE NCRP Eric Kearsley explains the purpose of NCRP Report No. 129.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — Liz Gemski discusses HR 45, the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1999 which mandates the disposal of spent nuclear fuel and high-level waste to be transported to Yucca Mountain by 30 June 2003.
  • There are two pages of Highlights and photos from the 32nd Midyear Topical Meeting held in Albuquerque. Notice Gamma Bird.
  • In REFLECTIONS George Anastas reflects about his experiences while serving on the HPS Board of Directors.
  • Planning on going to the IRPA-10 Congress in Hiroshima? The Nomination Form for Delegates is on page 21 of the April issue of the Newsletter.
  • In HEALTH PHYSICS SOCIETY IN THE SPOTLIGHT, the spotlight shines on the Legislation and Regulation committee.
  • COMMUNICATION INSIGHT — Ray Johnson discusses "The Shadow and Risk Perceptions."
  • NOTES — Steve Collins describes the CRCPD organization.
    • The obituary of Glenn T. Seaborg is on page 25.
    • Hamilton Hunter informs us of the transfer of computer code center functions from the ESTSC to the RSICC.
    • Find out how you can get an M.S. in health physics from the University of Michigan and a graduate research assistantship from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
    • HPS Membership Certificates are available to HPS Plenary Members.
    • Robert Wickline tells of lots of things to do in Philadelphia, site of the 1999 Annual Meeting.
    • The obituary of Edward J. Vallario and a personal eulogy for him are on page 28 of this issue.
    • The Health Physics Society reports 35 new members during February.
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS — The Second International Symposium on TENR II is announced.
    • The National Research Council Report on TENORM is available.
  • In the CHP CORNER, you'll find out what happened at the Academy Executive Committee meeting in Albuquerque and a note from Ron Kathren thanking all those who helped him during his year as President of the Academy.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — There are six pages of display advertising, four pages of short courses and one résumé.

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