October 1999 Newsletter Highlights

The October 1999 issue of the HPS Newsletter has 40 pages and includes the Midyear Topical Meeting Insert.

  • COVER — The cover story and picture page describes the journey of the Trojan reactor vessel up the Columbia River to its final resting place on the Hanford site in southeast Washington.
  • EDITORIAL — Dade Moeller reviews what various organizations have said about the linear, no-threshold concept.
  • PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE — At each chapter visit, as President-elect, Ray Johnson concluded his presentation with the question "I am or am not a member of the HPS because. . ." He has summarized those responses and listed them in his President's Message.
  • In the CORRESPONDENCE section, Floyd Galpin includes comments on Bernie Cohen's August Newsletter article and on Keith Dinger's August editorial.
  • SECTION NEWS — Kelly Classic sums up the RSO Section Executive Board meeting at the HPS annual meeting in Philadelphia.
  • MEMBER'S POINT OF VIEW — Victor Archer analyzes others evaluations of the LN-T hypothesis, discusses practical thresholds, and concludes by voting for revival of BRC.
  • AGENCY NEWS — Edwin L. Sensintaffar has been named the new Director for the EPA Office of Radiation and Indoor Air; and EPA proposes radiation standards for Yucca Mountain, Nevada.
  • Student Travel/Worker Grants and Society Fellowship forms are included in this issue.
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS — The 1999 SRA Annual Meeting is announced; Paul Rohwer announces a change in the process to fill committee vacancies; a "Biomedical Research and the Environment" conference sponsored by NAPE and other societies will be held in November; papers are invited for a symposium sponsored by ASTM; the 2000 International Conference on Incineration and Thermal Treatment Technologies will be held in May.
  • NOTES — There's more information about the 33rd Midyear Topical Meeting to be held in Virginia Beach 30 January-2 February; the N13.60 Standard Working Group is seeking workers; find out about things to do in Colorado during the HPS annual meeting in Denver 26-29 June 2000; L. Denis Brown, President, Canadian Radiation Protection Association, conveys his thoughts of the HPS annual meeting; the HPS reports 157 new members during July and August—all of them are listed in the October Newsletter; Bill Reinig tells of another way to educate the public, and that is through an advocacy group such as the Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — Liz Gemski outlines three easy steps to take an active role in the political process.
  • The CHP CORNER has a list of 1999 exam sites and proctors.
  • ADVERTISING — There are five pages of display ads, 18 short courses offered, and two job offers.

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