Health Physics News

January 2008

Highlights of the 28-page January 2008 issue of Health Physics News:

  • COVER — Irradiated gemstones are piquing the interest of the regulators. Our cover story this month discusses the challenges with irradiated gemstones.
  • EDITORIAL — Anyone who's attended an HPS meeting will enjoy this editorial written by Mark Maiello that deals with an indispensable companion that's with you at every meeting.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — David Connolly discusses the use of embryonic stem cells in medical research.
  • COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES — Members of the Awards Committee are looking for nominations for the HPS awards.
  • AGENCY NEWS — The NRC makes revisions to 10 CFR 19, 20, and 50.
  • REAC/TS — The first article in a new series – check it out.
  • CHAPTER NEWS — An update about the North Central Chapter meeting held at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.
  • NOTES — Nuclear Science Merit Badge Day held at UNLV and the Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas.
    • A health physics course receives continuing education award.
    • The summer school text Topics in Accelerator Health Physics is to be published.
    • HPS responds to CT article written by Drs. David Brenner and Eric Hall.
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS — The 2008 PDS scholarship winner is announced.
    • A uranium symposium and workshop will be held in Ft. Collins.
  • NCRP President Tenforde testifies on homeland security and governmental affairs about counteracting the potential threat of dirty bombs.
  • CHP CORNER — 2007 ABHP certification exam results are announced.
  • ODDS AND ENDS — This month's Archives article is about Shot Able.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — 8 display ads and 14 short courses are offered this month.

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