Health Physics News

July 2008

Highlights of the 32-page July 2008 issue of Health Physics News:

  • COVER — This month we begin a series on nuclear power generation—where it is today and where it's headed tomorrow, environmental considerations, and some challenges and opportunities related to health physics. Future articles will trace each step of the nuclear power fuel cycle in more detail from its extraction from the earth to its ultimate disposition in the earth again.
  • PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE — HPS President Kevin Nelson announces that on 12 May the Radiation Primer was formally released to the public.
  • EDITORIAL — Mark Maiello discusses the unavoidably uneven response to nuclear terrorism.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — David Connolly explains what a congressional hearing is.
  • CORRESPONDENCE — Two responses to Kelly Classic's June commentary
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS — Steven H. Brown is appointed chairman of the Uranium Committee of the Colorado Mining Association.
    • The 11th Neutron and Ion Dosimetry Symposium will be held in October in South Africa.
  • RADIUM TALES — This month's Radium Tales story is written by Peter Vernig and describes the strange case of the radioactive transsexual.
  • STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT — C. Rick Jones reviews IRPA's involvement in stakeholder engagement and reminds readers of the next step in October at IRPA 12.
  • CHP CORNER — The TP-PR Committee and the William A. McAdams Award are discussed.
  • ODDS AND ENDS — This month's Archives article is about Radioactive Man #1.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — 10 display ads and 13 short courses are offered this month.