Health Physics News

October 2008

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

  • COVER — This month's cover story, written by Eugene H. Carbaugh, highlights Jack W. Healy, HPS member and expert in bioassay and internal dosimetry at Hanford. Healy was prominent in establishing the simulated 24-hour urine sampling protocol in use today at many locations.
  • PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE — HPS President Dick Toohey proposes we consider a paradigm shift for the regulatory environment.
  • AGENCY NEWS — The NRC has formally docketed the DOE's license application for the proposed high-level waste repository at Yucca Mountain in Nevada.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — David Connolly discusses federal funding and impacts on health physics.
  • CORRESPONDENCE — Chris Davey comments on Kelly Classic's LNT commentary in the June Health Physics News and Classic responds.
  • NOTES — The NRC has awarded nearly $20 million in the form of nuclear education grants.
    • The 54th HPS Annual Meeting will be held in Minneapolis.
    • The second in a series of articles regarding the 2009 HPS Midyear Meeting in San Antonio.
    • Announcement of an HPS position opening.
    • The first article in a series about a different take on talking about controversial issues.
  • CHAPTER NEWS — Members of the North Carolina Chapter of the HPS initiated the nomination of Brian Whitson to receive the "Geoffrey G. Eichholz Outstanding Science Teacher Award." He received the award on 14 July at the HPS Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh.
  • REAC/TS — This month: Part II of the Felonious Use of Radioactive Sources.
  • CHP CORNER — The summary of the AAHP Special Session on radiological accidents and incidents.
  • ODDS AND ENDS — This month's Archives article is about the Atomaqua.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — 11 display ads and 14 short courses are offered this month.

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