Health Physics News

December 2008

Highlights of the 32-page December 2008 issue of Health Physics News, which includes the CHP News insert:

  • COVER — Nearly 50 HPS members attended the IRPA 12 meeting in Buenos Aires 19-24 October 2008. In the cover story this month, Richard Vetter highlights the meeting.
  • PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE — HPS President Dick Toohey gives his impressions of IRPA 12.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — David Connolly continues last month's focus on the second President of the United States, John Adams.
  • EDITORIAL — Dade Moeller writes about the 2002 and 2008 Yucca Mountain Repository Standards—a dilemma that the HPS can help Congress and the EPA resolve.
  • COMMENTARY — Mark Maiello approaches the CsCl irradiators issue in a creative manner.
  • NANO PARTICLE SESSION — A reminder of the HPS Nano Particle Session planned for the upcoming HPS Annual Meeting in Minneapolis.
  • REFLECTIONS ON IRPA — Brian Dodd reflects on happenings at IRPA 12.
  • CORRESPONDENCE — Brian Dodd and Dick Toohey each give their views of IRPA politics.
    • David Horn responds to Chris Davey and Kelly Classic on the subject of public radiophobia.
  • CHAPTER NEWS — Members of the Great Lakes Chapter met in September and held a "Madame Curry" dinner.
  • NOTES — The fourth in a series of articles regarding the 2009 HPS Midyear Meeting in San Antonio.
    • Obituaries of Bill J. McMurray, Robert H. Wilson, and Ronald Schrotke Sr.
    • Information about the 54th Annual HPS Meeting to be held in Minneapolis 12-16 July 2008.
  • REAC/TS — Part I of Internal Contamination with Radioactive Materials—this month the article deals with radiocesium and the radiological accident in Goiânia, Brazil, in 1987.
  • ODDS AND ENDS — This month's Archives article is about an RTG for the heart.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — 13 display ads and 12 short courses are offered this month.

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