March 2000 Newsletter Highlights
The March 2000 issue of the Health Physics Society's Newsletter has 40 pages chocked full of Midyear photos, the Summer School Insert, great cartoons, and a wide range of topics including the following:
- COVER — Should you take a Geiger counter to the store when purchasing metal products? The public's perception in recycling of scrap metals is addressed in this month's cover story.
- EDITORIAL — Dade Moeller's editorial emphasizes the need for identification and quantitation of the many benefits of radiation.
- PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE — Ray Johnson gives highlights from the Board Meeting held at the Midyear Meeting in Virginia Beach.
- In AGENCY NEWS the NRC:
- proposes to adopt its website to announce meetings open to the public, and
- issues midcycle reviews for 13 nuclear plants participating in pilot test of revised reactor oversight process.
- INSIDE THE BELTWAY — Liz Gemski updates readers on the nuclear waste legislation being considered on the Senate floor.
- CHAPTER NEWS — This month we hear from the Savannah River Chapter, the South Texas Chapter, and the New England Chapter of the HPS.
- There are two pages of photos from the Midyear Meeting just held in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
- SPOTLIGHT — This month Eric Abelquist highlights the Continuing Education Committee.
- NOTES — Scrap piping from a pulp and paper mill in Eastern Ontario were found to be radioactive. Arthur Scott has written an article concerning the NORM deposition in the pulp and paper industry.
- Plans continue for the upcoming ARSCE Meeting and the Summer School in Colorado.
- There are 26 new members of the HPS.
- ANNOUNCEMENTS — The Eighth Annual J. Newell Stannard Lecture Series is announced along with the 22nd Annual SSA Conference and Exhibition.
- R.E. Toohey gives a personal report on the Tokai-Mura, Japan, criticality accident.
- CHP CORNER — The Part I Exam Panel is always looking for good multiple-choice questions. This month's "CHP Corner" gives you all the information you need to write exam questions.
- ADVERTISEMENTS — There are 5 pages of display ads, 27 short courses offered, and 4 job offers.
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