Health Physics News

March 2009

Highlights of the 32-page March 2009 issue of Health Physics News

  • COVER — This month we're running the fifth in a series of articles that provides an overview of nuclear power and the impact on the health physics profession. This month's article is the first in a two-part story on the history, status, and outlook for nuclear power in the United States.
  • PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE — President Dick Toohey gives his thoughts on how the Society can bring science to bear in Washington.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — David Connolly examines the Office of Science and Technology.
  • CHAPTERS — The Midwest Chapter of the HPS will host a technical symposium on 25 April at Argonne National Laboratory.
  • CORRESPONDENCE — Don Higson comments on articles in the February issue; Morgan Cox comments on HPS President Dick Toohey's February column; Dick Toohey responds.
  • COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES — HPS Nominating Committee Chair W.E. Kennedy, Jr., is making a call for officer nominations for 2010.
  • NOTES — The 2009 HPS Meeting will be held in Minneapolis.
    • HPS President Dick Toohey and HPS Treasurer Darrell Fisher inform HPS members of the need to change complimentary registrations for emeritus members.
  • THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX — Dade Moeller and Casper Sun write an informative article about the high content of radium in Brazil nuts.
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS — The 21st Annual Air Monitoring Users Group Meeting will be held in Las Vegas in May.
  • BOOK REVIEW — William P. Riley reviews the 4th edition of Introduction to Health Physics, written by Herman Cember and Thomas E. Johnson.
  • 2009 PDS – 16-18 JULY – MINNEAPOLIS
  • HPS STANDARDS CORNER — Morgan Cox informs readers of the status and projected future for 17 ANSI standards in effect for radiation protection instrumentation in the United States.
  • REAC/TS — The fourth article on internal contamination with radioactive materials
  • CHP CORNER — 2008 ABHP Chair Jim Tarpinian summarizes the Board’s activities throughout 2008.
  • ODDS AND ENDS — This month's Archives article is about the Universal Coolidge X-Ray Tube.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — 11 display ads and 13 short courses are offered this month.

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