Health Physics News

January 2010

Highlights of the 32-page January 2010 issue of Health Physics News with an eight-page color "The Resurgence of Nuclear Power" article.

  • COVER — This month's cover story is an interview with Karen Langley, Jim O’Rear, Matt McFee, and Ben Edwards, who share with readers the preliminary plans for the 2010 HPS meeting in Salt Lake City.
  • PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE — HPS President Howard Dickson's heading to his article "Where have all the members gone?" says it all about the content of his message.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — David Connolly continues last month's theme on meetings the HPS leadership engaged in with agency and congressional staff.
  • CHAPTER NEWS — Great Chapter News from the Colorado State University student branch and the North Carolina Chapter.
  • BOOK REVIEW — Andy Karam reviews the book The Day We Lost the H-Bomb: Cold War, Hot Nukes, and the Worst Nuclear Weapons Disaster in History, written by Barbara Moran.
  • COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES — It's time for the annual call for nominations of recipients of the Society's awards and also for nominations for president-elect, treasurer-elect, and three members of the Board.
    • The Continuing Education Committee announces the submission deadline for PEP and CEL speakers.
  • ANNOUNCEMENTSWest Kentucky Community and Technical College has developed a renewed program for training future health physics or radiation control technicians.
    • AMUG meeting 2-7 May 2010.
  • THE RESURGENCE OF NUCLEAR POWER – Authored by Andrew Sowder, the final article in the nuclear power series, "Used Nuclear Fuel Management: The Back End of the Fuel Cycle."
  • REAC/TS — This month's REAC/TS Registry article discusses three cases of exposure to a 60Co radiotherapy source.
  • ODDS AND ENDS — This month Paul Frame discusses Victoreen’s first survey meter.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — 7 display ads and 12 short courses are offered this month.

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