Health Physics News

June 2011

Highlights of the 32-page June 2011 issue of Health Physics News that includes the CHP News

  • COVER — The 47th Annual NCRP Meeting is highlighted in this month's cover story.
  • FROM THE PRESIDENT — Ed Maher offers his Black Swan Song.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — David Connolly feels safer now when visiting Florida after reading Debbie Gilley's newsletter article about the mobilization of radiation professional volunteers in Florida to meet the threat of a dirty bomb.
  • CONGRESSIONAL AND AGENCY VISITS IN MAY 2011 — HPS President Ed Maher describes the purpose of visits to Senate and House staffers as well as to relevant agencies.
  • AGENCY NEWS — Information on NRC's response to the Japan Fukushima nuclear event.
  • CORRESPONDENCE — Philip Kearney updates readers on the radon mitigation efforts on a hillside home south of Jackson, Wyoming.
  • Sydney W. Porter Jr. passed away 23 April 2011.
  • COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES — The Membership Committee announces an opportunity to win one year of free membership in the Society by recruiting new members.
    • On Tuesday morning, 28 June 2011, at the annual HPS meeting, members of the Science Support Committee will discuss what local HPS chapters are doing to connect with teachers.
  • CHAPTER NEWS — Reports from the Central Rocky Mountain Chapter and the Florida Chapter
  • NOTES — Colonel Mark W. Bower assumes his duties as the radiological hygiene consultant to the Army Surgeon General.
    • Andrew Karam, Katherine Uraneck, and Steven Becker, who were in Japan in April, tell readers about their experience.
  • REFLECTIONS OF AN OLD SCOUT – Dade Moeller reflects on exposures to the population from various sources of ionizing radiation.
  • GETTING TO KNOW THE HPS — This month's interviewee is Randall Scott, radiation safety officer at the Kennedy Space Center.
  • NCRP RELEASED NCRP REPORT NO. 168, Radiation Dose Management for Fluoroscopically Guided Interventional Medical Procedures, in February 2011.
  • REACTS — Concerns for radiation injury in the United States
  • ODDS AND ENDS — Paul Frame tells about a radium cell and tube for brachytherapy.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — 6 display ads and 14 short courses are offered this month.

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