June 2000 Newsletter Highlights

The June 2000 issue of the Health Physics Society's Newsletter contains 36 pages and includes the CHP News insert.

  • COVER — This month's cover story gives details of the sessions, workshops, classes, and other activities of the Denver American Radiation Safety Conference and Exposition on 25-29 June 2000.
  • EDITORIAL — In his Editorial "What About Our Kids?" Andy Karam gives ideas about what to tell parents who are worried that their children are being exposed to too much radiation.
  • PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE — President Ray Johnson updated readers on his visit with eight Congressional staff members on Capitol Hill. Included in this Newsletter are excerpts from letters Ray has received regarding the Society name change.
  • AGENCY NEWS — NRC announces the Office of State and Tribal Programs; NRC revises well-logging regulations; and NRC has directed staff to request the National Academy of Sciences to conduct a study on control of solid materials from licensed facilities.
  • CHAPTER NEWS — Mike Lewandowski of the North Central Chapter gives highlights of the spring meeting held at St. Mary's University in Winona, Minnesota; The Baltimore-Washington Chapter held a Teacher's Workshop in Baltimore City; and the Atlanta Chapter held its annual dinner meeting with President-elect Paul Rohwer attending.
  • TALES FROM THE ATOMIC AGE — The material in this Tales is derived from the books Marie Curie, A Life by S. Quinn and Grand Obsession: Marie Curie and Her World by R. Pflaum.
  • SECTION NEWS — The RSO Section is forming a Nominating Committee—individuals interested in becoming a member should contact Kelly Classic; and the RSO Section has formed a committee to develop a website.
  • NCRP — George Vargo questions where the NCRP is headed; Charlie Meinhold and Michael T. Ryan respond.
  • NCRP MEETING — Dan Strom summarizes the 36th annual meeting of the NCRP held 5-6 April in Crystal City, Virginia.
    • The Notes section contains a list of the IRPA-10 delegates.
    • Joel Cehn is putting up a website containing information for teachers on how to get meters for their classroom, feedback from science teachers, worksheets, and more.
    • A Gordon Research Conference on Nuclear Waste and Energy will be held 16-21 July in New Hampshire.
    • HPS reports 21 new members.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — Liz Gemski gives the details of Past-President Keith Dinger's testimony before Congress.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — There are 5½ pages of display ads, 25 short courses offered, and 5 job offers.

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