Health Physics News

September 2011

Highlights of the 28-page September 2011 issue of Health Physics News

  • COVER — This month Kelly Classic shares comments from HPS members who have interacted and been inspired by Gen Roessler, who will be stepping away from many of her HPS assignments as of 1 September.
  • PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE — Kathy Pryor's first "President's Message" focuses on improving Society communications.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — David Connolly talks about emergency preparedness and the key role health physicists play in response to a nuclear terrorist act.
  • NOTES – Bob Cherry is busy scanning older issues of Health Physics News to preserve them for posterity and for posting on the HPS website.
    • The S&PIC identified position statements that are due for review.
    • The IAEA announces a new publication.
    • Obituaries of Peter G.F. Bailey and Lloyd John Cooper.
  • COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES — The Membership Committee is at the halfway point of the 2011 Member-Get-a-Member Contest.
  • CHAPTER NEWS — The Greater New York Chapter will be part of a free, one-day symposium, "The Nuclear Accident in Fukushima Japan."
  • AGENCY NEWS — The NRC issues the first of three technical evaluation reports on DOE’s Yucca Mountain license application.
    • The NRC publishes a final policy statement on the protection of cesium chloride radiation sources.
  • SPECIAL SYMPOSIUM: "The 1976 Hanford Americium Accident in Perspective"
  • REAC/TS — This month's column deals with three cases involving tritium.
  • GETTING TO KNOW THE HPS — This month's interviewee is Roger Sit, RSO and adjunct faculty member at the School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, UNC Health Care.
  • CHP CORNER — Updates of the ABHP meeting and the Professional Standards and Ethics Committee are included in this month's CHP Corner.
  • ODDS AND ENDS — Paul Frame tells about the Kusan atomic train (1957-1960).
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — 7 display ads and 13 short courses are offered this month.

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