September 2000 Newsletter Highlights

The Health Physics Society's September 2000 Newsletter has 44 pages of great information and photos covering a wide range of topics including the following:

  • COVER — Several of those attending the recent Health Physics Society Meeting in Denver reflect on how they feel the meeting went this year.
  • EDITORIAL — "What's an HP?" — Andy Karam brings up concerns about the fact that an increasing number of radiation safety positions are being filled by non-Health Physicists.
  • PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE — In Paul Rohwer's first President's Message, he recaps his president-elect year.
  • CORRESPONDENCE — Rupprecht Maushart defends the changing of the Health Physics Society name.
    • A.N. Tschaeche challenges David Kocher and Kocher responds.
    • Keith Dinger responds to Kocher, explaining who writes this "stuff."
    • Paul Frame points out some mistakes in his article "Why Did They Call It That?"
  • BOOK REVIEW — Geoffrey Eichholz reviews Anthony B. Wolbarst's book, Looking Within.
  • MEMBERS' POINT OF VIEW — "More on Marie Curie and Her Medical History" by Vilma Hunt and Bill Belanger discusses his concept of "Truth" and why he feels the health physics community doesn't always have support from some members of the public.
  • FEATURE ARTICLE — Eric Abelquist discusses DOE suspension of scrap metal releases and its repercussions on facilities at Oak Ridge. Abelquist's article can also be seen on this website under "Members Only."
  • AGENCY NEWS — Lots of news from the NRC including articles about NUREG-1628, medical uses of radioactive materials, sewage sludge guidance, special nuclear material licensees, and ISCORS cleanup Subcommittee.
  • CHAPTER NEWS — The Rio Grande and North Carolina Chapters have included meeting information in this issue of the Newsletter.
  • HPS STANDARDS CORNER — This is a new column in the Newsletter and this month Jack Fix and Nancy Johnson explain the changes in roles for the Standards Committee implemented during the past year.
  • COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES — John Salladay gives an update for the Continuing Education Committee.
  • TREASURER'S REPORT — John Frazier summarizes the Society's net financial performance.
  • Dade Moeller explains why 239Pu is not the most hazardous radionuclide on earth.
  • ARSCE MEETING PHOTOS — Two pages of photos selected from Gail Magenis' camera's view of the meeting show that it was not all work and no play.
  • Jim Hylko's Elda E. Anderson Award Acceptance Speech.
  • NONIONIZING COLUMN — Dr. Ami Kestenbaum, Secretary ANSI Z136.1, updates readers on the new revision of ANSI Z136.1 that deals with laser safety standards.
  • NOTES — Shirley Xu of the Ohio LAC, informs readers of things to do while attending the HPS ARSCE meeting that will be held in Cleveland, Ohio, 10-14 June 2001.
    • Steve Musolino lists new books of interest to health physicists.
    • The Health Physics Society reports 81 new members during July.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — Liz Gemski gives the details on President Rohwer's first time testifying before Congress on behalf of the HPS on its position on the LN-T model.
  • The 2001 Summer School is announced in this month's Newsletter.
  • CHP CORNER — This month's CHP Corner presents information about the AAHP budget approved during the Executive Committee meeting in Denver.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — There are 16 display ads, 18 short courses offered, and job offers from Maryland, Louisiana, Georgia, California, South Carolina, and Florida.

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