July 2001 Newsletter Highlights

The July 2001 issue of the Health Physics Society's Newsletter has 36 pages including photos from the NCRP meeting and a wide range of topics including the following:

  • COVER — A new area of public concern is food irradiation. This month's Cover Story provides an overview of the food irradiation process, benefits, and public concerns from the perspective of a health physicist.
  • EDITORIAL — As risk management officials we need to be aware that it is our responsibility to inform the public of risks associated with radiation exposure.
  • PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE — Paul Rohwer reflects on his year as President.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — Liz Gemski gives us her parting words and we welcome Matt Greenwald as the HPS Washington Representative.
  • CORRESPONDENCE — John Cameron proposes to initiate a Virtual Radiation Museum on the Web and Ted Lazo responds to Andy Karam's May editorial.
  • CHAPTER NEWS — The South Texas Chapter holds four STC Science Teacher Workshops in one year.
  • AGENCY NEWS — EPA has a new HEAST slope factor on the Internet. Users of NRC Regulatory Guide 8.39 recently identified two errors in NRC's Web document and NRC seeks comments on proposed changes to material control and accounting regulations.
  • COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES — The Awards Committee announces the HPS award recipients at the annual Society meeting in Cleveland and the HPS Standing Committee appointments for 2001-2002 are made.
  • The Ninth J. Newell Stannard Lecture Series was held 20-21 April at Lake Tahoe. We have a summary of the Series and Newell's remarks via a taping session.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — This month there are 13 display ads, 20 short courses offered, and seven job offers.

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