October 2001 Newsletter Highlights

The Health Physics Society's October Newsletter includes the 2002 Annual Meeting Call for Papers Insert, and 40 pages chocked full of fun and interesting articles.

  • COVERNewsletter writer Mary Walchuk interviews HPS President George Anastas.
  • EDITORIAL — Learning and teaching – learn how you can become both a teacher and student by helping to promote the Radiation Safety Without Borders program.
  • SECTION NEWS — The Power Reactor Section distributed 20 Radiation Science Kits to teachers who attended a one-week workshop at San Onofre.
  • CHAPTER NEWS — The New England Chapter reports on a Science Teacher Workshop the Chapter held on 5-6 August.
  • COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES — Kevin Nelson, Chair of the Legislation and Regulation Committee, tells how you can become more involved in policy-making decisions by using Capitol Wiz.
  • CORRESPONDENCE — Responses from several HPS members concerning previous articles in the HPS Newsletter.
  • BOOK REVIEW — Debra McBaugh reviews the book Decommissioning Health Physics - A Handbook for MARSSIM Users, written by Eric W. Abelquist.
  • AGENCY NEWS — The NRC will hold a stakeholder meeting 25 October 2001 on the Use of Risk Information and Safety Goals in Materials and Waste Regulation.
    • Kathy Allen summarizes her presentation given at the AAHP session held at the 2001 ARSCE.
    • Allen Brodsky's song "I'm Just a Little Electron" makes its debut in this Newsletter.
    • Published in this month's Newsletter, is the Position Statement "Human Capital Crisis in Radiation Safety."
    • The HPS Fellowship and Student Travel/Worker Grant forms are available.
  • NOTES — Included this month are the obituaries of Jack S. Krohmer and Lester Machta and also information about ARSCE 2002 in Tampa.
  • NONIONIZING COLUMN — Robert F. Cleveland, Jr., senior scientist at the Office of Engineering and Technology of the FCC gives an overview of exposure guidelines for radiofrequency radiation.
  • CHP CORNER — The ABHP exam was given on 11 June 2001. The Exam Site Selection Committee lists the exam sites and proctors.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — DOE releases the preliminary site suitability evaluation for Yucca Mountain.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — This month there are 15 display ads, 15 short courses offered, and 7 job offers.

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