November 2001 Newsletter Highlights

The November 2001 issue of the HPS Newsletter includes the 35th Midyear Topical Meeting Insert.

  • COVER — Are there drawbacks to CT scans? This month's cover story deals with the rising concern over CT doses.
  • EDITORIAL — Dade Moeller is confused again. Can anyone help?
  • PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE — President George Anastas encourages HPS members to assist however they can in the recovery from the 11 September events.
  • CORRESPONDENCE — More discussion involving the ANSI Standards - electronic or printed? And comments on the Position Paper, "Human Capital Crisis in Radiation Safety."
  • AGENCY NEWS — The MARLAP Manual is available for public review – everyone is encouraged to review and provide comments on the manual.
    • Nils J. Diaz is sworn in for a second term as a Commissioner of NRC.
    • NRC revises regulations for a possible licensing decision on a potential radioactive waste repository in Nevada.
    • NRC receives application from TVA to produce tritium at Watts Bar Nuclear Power Plant in Tennessee.
    • NRC issues final rule on storage of certain "greater than Class C" waste.
  • REFLECTIONS by HPS members on the 11 September 2001 tragedy.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — Congress approves antiterrorism emergency supplemental spending bill.
    • The schedule for action on the remaining Fiscal 2002 appropriations bills is uncertain in the aftermath of September's attacks.
  • AAHP SESSION PAPER — Jack J. Fix and Ken L. Swinth discuss health physicist, HPS, and HPSSC involvement in the standards process.
  • CHAPTER NEWS — HPS Chapters reporting this month are the Great Lakes Chapter, the Columbia Chapter, and the North Central Chapter.
  • NOTES — The ARSCE 2002 will be held in Tampa – find out where to stay, where to eat, and fun things to do during your stay in Tampa.
    • Obituaries of Jack C. Greene and John W. Thomas.
  • CHP CORNER — Steve Rima discusses the issue of CHP title protection and also encourages inactive CHPs to become active.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — This month there are 14 display ads, 13 short courses offered, and 6 job offers.

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