June 2002 Newsletter Highlights

The June 2002 issue of the Health Physics Society's Newsletter has 40 pages and includes the CHP News insert.

  • COVER — Lauriston S. Taylor is 100 years old on 1 June. Paul Frame has put together a collection of stories and letters written by Taylor's colleagues expressing heartfelt gratitude to a man who has done much to shape the past, present, and future of radiation protection.
  • AGENCY NEWS - EPA — The CD Supplement to Federal Guidance Report No. 13 has an error. Contact information is included in this issue to request a revised version. NRC: The NRC forms the office of security to streamline security, safeguards, and incident response activities; the NRC seeks public comment on proposed rule for packaging and transporting radioactive materials; the NRC revises regulations on medical uses of radioactive material.
  • CHAPTER NEWS — This month's Newsletter includes reports from the Columbia, the North Central, and the New England Chapters.
  • HPS STANDARDS CORNER — Morgan Cox, N42 RPI Deputy Chair, gives an update on the status of ANSI N42 RPI standards.
  • COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES — Laboratory Accreditation Policy Committee (labs) Chair Tom O'Connell highlights the activities of the labs and the Laboratory Accreditation Assessment Committee.
  • ELMER STORY — Another entertaining story written by Ken Miller.
  • NOTES — Jerry Eakins gives the last installment in his series of articles regarding the ARSCE in Tampa; the U.S. Navy is offering MS scholarships; ORISE releases HP Brief.
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS — The Annual Thermo Eberline User Conference will be held in July; Battelle announces its "Inventor of the Year"; Data sets are available from Senes Oak Ridge, Inc.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — Stan Ullman reports on the Yucca Mountain Movement.
  • POSITION STATEMENT — The Position Statement "State and Federal Action is Needed for Better Control of Orphan Sources" and its background information is printed in this month's Newsletter.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — This month there are 18 display ads, 14 short courses offered, and 4 job offers.

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