January 2003 Health Physics News

The January 2003 issue of Health Physics News has 32 pages and includes a wide range of topics including the following:

  • COVER — Ted Lazo gives his perspective on being a stakeholder.
  • EDITORIAL — Why do agencies ignore the advice of the HPS and ICRP that it is not appropriate to calculate risk from very low levels of radiation exposure? Andy Karam expresses his concern about this subject in this month's editorial.
  • PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE — HPS President John Frazier highlights some of the new things going on in the Society.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — The Republicans regain the Senate majority -- what does this mean?
  • CHAPTER NEWS — Chapter updates this month are from the Cincinnati Radiation Society, Buckeye Chapter, Bluegrass Chapter, Hoosier Chapter, Northeastern New York Chapter, and the South Texas Chapter.
  • NRC/EPA MOU — J. Scott Kirk summarizes the NRC and EPA joint meeting held to discuss memorandum of understanding on cleanup of radioactively contaminated sites.
  • COMMENTARY — Mark Maiello tells why the Society needs to stay motivated after the September 11th, 2001 attacks.
  • CROSSWORD PUZZLE — For a little diversion, try doing the crossword puzzle that was contributed by Kenneth Krieger and John Hageman.
  • NOTES — The San Diego Chapter continues to entice HPS members to attend the 2003 ARSCE meeting in San Diego.
  • COMMITTEES — Ali Simpkins, Publications Committee Chair, announces the approval of the new Director of Special Publications for the Society.
    • Gen Roessler shares some of the favorable comments received regarding the newsletter's new look.
  • CHP CORNER — The AAHP Treasurer's Report and those members who have successfully completed the ABHP Certification Exam are included in this month's "CHP Corner."
  • ODDS AND ENDS — Paul talks about the annulus Geiger counter tubes.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — This month there are 18 display ads, 15 short courses offered, and 1 job offer.

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