July 2003 Health Physics News

The July 2003 issue of Health Physics News has 40 pages and includes the SQ/P-002 insert.

  • COVER — TOPOFF2 — A large Congressionally mandated exercise to test local, regional, state, and federal responses to terrorism. The exercise included a simulated dirty bomb attack in Seattle and a simulated biological attack in Chicago. Health physicists tell about their participation in it.
  • PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE — HPS President John Frazier sums up his year as president.
  • EDITORIAL — Andy Karam talks about nuclear proliferation.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — Stan Ullman gives his thoughts on the Fourth of July.
  • CORRESPONDENCE — Bernie Cohen and Ken Mossman exchange opinions regarding the linear no-threshold theory.
    • Jerry Cuttler informs readers about the evidence of radiation hormesis in diabetes.
    • William Lipton questions the Human Capital Crisis Position Statement and John Frazier responds.
    • Frank Dawry tells of his electronic error.
    • Ken Mossman ponders the implications of DS02.
  • CHAPTER NEWS — Reports from members of the Columbia Chapter.
  • COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES — The 2003-2004 Committee appointments are listed.
    • Standards Committee members need individuals interested in serving on writing groups to develop standards.
    • History Committee member Syd Porter has completed a list of interviews that have been done with senior HPS members and those scheduled to be done.
    • The Sierra Nevada Chapter hosted the Eleventh Annual J. Newell Stannard Lecture Series.
  • OPS CENTER — Eric Abelquist writes a "how to do" article on "Double Sampling–A Statistical Approach for MARSSIM Users."
  • BRIAN DODD — Presents IAEA's interim guidance on the security of radioactive sources.
  • CYPRUS IN THE SPRING – Andrew Karam highlights his trip to Cyprus as a part of a review team to evaluate Cyprus' radiation safety program.
  • NOTES — If you're attending the HPS meeting in San Diego, you'll arrive at Lindbergh Field, San Diego's International airport. Craig Nusenow tells of landmarks to look for as you descend into San Diego.
  • CHP CORNER — The Ad Hoc Committee on Licensure and Title Protection has been rejuvenated by the Academy. If you have input, this article explains how to submit it.
  • ODDS and ENDS — Paul Frame tells about the Countmaster GM survey meter.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — This month there are 23 display ads, 17 short courses offered, and 1 job offer.

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