August 2004 Health Physics News

The August 2004 issue of the Health Physics Society's Newsletter has 28 pages

  • COVER — This month's cover story puts together a comprehensive look at the Chornobyl nuclear reactor accident and thyroid diseases, including cancer and nonmalignant thyroid abnormalities.
  • EDITORIAL — Mark Maiello questions "who would be the lead agency in a radiological crisis?"
  • CORRESPONDENCE — Allen Brodsky disagrees with Andy Karam's Editorial "Stuck in a Groove?" and Andy responds to Allen.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — David Connolly writes his first Beltway column. He encourages HPS members to visit their legislators' offices while in DC.
  • AGENCY NEWS — Two new document collections were recently placed on the public Nuclear Regulatory Commission website: Commission Policy Statements and Branch Technical Positions.
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  • COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES — HPS President Ray Guilmette announces new committee appointments.
    • John R. Frazier announces the HPS awards presented at the annual meeting in Washington, DC.
  • CHAPTER NEWS — Reports from the Northern Ohio, Cascade, South Texas, and Rio Grande Chapters.
  • NOTES — Through the Homeland Defense Equipment Reuse Program, New Mexico recently received 50 AN/PDR 27S beta-gamma detectors, surplus from the Navy.
    • HPS Award Winners – we need some biographical information from you to include on the HPS website.
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS — Annual Meeting of the OAS
    • ICRP releases draft 2005 recommendations.
    • The AAHP and HPS salary survey is currently underway.
    • New book on nuclear terrorism, The Four Faces of Nuclear Terrorism.
  • CHP CORNER — Information is given on CHPs for the William McAdams and the Outstanding Service Award.
    • 2004 AAHP election results are listed.
  • ODDS and ENDS — This month, Paul tells about the Plaque Storage Box.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — This issue has 16 display ads, 8 short courses offered, and 6 job offers.

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