Health Physics News

January 2005

The January 2005 issue of Health Physics News has 32 pages and includes a four-page Lauriston S. Taylor Memoriam.

  • COVER — The HPS leadership has made a decision to join together with the CRCPD, and the OAS to develop a position statement on an issue that Congress will be revisiting on a regular basis in the future. The issue is reclassifying radium, other naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM), and accelerator-produced radioactive materials as "byproduct" material within the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (AEA).
  • CORRESPONDENCE — Al Tschaeche would welcome communication from health physicists regarding why the HPS is not willing to state that certain low doses are safe.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — David Connolly summarizes "A Case Study in Trains Leaving the Station."
  • CHAPTER NEWS — Reports from the Northern Ohio and North Central Chapters
  • COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES — The Laboratory Accreditation Policy Committee invites laboratory to seek accreditation.
    • The call is out for officer nominations for 2006.
  • IN MEMORIAM — Lauriston Sale Taylor, third HPS President, died at the age of 102. Read the four-page memoriam highlighting his life in this issue of Health Physics News.
  • NOTES — The ANSI N13 Committee needs working group chairs and members.
    • Highlights of the 2005 HPS Annual Meeting in Spokane
  • ELMER STORY — "The Day I Became an Auto Mechanic–Again"
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS — The NCRP releases Reports No. 146 and 147 and announces hard copy and electronic availability online in 2005.
    • Michael T. Ryan and Allen G. Groff are elected to new positions on an NRC Advisory Committee.
    • Midyear AAHP course "Dose Assessment in the Aftermath of Radiological and Nuclear Terrorism" has been organized into topics and speakers.
  • CHP CORNER — 2004 ABHP Certification exam results
  • ODDS AND ENDS — This month's Archives article is about the Cerberus.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — This issue has 16 display ads, 14 short courses offered, and 7 job offers.

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