Health Physics News

November 2005

The November 2005 issue of Health Physics News has 32 pages and includes information on the 2006 Midyear and Annual Meetings and the 2006 HPS Student Fellowship and Travel Grant Forms.

  • COVER — The series of "The Birth of the HPS: A Look Back" is continued with a look at the affiliates program and the relationship between vendors and the HPS.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — David Connolly encourages students to apply for the Department of Energy fellowships.
  • NCRP — Tom Tenforde provides readers with highlights of the upcoming NCRP meeting, "Chernobyl at Twenty," to be held 3-4 April 2006.
  • HPS POSITION STATEMENT — The HPS has issued a revised position statement on low-level radioactive waste.
  • CORRESPONDENCE — David L. Horn shares a story about the benefit of x rays.
  • ELMER AND THE CANADA GOOSE — Read the story about Elmer, Ken, and the Canada goose.
  • 10 REASONS TO BE A HEALTH PHYSICIST — Dade and Rad Moeller give a brief review of the reasons that members of the Society chose to be health physicists.
  • AGENCY — The NRC and states announce a new joint effort by the NRC and Agreement States to increase controls over certain radioactive materials.
  • NOTES — The 4th Annual Penn State Environmental Health and Safety Radiation Safety Roundtable Conference is held at Penn State.
    • Melvin R. Sikov obituary
  • OUTSIDE THE CORNER OFFICE — James Hylko provides readers with Part 2 of the Entrepreneurial Paradox.
  • CHP CORNER — Lots of updates in the "CHP Corner" this month plus a 10-point question from the first ABHP exam held in June 1960.
  • ODDS AND ENDS — This month's Archives article is about the ORNL Chirper.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — 10 display ads, 7 short courses, and 3 jobs are offered this month.

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