Health Physics News

February 2006

The February 2006 issue of Health Physics News has 32 pages of great information!!

  • COVER — This month's cover story is a continuation of the January issue. Fourteen additional health physicists were asked which prominent health physicist from the early days they would most like to spend time with and why. Another great cover story!!
  • FROM THE PRESIDENT — President McBurney discusses what the Society is doing to address the potential shortage of health physicists and other issues.
  • EDITORIAL — Mark Maiello asks several questions pertinent to our radiological terrorist response capability.
  • MEMBER'S POINT OF VIEW — Ted Rockwell
  • AGENCY NEWS — The NRC is considering changes to the regulations on products containing radioactive material.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — David Connolly comments on what Congress accomplished in 2005.
  • HPS STANDARDS CORNER — ANSI N13 Committee is looking for interested and qualified people to fill the positions of Environmental Section Chair and External Dosimetry Section Chair.
  • COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES — The Nominating Committee is calling for nominees for the next HPS election.
    • The Program Committee needs your chapter or school history for the HPS 2006 Annual Meeting.
  • CHAPTER NEWS — The Eastern Idaho Chapter held a meeting in December.
    • The South Texas Chapter fall meeting highlighted affiliates, industrial uses, and security.
    • The Buckeye Chapter holds meetings in September, November, and January.
  • NOTES — The 2006 Annual Meeting will be held in Providence – Tara Medich highlights some things you can do while you're there.
    • The 2006 NCRP Annual Meeting on "Chernobyl at Twenty" will be held 3-4 April.
    • The University of Missouri has been awarded a $2.3 million grant to train prospective radiation protection technicians.
  • POSITION STATEMENT — The HPS Position Statement "Continued Federal and State Action Is Needed for Better Control of Radioactive Sources" is published.
  • CHP CORNER – Several updates in this month's Corner
  • ODDS AND ENDS — This month's Archives article is about the Pile On Light from the Oak Ridge Graphite Reactor.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — 10 display ads, 8 short courses, and 2 jobs are offered this month.

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