Health Physics News

October 2006

Highlights of the 32-page October 2006 issue of Health Physics News:

  • COVER — Health Physics News Associate Editor Ralph Andersen interviews NRC Chairman Dale Klein about his vision for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. HPS President-elect Kevin Nelson discuses the human capital challenge of the resurgence of nuclear power.
  • PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE — President Dodd revisits the Radiation Safety Without Borders program started by Past President George Anastas.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — David Connolly points out the importance of identifying teachers in our hometowns who may be candidates for the Society's Outstanding Science Teacher Award.
  • CHAPTER NEWS — At the April meeting of the Cincinnati Radiation Society meeting, Tony James updated members on the dose assessment for the 1968 Mound Laboratory glove-box explosion.
    • South Texas HPS Chapter met in April and installed new officers and gave out two student awards for their research projects.
  • COMMITTEES — The Membership Committee congratulates new HPS members and affiliates.
  • NOTES — Make plans for the 52nd Annual HPS Meeting to be held 8-12 July 2007 in Portland, Oregon.
    • Greta Joy Dicus passed away 30 August.
    • Joel Lubenau writes about the Vanadium Window on display at the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh. Find out about the connection between it and Pittsburgh's radium industry and Marie Curie.
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS — The RERF recently announced the publication of the two-volume, 998-page book, Reassessment of the Atomic Bomb Radiation Dosimetry for Hiroshima and Nagasaki—Dosimetry System 2002 (DS02).
    • NCRP releases Report No. 152.
  • TREASURER'S REPORT — Finance Committee Chair Dick Toohey informs readers about the financial status of the Society.

  • CHP CORNER — Govind Rao explains the function of the Part II Examination Panel.
    • Ed Maher gives a brief description of the eight standing committees of the AAHP.
  • ODDS AND ENDS — This month's Archives article is about the roof tile from Hiroshima that was blistered by the heat from the atomic bomb.

  • ADVERTISEMENTS — 10 display ads, 12 short courses, and 4 jobs are offered this month.

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