Health Physics News

Febuary 2007

Highlights of the 32-page February 2007 issue of Health Physics News:

  • COVER — When Alexander Litvinenko, the former detective and critic of the Russian government, was reportedly killed by 210Po in November 2006, suddenly health physicists had concerns. We asked Dr. Raymond Guilmette, an expert in this field, to provide detailed information on the physical, chemical, and biological properties of this radionuclide.
  • PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE — HPS President Dodd explains to readers just what goes on when "Dr. Dodd Goes to Washington."
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — David Connolly talks about the reorganization process of the Legislative and Executive branches.
  • EDITORIAL — Mark Maiello's subject for his editorial is "It Only Takes One Bomb: Focusing on the Improbable to Prevent the Unthinkable."
  • COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES — Members of the Nominating Committee remind readers to email their officer nominations to him no later than 1 March 2007.
  • CHAPTER NEWS — The Cincinnati Radiation Society met in December and discussed the decommissioning and cleanup of four closures in Ohio.
  • CORRESPONDENCE — Donald Aulenbach agrees with President Dodd's message in the December issue—putting family before work.
  • NOTES — HPS members attending the 2007 HPS Annual Meeting in Portland will have the opportunity to explore the variety of breweries, brewpubs, and taprooms found in Portland.
    • John Hubbell describes some of his travels to India to work with colleagues there.
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS — The 8th International Symposium on the Natural Radiation Environment will be held in October in Rio de Janeiro.
  • CORRECTED HANDBOOK PAGE — The corrected page of emeritus members of the AAHP.
  • CHP CORNER — Call for 2007 McAdams Award Nominations.
    • Sarah Hoover talks about the AAHP Continuing Education Committee.
    • The duties of the Part I Examination Panel are outlined.
  • ODDS AND ENDS — This month's Archives article is about the Condenser Ionization Chambers of Carl Braestrup.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — 8 display ads, 19 short courses, and 1 job are offered this month.

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