Operational Radiation Safety

Smoke billows up from the Las Conchas fire near Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. Challenges of monitoring air for radionuclides in heavy smoke is discussed in Whicker et al. page S161.



RSO Interview with Barbara Hamrick
René Michel

Investigation of Alpha and Beta Self-Absorption Factors in the Calibration of Water Sample Measurements
C. P. Valentin, J. Kratky, and A. Brandl

Modification of a Motel-Type Room to Accommodate Patients Receiving Radioiodine Therapy: Reduction of Environmental Exposure
Charles A. Pickering, James N. Dykes, Michelle T. Domingo, Joseph Patricko, Jr, Dave M. Yamauchi, and Lawrence E. Williams

A Comparative Study for Radiological Decontamination of Laboratory Fume Hood Materials
Elizabeth Thomas, Lucas Sweet, Paul MacFarlan, Bruce McNamara, and Harrison Kerschner

Radioactive Waste Handling and Disposal at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre
Abdalla N. Al-Haj, Aida M. Lobriguito, and Ibrahim Al Anazi

Decontamination of the High Flux Beam Reactor at Brookhaven National Laboratory
Jih-Perng Hu, Richard N. Reciniello, and Norman E. Holden

Operational Experience of Continuous Air Monitoring of Smoke for 239Pu during a Wildfire
Jeffrey J. Whicker, David Baltz, William F. Eisele, Orval F. Hart, Michael W. McNaughton, and Andrew A. Green

Evaluation of a Commercial Software Package's Ability to Calibrate an In Vivo Counter for Emergency Response
Gary H. Kramer, Kevin Capello, Anthony DiNardo, and Barry Hauk

Particulate Activity Accumulated on A Moving Filter and RCS Leak Detection
Wu-hung Peng

Maintaining Radiation Exposures As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) for Dental Personnel Operating Portable Hand-Held X-Ray Equipment
Thomas J. McGiff, Robert A. Danforth, and Edward E. Herschaft