NAS Report on Improving Nuclear Plant Safety
A new congressionally mandated report from the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) concludes that the overarching lesson learned from the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident is that nuclear plant licensees and their regulators must actively seek out and act on new information about hazards with the potential to affect the safety of nuclear plants.
60th Annual Radiobioassay and Radiochemical Measurements Conference
The 60th Annual Radiobioassay and Radiochemical Measurements Conference will be held in Knoxville, Tennessee, 27–31 October 2014. The call for papers and conference information can be found on the conference website. The abstract submission deadline is 31 July 2014.
National Nuclear Science Week - 20–24 October
National Nuclear Science Week, 20–24 October 2014, is a national, broadly observed, week-long
celebration to focus local, regional, and national interest on all
aspects of nuclear science. Each day will provide for learning about the
contributions, innovations, and opportunities that can be found by
exploring nuclear science.
Public Meeting on DOE Spent Nuclear Fuel Management and Disposal
On 6 August 2014, the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board (NWTRB) will meet to discuss management and disposal of Department of Energy (DOE) spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level radioactive waste. NWTRB members are appointed by the President of the United States. The NWTRB conducts an ongoing and independent evaluation of the technical and scientific validity of DOE activities related to implementing the Nuclear Waste Policy Act. More information can be found in the Federal Register at gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-06-19/pdf/2014-14382.pdf.
The meeting will be held in Idaho Falls, Idaho, from 8 a.m. to 5:20 p.m. A detailed meeting agenda will be available on the NWTRB website approximately one week before the meeting. The meeting will be open to the public, and an opportunity for public comment will be provided at the end of the day. Those wanting to speak at the meeting will need to sign the "Public Comment Register" at the check-in table.
International Radon Symposium, 28 September–1 October 2014
The American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists, Inc. (AARST) is hosting the 2014 International Radon Symposium, to be held this year in Charleston, South Carolina, 28 September–1 October 2014.
The 2014 International Radon Symposium will underscore the 2014 AARST Credo, which spells out the importance and uniqueness of AARST. The symposium attendees will present the latest information on radon science and business developments.
Certified health physicists receive a discount to the annual symposium and can receive 10 continuing education credits for attending the full three days.
Report on Low-Level Ionizing Radiation Exposure
The Institute of
Medicine (IOM) and National Research Council report "Research on
Health Effects of Low-Level Ionizing Radiation Exposure: Opportunities for the
Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute" was released Wednesday, 11
A report summary and other materials are also available at that website. There is no charge for access to any of these materials.
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