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Welcome to the East Tennessee Chapter of the Health Physics Society (ETCHPS) Home Page.

The ETCHPS is a scientific and professional organization whose members specialize in occupational, environmental, and medical radiation safety. Our membership includes professionals involved in commercial, industrial, university, medical, and governmental radiation safety activities throughout eastern Tennessee. We are a regional affiliate of the Health Physics Society .

Our mailing address is:
East Tennessee Health Physics Society
PO Box 7006
Oak Ridge, TN 37831

2020 James E. Turner Back to School Lecture Series
Tentative Presentations



Radiation Relative Risks:
Hiroshima/Nagasaki Atomic Bombings and
The Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant Accident

Rod Reed

Neutronics Analysis of an In-pile, Radiological Experiment Designed to Simulate Prototypic Nuclear Thermal Propulsion Conditions

Emily Hutchins (UTK)

Fire Response Involving Cm-243 and Fe-55 Sources

Paul Jones

Radium Contamination in the Oil Field –
Application of Radioactive Dating Priniciples

John Frazier


Scott Schwahn

The STURGIS D&D Project

Rick Greene

Recalling the SL-1 Accident

John Aperans

Reconstructing Dose Rates from the
Fat Man and Little Boy Weapons

Fred Haywood

How Rapid is Rapid Enough for Emergency Response Radiobioassay Methods?

Tom Rucker

Upcoming Events
November 7, 2019 thru January 30, 2020
NRRPT Prep course
Begins November 7 and continues each Thursday after except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years 2020.
Announcement and schedule
February 20, 2020 (Thutsday) Introduce a Girl to Engineering 2020
9:00-11:30 AM
New Hope Center in Oak Ridge
Some of us are planning to represent ETCHPS and Health Physics.  The event is sponsored by CNS/Y-12 and will be held at the New Hope Center in Oak Ridge. No DOE badge required. Only an interest in introducing the field of health physics to young folk.
February 22, 2020 (Saturday)
Chapter Meeting
2020 James E. Turner Back to School Lecture Series
8 AM - Noon
Roane State Community College, Oak Ridge Campus. 
Oak Ridge City Room A-111

Roger Cloutier's 50th anniversary history of the ETCHPS

Congratulations to Dr. Scott Schwahn,
who was named a Fellow of the Health Physics Society

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Richard Toohey.  Dr. Toohey has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 HPS Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award, to be presented at the annual HPS meeting in July.



Next Meeting

  February 22, 2020
Roane State Community College
Oak Ridge Campus.
Oak Ridge City Room A-111
8 AM - Noon

  2020 James E. Turner Back to School Lecture Series

Got Science?

The ETCHPS is a proud sponsor of the Tennessee Science Bowl

Save the date February 28-29, 2020

Oak Ridge High School won the 2019 Tennessee Science Bowl.

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