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Accelerator Radiation Safety Newsletter
First Quarter 2007 /
Volume 16, Number 1

An Official Publication of the Health Physics Society's
Accelerator Section

In this issue

From the Officers
Invited Paper
From the Correspondents
2008 Midyear & School News
Other News
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2008 Midyear & School Website
2008 Midyear Call for Abstracts
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The President's Message
Scott Walker

The past quarter has seen intense activity in preparation for the 2008 Health Physics Society (HPS) Midyear Topical Meeting. Those of us working to organize the meeting have exchanged literally hundreds of e-mails and spent many hours on the telephone.  read more

The President-Elect's Message
Kamran Vaziri

We had many good suggestions for the Morgan Lecturer candidate. Out of the top three, the
Board of Directors of the Accelerator Section selected A. H. Sullivan.  read more

The Past President's Message
Lorraine Marceau-Day

Scott’s article details how well things are shaping up for the 2008 Health Physics Society (HPS) midyear meeting. Thanks to everyone who has contributed so much in time and materials, thus far. If each does a little, it makes light work for all. read more

The Editor's Message
Linnea Wahl

As you can see by the articles in this newsletter, this is been a busy month for accelerator health physics! Many of us in the Health Physics Society's (HPS's) Accelerator Section have been very busy preparing for the 2007 annual meeting, the 2008 midyear meeting on "Radiation-Generating Devices," and the 2008 professional development school on "Topics in Accelerator Health Physics," which will immediately follow the midyear meeting. read more

INVITED PAPER: Status and Plans for Implementation of NRC Regulatory Authority for Certain Naturally-Occurring and Accelerator-Produced Radioactive Material

Andrew Mauer

On August 8, 2005, the President signed into law the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct) on "Treatment of Accelerator Produced and other Radioactive Material as Byproduct Material." Section 651(e) of the EPAct expanded the definition of byproduct material as defined in the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (AEA), and placed additional byproduct material under the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC’s) jurisdiction as defined in section 11e.(3) and 11e.(4) of the AEA.  read more  


Scott Walker,
Los Alamos National Lab

Kamran Vaziri, Fermi National Accelerator Lab

Past President:
Lorraine Marceau-Day, Louisiana State University

Edward Lessard, Brookhaven National Lab

Marcia Torres,
Argonne National Lab

Newsletter Editor:
Linnea Wahl, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Erik Abkemeier (2009), Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
Richard Brey (2009), Idaho State University
Don Gregory (2009), Oak Ridge National Lab
Mike Sandvig (2008), Idaho National Lab
Doug Wells (2007), Idaho State University
Gary Zeman (2007), Argonne National Lab


2008  Professional Development School Approved
Don Cossairt, Vashek Vylet, and  Linnea Wahl

This past January, the Health Physics Society (HPS) Continuing Education Committee, Finance Committee, and Board of Directors approved our proposal for the 2008 professional development school (formerly called the HPS summer school). The school will be held from January 31 through February 2 and is titled "Topics in Accelerator Health Physics."   read more


To order a full-size poster, send your request to Melissa Thornburg, HPS Secretariat.


News from Louisiana State University, Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices
Lorraine Marceau-Day

The Center for Advanced Microsystems and Devices (CAMD) at Louisiana State University came out of a 3 1/2 week shutdown in good shape. During this time, the liquid helium chamber frame was repaired and a new aluminum chamber was placed in dipole #8 complete with new beam diagnostic capabilities. read more

News from Fermi National Accelerator Lab
Kamran Vaziri and Don Cossairt

Last time we reported the latest Tevatron luminosity record was 228.1E30/cm2/s in the third quarter
of 2006. However, the Tevatron did not stop there: the intense effort to improve this machine's performance continues. 
read more

More News from Fermi National Accelerator Lab
Kathy Graden

ALARA Project Description
At the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), a policy consistent with integrated safety management and in accordance with 10 CFR Part 835 requirements is to conduct activities in such a manner that worker and public safety, and protection of the environment are given the highest priority.  read more

Redesigned antiproton rotation thrust assembly with no cage

Redesigned Antiproton Rotation Thrust Assembly with No Cage

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