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HPS's Eric Goldin: On health physics
Eric Goldin, president of the Health Physics Society, is a radiation safety specialist with 40 years of experience in power reactor health physics, supporting worker and public radiation safety programs. A certified health physicist since 1984, he has served on the American Board of Health Physics, and since 2004, he has been a member of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements’ Program Area Committee 2, which provides guidance for radiation safety in occupational settings for a variety of industries and activities. He was awarded HPS Fellow status in 2012 and was elected to the NCRP in 2014.
Goldin’s radiological engineering experience includes ALARA programs, instrumentation, radioactive waste management, emergency planning, dosimetry, decommissioning, licensing, effluents, and environmental monitoring.
The HPS, headquartered in Herndon, Va., is the largest radiation safety society in the world. Its membership includes scientists, safety professionals, physicists, engineers, attorneys, and other professionals from academia, industry, medical institutions, state and federal government, the national laboratories, the military, and other organizations.
The HPS’s activities include encouraging research in radiation science, developing standards, and disseminating radiation safety information. Its members are involved in understanding, evaluating, and controlling the potential risks from radiation relative to the benefits.
Goldin talked about the HPS and health physics activities with Rick Michal, editor-in-chief of Nuclear News.
E. Privas, P. Archier, C. De Saint Jean, G. Noguere, J. Tommasi
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 182 | Number 3 | March 2016 | Pages 377-393
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.13182/NSE15-21
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The PROFIL and PROFIL-2 experiments were carried out in the fast reactor PHENIX. They were designed to provide integral information on neutron cross sections [(n,γ), (n,2n), and (n,f)] of several fission products and actinides. Previous interpretations report integral results with unrealistic small uncertainties that only take into account the statistical contribution. This work presents an uncertainty propagation technique able to include systematic uncertainties due to neutron fluence scaling. Such a technique consists of marginalizing analytically the uncertainties of the nuclear data (nuisance parameters) involved in the fluence scaling procedure. For the capture cross sections of 235U, 238U, and 239Pu, the interpretation of the PROFIL and PROFIL-2 experiments with the international library JEFF-3.1.1 provides excellent C/E results equal to 1.000, 1.019, and 0.982, respectively, with a relative uncertainty close to 1.5% (1σ).