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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.
S. Bznuni, N. Baghdasaryan, A. Amirjanyan, G. Nazaryan, P. Kohut, J. Ramsey
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 186 | Number 1 | April 2017 | Pages 98-102
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295639.2016.1273012
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Bounding axial profiles for WWER-440 spent fuel pool burnup credit analysis were developed. A database of axial burnup profiles of WWER-440 type fuel assemblies and fuel followers was developed and studied to determine the burnup axial profile that results in the maximal neutron multiplication factor. Bounding axial profiles were determined based on the statistical analysis of keff of the analyzed profiles from the statistical outliers of the axial profile database. The influence of the identified bounding profiles on keff is quantified for the WWER-440 spent fuel pool. Criticality calculations using the database axial profiles were conducted by the MCNP6.1 program. The isotopic compositions of the spent WWER-440 fuels were quantified by the ORIGEN program of the SCALE 6.1 package.