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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.
F. Jeury, J. Politello, C. D’Aletto, L. Gaubert, C. Vaglio-Gaudard, J. F. Vidal, J. M. Vidal
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 189 | Number 2 | February 2018 | Pages 188-198
Computer Code Abstract | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295639.2017.1381505
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The international Jules Horowitz Material Testing Reactor (JHR) is under construction at the CEA Cadarache research center in southern France. Its first criticality is foreseen by the beginning of the next decade. In order to perform JHR neutron simulations, a specific calculation scheme, named Horowitz Reactor simulation Unified System 3-Dimention/Neutron (HORUS3D/N), has been developed since the 2000s for the very first JHR definition studies. Then it was improved and modified in parallel with the JHR design evolution, integrating the most accurate neutron codes and nuclear data libraries. This paper describes the very latest version of HORUS3D/N, named HORUS3D/N v4.2. The industrial route is based on the APOLLO2.8–4 and CRONOS2.10 deterministic codes and the European nuclear data library JEFF3.1.1. Besides, HORUS3D/N v4.2 includes the APOLLO2.8/REL2005/CEA2005 package recommendations applied for light reactor studies. This paper also provides the performance quantification of HORUS3D/N v4.2 as a result of the Verification & Validation—Uncertainty Quantification (V&V–UQ) process. This reference calculation scheme is now a basis for the development of the neutron calculation tool dedicated to JHR operation and loading studies.