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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.
Koichi Uozumi, Kenji Fujihata, Takeshi Tsukada
Nuclear Technology | Volume 203 | Number 3 | September 2018 | Pages 261-271
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2018.1454807
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
A parameter-based survey of the synthesis conditions by a so-called pressureless consolidation method to fabricate glass-bonded sodalite waste form for stabilizing fission products generated in pyrometallurgical reprocessing of spent metal fuel was performed. The maximum temperature, the heating duration at the maximum temperature, the glass fraction in the initial material, and the weight load used for pressing the material were chosen as the variable parameters. Accordingly, modified conditions to reduce the maximum temperature and increase the weight load were selected for reducing the volatilized-salt ratio during the heating and the free-salt ratio in the product. By fabricating a simulated waste under the modified conditions, the effect of changing the conditions was confirmed. Leaching tests in pure water using the consolidated products fabricated under both reference and modified conditions showed that the stability of the products was not significantly deteriorated by modifying the heating conditions.