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DOE Special Session Presentations of the 59th Health Physics Society Annual Meeting -2014

 *Image Courtesy of the Health Physics Society(HPS).  Click on the image for more information on the HPS.

*Image Courtesy of the Health Physics Society(HPS). Click on the image for more information on the HPS.

During the 59th Health Physics Society (HPS) 2014 Annual Meeting, in Baltimore, MD a full day DOE special session was provided.  All presentations were developed and presented by DOE Federal Staff or related DOE contractors involved in radiation protection within the DOE complex.  From occupation radiological protection to radiological protection of the public and the environment from activities within DOE.   Whether you had a chance to attend or if you could not get to the 2014 HPS annual meeting, for your convenience we have included the morning and afternoon presentations with their respective abstracts. 

Morning Session:

Enhancing RESRAD-OFFSITE for Low Level Waste Disposal Facility Performance Assessment Charley Yu*, Argonne National Laboratory ; Emmanuel Gnanapragasam, Argonne National Laboratory; Carlos Corredor, U.S. Department of Energy; W. Alexander Williams, U.S. Department of Energy

Recent Developments in Field Response for Mitigation of Radiological Incidents Carlos Corredor*, U.S. Department of Energy; Charley Yu, Argonne National Laboratory

Upgrading RESRAD-RDD and Planning for Improvised Nuclear Device Incidents--The RESRAD-RDD&IND Charley Yu*, Argonne National Laboratory ; Carlos Corredor, U.S. Department of Energy; Jing-Jy Cheng, Argonne National Laboratory; Sunita Kamboj, Argonne National Laboratory; David LePoire, Argonne National Laboratory; Paul Flood, Argonne National Laboratory

Unified Resolve 2014: A Proof of Concept for Radiological Support to Incident Commanders Daniel Blumenthal*, U.S. Department of Energy ; John Crapo, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education; Gerard Vavrina, U.S. Department of Energy; Katharine McLellan McLellan, U.S. Department of Energy; Michael J. Gresalfi, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Radioactive Waste Issues in Major Nuclear Incidents  S.Y. Chen*, Illinois Institute of Technology

Occupational Radiation Exposures at the Department of Energy  Nimi Rao*, U.S. Department of Energy ; Derek Hagemeyer, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

Optimizing Radiation Protection of the Public and the Environment at the Department of Energy  Derek Favret*, U.S. Department of Energy ; Edward Regnier, U.S. Department of Energy; Andrew Wallo, U.S. Department of Energy

"What's New with Independent Verification at Department of Energy Sites" Sarah Roberts*, Oak Ridge Associated Universities ; Edward Regnier, U.S. Department of Energy; Tim Vitkus, Oak Ridge Associated Universities; Alexander Williams, U.S. Department of Energy   

Afternoon Session:

Introduction to DOE Order 435.1 Low Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Requirements Christine Gelles*, U.S. Department of Energy ; Edward Regnier, U.S. Department of Energy; Andrew Wallo, U.S. Department of Energy 

Defense-in-Depth, How Department of Energy Implements Radiation Protection in Low Level Waste Disposal Linda Suttora*, U.S. Department of Energy ; Andrew Wallo, U.S. Department of Energy 

Time of Compliance for Disposal of Low-Level Radioactive Waste Roger Seitz*, Savannah River National Laboratory ; Andrew Wallo, U.S. Department of Energy 

Use of Authorized Limits During Decontamination and Demolition Phase Donald Dihel, U.S. Department of Energy ; Orville W. Cypret*, U.S. Department of Energy; G. Vazquez, U.S. Department of Energy; W. Alexander Williams, U.S. Department of Energy 

Idaho Cleanup Project Clearance Limits for Personal Property Kevin Konzen*, CH2M-WG Idaho, LLC ; Craig Nesshoefer, Idaho Cleanup Project 

DOE Order 458.1 Property Clearance Requirements and Factors Considered to Update Its Clearance Limits Gustavo Vasquez*, U.S. Department of Energy; Carlos Corredor, U.S. Department of Energy ; Derek Favret, U.S. Department of Energy 

NESHAPS Session

DOE Subpart H Report. Annual NESHAPS Meeting on Radiological Emissions Gustavo Vazquez*, DOE; Sandra Snyder, PNNL

For any additional information contact Kathy McLellan.