[ RadSafe ] Looking for a new RadSafe moderator
Dan W McCarn
hotgreenchile at gmail.com
Wed Feb 17 13:58:18 CST 2010
The last time we communicated was over a suggestion to coordinate with the
Sosny Labs in Minsk for potential visits to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone or
perhaps with the Leoben Mining University.
As you probably know, I interpret the objective of the RadSafe group a bit
more broadly than pure health physics. Clearly, one of those objectives to
me includes those issues related to the hydrogeological characterization of
nuclear waste repositories as well as issues related to uranium mining.
Issues related to remediation and waste management are not purely
engineering problems, but also scientific, and of course geologic.
I've worked overseas for 15 years including 8 years at the IAEA in Vienna
and much of Central, Eastern and Western Europe as well as Central Asia.
During the course of this experience, I have met and made friends with
scientists and engineers from more countries than I can remember. Many of
these countries are not well represented in discussion. Perhaps an effort
should be made to try to encourage them to join the RadSafe discussion.
During my time in Vienna (1980-1988), I tried to constrain my comments to
either my work or my horse, Boo. (Reminiscent of Maury & Dog)... I would
hope that similar restraint be understood by some of our more vociferous
I can't imagine how many "lurkers" there are on RadSafe, but I would hope
that they will be encouraged to engage in open debate. I'm sure that some of
these individuals might feel constrained in their comments, but I would
welcome their points of view.
In any case, I wanted to thank Marcel for his exemplary work over the past 5
years (and patience with a poor geologist) and to extend my best wishes to
you, Terry, in the future management of this diverse group.
Dan W McCarn, Geologist
2867 A Fuego Sagrado
Santa Fe, NM 87505
+1-505-310-3922 (Mobile - New Mexico)
HotGreenChile at gmail.com (Private email)
From: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl] On Behalf
Of Jeff Terry
Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 10:13
To: radsafelist Radsafe
Cc: Marcel Schouwenburg
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Looking for a new RadSafe moderator
I would like to formally introduce myself to the group.
I am Jeff Terry, a physics professor at the Illinois Institute of
Technology (IIT). IIT located in Chicago has a large Professional
Science Masters in Health Physics program, with a around 40 students
in the program at any given time. I teach the Health Physics
laboratory component of the program.
My active areas of research are strongly focused in the nuclear energy
arena. Three specific areas involve: the study radiation damage in
materials to try to develop materials able to function at higher
temperatures in the core of a nuclear reactor; the study
environmental fate of actinides and other radioisotopes; and finally,
basic research into 5f electron systems. I have spent time in both the
U. S. DOE complex and currently in academia.
IIT, with myself moderating, will take over hosting the RadSafe list.
We are currently in final testing for the transition that is currently
planned to occur over the weekend of Feb 27-28. We are attempting to
make the transition as painless for everyone as possible. It will
require a new RadSafe email address that we will be announcing
shortly. If anyone has any issues as we make this transition please
email me and send a copy of the message to David Ehle (ehle at iit.edu).
We will be making further announcements as the transition progresses.
I do hope that everyone currently participating finds their way over
to the new home of the list.
I think we should all thank Marcel for his efforts in running the
group for the past five years.
Asst. Professor of Physics
Life Science Bldg Rm 166
Illinois Institute of Technology
3101 S. Dearborn St.
Chicago IL 60616
terryj at iit.edu
On Dec 19, 2009, at 2:25 PM, Marcel Schouwenburg wrote:
> Dear RadSafers,
> It's about five years that I'm the RadSafe moderator & list owner
> and I
> feel it is time to move on and hand over this job. Therefore, I'm
> looking for someone who has both the time and computer facilities and
> experience to continue running RadSafe.
> Anyone interested can drop me an e-mail at the following address:
> radsafemoderator at gmail.com so I can provide any info required.
> With kind regards,
> Marcel Schouwenburg
> RadSafe moderator & list owner
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