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Report from the 69th Session of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation

The United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation’s (UNSCEAR) is the world authority on radiation science and the estimation of global levels and effects of ionizing radiation that serves as the scientific basis for evaluating radiation risk and for establishing protective measures. For the first time since before the pandemic, their annual session took place in person in Vienna, Austria from May 9 to 13, 2022. At the session, UNSCEAR elected a new bureau; endorsed a new strategy for data collection, analysis, and dissemination; and called for member states to participate in the evaluation of public exposure to ionizing radiation.

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Interview with Leah Shuparski-Miller, CRPA’s President-Elect

In this issue of the Bulletin, continuing his tradition of interviewing interesting people involved in radiation protection, Chief Editor Dave Niven talks with Leah Shuparski-Miller, CRPA’s president-elect. He asks her about her life, her history with CRPA, her motivations for becoming president, and what she hopes to accomplish during her tenure. She says, “Sharing information openly helps us all grow and strengthen our radiation protection community.”

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CRPA’s Professional Development Courses

Donata Chaulk, CRPA’s PD committee chair and PD Portfolio director on the board of directors, recaps the live online sessions offered by the committee last year and highlights the value of members sharing their knowledge and learning from each other.

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From the Archives—Fukushima and Me

In this issue of the Bulletin, we’re introducing a new feature—From the Archives. For our first “From the Archives” feature, we’ve pulled out a personal account from member Tanya Vlaskalin relating to questions she was asked following the Fukushima disaster (originally published in 2011).