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Mary Ann Parkhurst Named Fellow of the Health Physics Society

May 2007
Congratulations to ETD's Mary Ann Parkhurst on being named Health Physics Society Fellow. This award, presented to senior HPS members, recognizes significant scientific contributions to the health physics profession. Mary Ann serves as principal investigator and project manager in key radiological and environmental assessments. Some of her most recent projects include leading a 5-year multi-laboratory study characterizing depleted uranium aerosols, which are produced on the battlefield when a DU penetrator perforates conventional or DU armor on combat vehicles. In addition, her team characterized the aerosols' potential health impacts to vehicle crews and first responders. She also evaluated the environmental and radiological impacts of existing nuclear power plants, leading the technical effort for some of the first U.S. nuclear power plants to apply for a license renewal. Now, she is working on the early site permits and the pre-application for a construction/operating license for a new advanced nuclear power plant.

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