Physics & Society: January 2009

Volume 38, Number 1

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The Revised Radiation Protection Standards for the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository
By Robert Vandenbosch and Susanne E. Vandenbosch
Issues in the Storage of Electric Power
By Ruth Howes and Sekazi Mtingwa
Readiness of the U.S. Nuclear Workforce for 21st Century Challenges
By Sekazi Mtingwa
Nuclear Weapons in 21st Century U.S. National Security
Report by a Joint Working Group of AAAS, the American Physical Society, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies
Advocacy Threatens Scientific Integrity
By Robert E. Levine
Editorial Comments
Tribute to the Retiring Editors
By the Executive Committee of the Forum on Physics & Society
FPS Announces 2008 Election Results
Results for Vice-chair, Executive Committee and Representative to POPA
FPS-Sponsored Sessions at March and April Meetings
FPS has arranged many sessions of general interest and societal relevance for the two APS meetings this spring.
From the American Institute of Physics
Disrupting Science: Social Movements, American Scientists, and the Politics of the Military, 1945-1975
By Kelly Moore, Reviewed By Joe Levinger
The Creation: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth
By Edward O. Wilson, Reviewed By M. A. DuVernois

Physics and Society is the non-peer-reviewed quarterly newsletter of the Forum on Physics and Society, a division of the American Physical Society. It presents letters, commentary, book reviews and articles on the relations of physics and the physics community to government and society. It also carries news of the Forum and provides a medium for Forum members to exchange ideas. Opinions expressed are those of the authors alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of the APS or of the Forum. Contributed articles (up to 2500 words, technicalities are encouraged), letters (500 words), commentary (1000 words), reviews (1000 words) and brief news articles are welcome. Send them to the relevant editor by e-mail (preferred) or regular mail.

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