Vol. 55 - No. 18 May 25, 2001
‘Dancing Triangles’ Intrigue Chemists, Physicists Hill Directs
T he pattern
L eslie (Les) Hill, an environ
mental manager with more
than 20 years’ experience, was
shown here using x-rays
named BNL’s Director of Envi-
takes on an to determine
ronmental Projects, effective
even more fas- how metallic
April 16. Hill replaces Michael
cinating beauty atoms like
Schlender, BNL’s Associate Labo-
when you real- copper ar-
ratory Director for Environmen-
ize it is made range them-
tal Management, who left BNL
up of indi- selves on ru-
vidual atoms. thenium.
“Les’s background in the field
The image was “We want to
of decontamination and decom-
made by Jan know what
missioning work, most notably
Hrbek, Acting “Dancing triangles” the structures
the Shoreham reactor; his expe-
Chair of the are as you
rience dealing with waste dis-
Chemistry Department, and col- put down more and more cop-
posal sites around the country;
laborators from Sandia National per, how they change, and how
and his ‘Let’s get to work’ atti-
Laboratory in Livermore, Cali- that depends on temperature,”
tude make him the perfect per-
fornia, using scanning tunneling Gibbs says.
son to bring the restoration work
microscopy (STM). It shows the Zajonz adds, “We think that
at BNL to a conclusion,” said
arrangement of sulfur atoms this knowledge is crucial for At the National Synchrotron Light Source are (from left) Hubert
Tom Sheridan, Deputy Labora-
(bright spots) on a layer of cop- understanding, controlling, and Zajonz, Physics Department, Jan Hrbek, Chemistry Department,
tory Director for Operations.
per over a ruthenium substrate. designing bimetallic catalysts.” and Doon Gibbs, Physics.
“We are trying to understand By beaming x-rays at samples
how one metal behaves on top and studying how the beams face atom by atom using a needle- ments in collaboration.” Using
of another, and how sulfur affects scatter, the physicists can pin- like probe, the sulfur atoms are both techniques will help estab-
that interaction,” Hrbek says. point how the atoms line up, seen to organize themselves into lish whether the patterns
Layered pairs of metals are and look for changes as copper triangles and closely packed hexa- Hrbek’s group is observing occur
commonly used in catalysts — atoms are added. gons, while the copper stripes over large areas.
such as those that clean pollut- Using analytical techniques bend to form trigons. All this In addition to helping scien-
ants from automobile exhaust in developed by Zajonz, the physi- happens before the sulfur reacts tists understand the catalytic re-
catalytic converters. Copper on cists have found that a single chemically with the copper and actions, the atomic arrange-
ruthenium, Hrbek says, would layer of copper atoms follows the alters the catalytic activity. ments of copper, ruthenium,
Roger Stoutenburgh CN5-7-01
make a particularly good model layout of the ruthenium atoms Hrbek describes the arrange- and other metals might turn out
catalyst. in the substrate. ment as dancing triangles: “If to be useful for other purposes.
But sulfur, a common air pol- “But when you put down a you want a pair to tango prop- For example, Hrbek says, one
lutant, can “poison” the catalyst, second layer, even just one atom erly, you have to get them to- could imagine using the tiny
destroying its effectiveness. more than a single layer, there gether. This is exactly what you grids as templates for building
“There is a lot of chemistry and is a sizeable shift of positions,” see, sulfur moving around and nanoscale structures, or using
physics involved in understand- Gibbs says. The result is a striped trying to find the right place for the techniques to make clusters
ing this,” he says. pattern. Additional copper re- getting together with copper.” of metallic particles with pre-
sults in the formation of bulk The x-ray technique, by con- cisely controlled size distribu- Leslie Hill
Shining a light on the problem copper “islands” about 100 at- trast, scans larger areas and mul- tion and chemistry. In his new position, Hill
Work being done at the oms across. tiple layers, including the atoms “I have no idea what to use heads a staff of 80-plus environ-
National Synchrotron Light The next step will be to look in the ruthenium substrate. “It’s it for,” says Gibbs, describing mental and administrative pro-
Source (NSLS) by Hubert Zajonz at the effect of adding sulfur. completely complementary to one of the intricate arrange- fessionals in the Environmental
of the Physics Department and STM,” Gibbs says, “so it pays for ments. But he wants to learn Restoration Division (ERD). ERD
Doon Gibbs, leader of the Solid Complementary approaches us to work together.” more, saying, “I think this is just manages the ongoing environ-
State Physics group in Physics, With Hrbek’s STM technique, Hrbek agrees, adding, “We beautiful.” mental cleanup at BNL, focusing
may shine some light on the which essentially scans the sur- can learn more by doing experi- — Karen McNulty Walsh on soil and groundwater con-
tamination on and near the site.
In his new role, Hill plans to
Independent Group Gives A+ to BNL’s Water Quality Report focus on completing the envi-
ronmental cleanup so that BNL
T he independent Citizens
Campaign for the Environ-
ment (CCE) has given the grade
between 11 and 18 key compo-
nents, including completeness
of the information disclosed,
can get back to its primary busi-
ness — science. He believes that,
although the site cleanup has
of A+ to BNL’s 2000 Water Qual- clarity of definitions, readabil- progressed significantly over the
ity Consumer Confidence Re- ity, and report layout. past five years, several challenges
port, which provides data for CCE and the Citizens Envi- remain, including the cleanup of
the year 1999. ronmental Research Institute re- the Peconic River, the decom-
The Lab operates a drinking- viewed a total of 66 water qual- missioning of BNL’s three now-
water supply system for its on- ity consumer confidence reports closed reactors, and ongoing
site population of 2,900 em- from across New York State. The budget and management issues.
ployees, 4,000 guest scientists full evaluation of the reports is “We have a great team of
Roger Stoutenburgh CN10-143-00
per year, and the families of vis- described in a May 2001 people here to face these chal-
iting researchers living in the document entitled “New York’s lenges and a lot of seeds planted
apartment area. Under the fed- Annual Water Quality Reports: that are just starting to bear
eral Safe Drinking Water Act, A Report Card for 2000,” avail- fruit,” he said. “What we need
drinking-water suppliers such as able from CCE upon request at now is a clear set of goals and
BNL are required to produce an (516) 390-7150. objectives, and systems and pro-
annual report to inform consum- Citizens Campaign for the cedures that ensure we have the
ers about the water’s quality. Environment is an 80,000- focus in the right area and are
CCE evaluated 18 reports member, grass roots advocacy making the biggest impact with
issued last year by water At BNL’s Water Treatment Plant are some of the water treatment engi- organization working to build available funding.”
suppliers with more than 1,000 neers and others involved in producing the Lab’s drinking water. The widespread citizen understand- As the former manager of the
annual report for year 2000 earned an A+ from an independent group. ing for policies and promote ac- Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant
service connections. Of the A to
See page 2 for details on how BNL produces its drinking water. decommissioning project, Hill
D grades assigned to the reports, tions designed to protect the
Brookhaven Lab’s A+ was one of natural environment and pub- said he also recognizes the cru-
only four “outstanding” grades Extra, Extra lic health. cial importance of partnering
given by CCE. The majority of The Lab’s annual Water with and retaining the support
grades were Bs and Cs. Read All About Water Quality Consumer Confidence of the community.
According to CCE, the high- Report is prepared by Marsha “We need to make sure we are
The 2001 BNL Water Quality Consumer Confidence listening to all interested parties,
est grades in this evaluation Belford of Community Involve-
Report was delivered to newsstands today as a special supple- ment, Government & Public especially on projects like the
were given to the water suppli-
ers that were effective in com- ment to the Bulletin. Also, on page 2 of today’s Bulletin, a Affairs, working with William Peconic River, where people
municating important water- photo essay by Roger Stoutenburgh details how the Lab pro- Chaloupka of the Plant Engi- have many diverse viewpoints,”
quality information in an easy- duces its drinking water. Last year’s A+ report and this year’s neering Division and Robert he said. “We also should be
to-read format. The CCE based edition can be found on the Web at www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/ Lee of the Environmental Ser- proud of the work we are doing,
its grades on an evaluation of pubaf/bulletin. vices Division. (continued on page 3)
The Bulletin May 25, 2001
Bulletin Special Supplement: 2001 BNL Water Quality Report
of Laboratory Events How Does BNL Produce Its Drinking Water?
• The BERA Sales Office is located in Drawn from wells tapped into Long Island’s Glacial Aquifer, remove iron and manganese from the Lab’s source water, but
Berkner Hall and is open weekdays BNL’s drinking water last year, as in the past, was in full com- the facility has undergone a series of upgrades over the years,
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more
pliance with all county, state, and federal regulations. most recently in 1995-96.
information on BERA events, contact
Andrea Dehler, Ext. 3347; or M. Kay In fact, the Lab’s Plant Engineering (PE) Division, which While there are six drinking-water wells on site, the water
Dellimore, Ext. 2873. is responsible for the Lab’s drinking water, is proud to re- from only three wells (numbered 4, 6, and 7) is delivered to
• Additional information for Hospitality port that Brookhaven’s water system has not violated any the WTF because that water is high in iron. Water from the
Committee events can be found at the water-quality standard. other three wells (numbered 10, 11, and 12) is low in iron,
Lollipop House and the laundry in the For more information about the quality of the Lab’s so that water is distributed directly, after passing through
drinking water, see the 2001 BNL Water Quality Consumer activated carbon filters.
• The Recreation Building (Rec. Bldg.)
is located in the apartment area. Confidence Report, a special supplement which was deliv- Drinking-water production is the role and responsibility
• Contact names are provided for most ered to the newsstands along with this week’s Bulletin. of Water System Supervisor Tony Ross, who holds a New
events for more information. So, how does the Lab produce drinking water which is York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) grade IA certi-
• Calendar events flagged with an purified, safe, and high quality? And who produces it? fication. He is assisted by seven water-treatment engineers,
asterisk (*) have an accompanying This water is produced with pride by the staff of BNL’s each having a NYSDOH grade IIA certification. They are: Steve
story in this week’s Bulletin. Water Treatment Facility (WTF) of the Plant Engineering Barcelo, Tom Boucher, Chris Hanley, Jack Kulesa, Richard Lutz,
Division, using what is identified as “federal public water Phil Pizzo, and Joe Tullo. WTF operations are overseen by
— EACH WEEK — system No. 511891.” This community water system is the William Chaloupka, PE Assistant Manager of Operations &
only source on site of what is called potable water for BNL’s Environment.
Tuesdays: Welcome Coffee transient and resident population of 3,500 people. The flow of water through the Lab’s supply system and
10-11:30 a.m. Rec. Bldg. New- The centerpiece of the Lab’s drinking-water system is the on-the-job performance of the WTF staff are shown in
comers meet friends. Mimi
Luccio, 821-1435. the Water Treatment Facility (WTF), located in and around photos by Roger Stoutenburgh and described below.
— Hospitality event Bldg. 624 on Upton Road. The WTF was built in 1963 to D0011200 — Marsha Belford
Wednesdays: On-Site Play Group
9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Rec.
Bldg. Parents meet while chil-
dren play. Free, drop in any
time. Monique de la Beij, 399-
7656. — Hospitality event.
Wednesdays: Yoga Practice Sessions
12:10-12:50 p.m., Rec. Bldg.,
free. Ila Campbell, Ext. 2206.
Wednesdays: Weight Watchers 1A. WELLS 4, 6, and 7: (above) pro- 4. LIME: (above) is added after aera- 8. WET WELL: (above) stores the fil- 12. ONE-MILLION-GALLON WATER
noon-1 p.m., Brookhaven vide source water high in iron that is tion (no. 3) and before retention (no. tered water before it is pumped into STORAGE TOWER: (above) as
Center South Room, Mary “finished” at BNL’s Water Treatment 6) to raise the pH and soften the wa- the air-stripping towers. While Jack viewed from its base, is the larger of
Wood, Ext.5923. Facility (WTF). At one of these wells, ter. Feeding lime into the hopper is Kulesa (background) is seen inspect- the Lab’s two water towers. Built in
Phil Pizzo performs preventive main- Steve Barcelo. ing the wet-well pump seals, Richard 1985, and located at Cornell and North
Tues. & Thurs.: Aerobic Dance tenance on pump motor. Lutz works on a check valve. Sixth Street, this tank is 126 feet above
5:15 p.m., Rec. Bldg. $4 per the ground; its bowl is 75.5 feet in di-
class or $35 for any ten classes. ameter. Located next to Police Head-
Pat Flood, Ext. 7886; or Susan quarters, Bldg. 50, the other water stor-
Monteleone, Ext. 7235. age tank holds 300,000 gallons and
Mon., Tues., Thurs.: Kickboxing was built for the U.S. Army in 1941,
when the site was Camp Upton. Wa-
noon-1 p.m., Mon. & Thurs. ter from the two towers is delivered on
and 5:15-6:15 p.m., Tues. &
Thurs. Mary Wood, Ext. 5923, site via 45 miles of distribution pipe,
which is a mix of cast iron dating from
World War II Camp Upton, transite,
— WEEK OF 5/28 — 5. POLYMER: (above) is also added
plastic, and cement-lined ductile iron.
When distribution pipe is added or re-
to the water after aeration to aid in a placed, cement-line ductile iron is
Monday, May 28 process called flocculation, whereby used.
very small hydroxide particles stick to-
Hospitality Cooking Exchange
gether to form larger particles, called
floc, which are more easily settled and
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Rec. Bldg., $2 1B. CARBON FILTRATION AT
for ingredients, call Marcia removed (see no. 6). The polymer is
WELLS 10, 11, and 12: (above) re-
Leite, Ext. 1040, to attend. mixed with the water in a rapid-mix 9. AIR-STRIPPING TOWERS:
moves any volatile organic compounds
(Note time change from tank. Steve Barcelo (left) is seen mea- (above) remove any volatile organic
before the low-iron water from these
last week’s Bulletin.) suring the polymer, while Tom Boucher compounds (VOCs) from the water
wells directly enters the drinking-wa-
prepares to mix. undergoing the WTF process by spray-
ter distribution system. Noting the pres-
Tuesday, May 29 sure of the carbon filtration system is
ing the water down over whiffle ball-
like fill while air flows upward through
11 a.m.-2 p.m., Berkner Hall the water spray. Inspecting the towers
Sprint PCS services. Scott from the top is Steve Barcelo. Frank
Ditmar, (631) 431-8295. Masia looks on from below.
Wednesday, May 30
Mountain Bike Ride
noon-1 p.m., Bldg. 438. All 13. TESTING THE QUALITY OF
may join this “March Into May” BNL’S DRINKING WATER: (above) at
8-mile bike ride. Start at Sci-
the WTF is Tom Boucher. The Lab’s
ence Educational Center. No 6. RETENTION TANK: (above) holds drinking water is tested in various lo-
advance registration. Mary the water long enough to allow the
Wood, Ext. 5923. cations weekly, monthly, quarterly,
2. CHLORINATION: (above) of water chemicals time to react and form floc. semi-annually, and annually, depend-
from wells 4,6, and 7 is performed at To aid in the formation of floc, the wa- ing upon the specific test. Test samples
Friday, 6/1 this point to kill bacteria and oxidize ter is then sent to a slow-mix tank. At are analyzed by certified laboratories,
the iron in the water. Iron removal by the retention tank are: (from left) Steve and results are reported to the Suffolk
Divorced & Separated oxidation and filtration reduces the Barcelo, Jack Kulesa (who is check- 10. CLEAR WELL: (above) stores County Department of Health Ser-
Support Group water’s iron concentration from 3 to 4 ing for floc particles), and Richard Lutz, what is now called “finished” water vices, which conducts its own annual
noon-1 p.m., Berkner Hall, milligrams per liter (mg/l) to the “fin- plus Frank Masia. before its final chlorination and distri- tests of all county water systems. In
Room A. Divorced & Sepa- ished” water’s 0.03 mg/l. Inspecting a bution. Seen taking a water sample at addition, the results are delivered to
rated Support Group meets liquid sodium hypochlorite storage tank the clear well are Jack Kulesa (left) and BNL’s Environmental Services Divi-
every 2 weeks. Mary Camp- is Joe Tullo. Richard Lutz. sion, which ensures that the Lab’s
bell, Ext. 4776, email@example.com. water is in compliance with all appli-
cable regulations. The results are sum-
N.Y. Yankee Bus Trip marized in the Lab’s annual Water
Yankees vs Indians. 4:15 Quality Consumer Confidence Report;
p.m.-11:30 p.m. $55 includes
for the 2001 issue, see the Bulletin
main level box ticket, bus
transportation. Tickets at the special supplement, also delivered to
BERA Sales Office. the newsstands today.
Sunday, 6/3 Water Quality Fact Sheet
7. FILTRATION: (above) is performed, For answers to frequently
using what is called a rapid sand filter
*Hospitality Manhattan Trip made up of eight filter cells containing
asked questions about BNL’s
drinking-water quality, go to
9 a.m. - 7 p.m. $10 for adults, 3. AERATION TANK: (above) reduces sand and anthracite. Inspecting the 11. HIGH-SERVICE PUMPS: (above)
$5 for children 2-12. See no- www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/pubaf/
carbon dioxide gas and aids in the valves in the filtration valve gallery are: send the finished water from the WTF water/waterFAQ.pdf, or contact
tice on page 3. Monique de la
oxidation of iron. At the aeration tank, (front to back) Jack Kulesa, Richard to the two water towers on site. Ad- the Media & Communications
Steve Barcelo (right) describes the Lutz, and Steve Barcelo. justing the flow rate of a high-service Office, Ext. 5053.
action to Frank Masia. pump is Steve Barcelo.
The Bulletin May 25, 2001
Retirees, Old Friends Jazz Concert, June 5 Calendar
Join the Get-Together Lunch! On Tuesday, June 5, at 8 p.m.
in Berkner Hall, a jazz concert
by bassist Jennifer Vincent.
Eli Yamin celebrates the rich
will be offered which is open to living history and creative pro-
the public. Tickets can be pur- cess of American music in his — WEEK OF 6/4 —
chased at the door for $10. This work as a composer, jazz pianist,
concert is being held in con- musical director, radio producer, Tuesday, 6/5
nection with the U.S. and educator. As a pia-
ATLAS Collaboration nist, Yamin has per- *Summer Cooking Workshop
Meeting, which has formed throughout noon - 1 p.m., Large Confer-
physicists from all over North and South ence Room, Bldg. 490. Con-
the world attending. America, Europe, tact Mary Wood, Ext. 5923.
The program will and Asia with the Illi- *Jazz Concert
have two parts: First, nois Jacquet Big Band,
8 p.m., Berkner Hall.
the BNL Gospel Choir the Glenn Miller Or- See notice at left.
will sing some tradi- chestra, and his own
tional songs with an trio and quintet. Kate Thursday, 6/7
international flair. Then, McGarry has the kind of
pianist and composer Eli Yamin rhythmic compass and ATLAS-Sponsored Lecture
and singer Kate McGarry will daring phrasing that allows her 7:30 p.m., Berkner Hall. Dava
team up to present an evening to function as an instrument. Sobel, prize-winning author, talk
of modern interpretations of Those qualities, along with a on her book, Galileo’s Daugh-
classic American and Brazilian sure intonation and a zeal for ter; also, award-winning film on
songs, classic jazz and new mu- musical risk, make her one of
sic prepared especially for physi- the most important jazz singers
— WEEK OF 6/11 —
cists. They will also be joined to be heard today.
Making plans for the First Brookhaven Retired Employees Associa- Leslie Hill, Environmental Restoration (cont’d.) Monday, 6/11
tion (BREA) get-together lunch are BREA Committee members: (front,
from left) Secretary Sonja Santos, President Barney McAlary, Trea- because we all have homes and From 1982 to 1997, Hill served BERA Golf Outing
surer Alyce Daly; (back, from left) Special Events Coordinator Marge families here and we all have the in a number of positions for the 7:30 a.m. Tee-off at Cherry
Stoeckel, Trudi Neuhoff, and Graham Campbell. Not pictured are: same interests in mind.” New York Power Authority, in- Creek Golf Links. $75 per per-
Helen Connell, Vice President Lew Jacobson, Les Lawrence, George Raised in Deer Park, Hill is no cluding: project manager of the son. Format is two man best
Oldham, Betty Pergan, and George Rabinowitz. stranger to the Laboratory, and Shoreham decommissioning ball. Gordon Rawn, Ext. 7095,
E veryone who knows BNL, whether they are from way back
when or not so far back when, is invited to attend the
first Brookhaven Retired Employees Association (BREA) get-
still fondly recalls a visit to BNL
with his eleventh-grade physics
class that he said was a “trigger-
project, leading a staff of 700 and
administering a budget of $300
million; project manager of the
together lunch, on Thursday, June 28, at Villa Lombardi, 877 ing event” in his life. “Until that Indian Point Nuclear Power
Main Street, Holbrook. point, I wanted to be an archi- Plant Unit 3 steam generator re-
Money Talks Seminar
placement project, with a staff “Investments & Options at Re-
“We want to gather as many people as possible,” said tect when I grew up, even
tirement” More information to
Barney McAlary, Committee President. “We’re hoping to see though I loved physics,” he said. of 500 and budget of $120 mil- follow: Joyce Wund, Ext. 7516.
BNL retirees, long-time BNL employees, old friends from AUI “After touring the graphite reac- lion; vice president of appraisal
and DOE — everybody! We’d be especially pleased to see any- tor, and seeing the displays and and compliance services; and Thursday, 6/14
one make it who had to take long-term disability.” meeting with scientists and en- site executive officer for Indian
The lunch — a “sumptuous hot buffet,” to quote the invi- gineers, I came away knowing Point 3. From 1997 to 2001, Hill Lasik Eye Surgery Info
tation sent out to BNL retirees, and cash bar, will be offered that I would become a nuclear served as group vice president noon - 1 p.m., Berkner Hall
from noon until 4 p.m. Paid reservations at $25 per person engineer instead.” for Duratek of Oak Ridge, Ten- Presentation by Dr. Scott
must be received by June 15. With your check, send your Les Hill has a bachelor’s de- nessee, the nation’s largest radio- Sheren. Mary Wood, Ext. 5923.
name, address, phone number, and names of those who will gree in nuclear engineering from active waste processing firm,
attend to BREA, Bldg. 475, Upton, NY 11973. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute overseeing more than 500 em-
BERA Bridge Club
7 p.m., Berkner Hall cafeteria
“Please come,” say the committee, “we expect you.” and is working toward a master’s ployees at three different sites. Morris Strongson, Ext. 4192,
in construction management. — Peter Genzer firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lab will be closed next day, May 26-28. The Brookhaven BNL Family Safety Talk
— WEEK OF 6/18 —
Monday, May 28, in observance of Center will be closed on Satur-
Memorial Day. Therefore, The Bul- day and Sunday, May 26 & 27, On Tuesday, May 29, noon- Tuesday, 6/19
letin will not be published next and will re-open on Monday, 1 p.m., a Family Safety Presen-
week; the next issue will appear on May 28, from 5 to 9 p.m. tation will be held in the Recre- Blood Drive
Friday, June 8. Note the following Credit Union, Gym, Omega Lei- ation Building in the apartment Manhattan Trip 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Brookhaven
area. Topics will include getting Center. Need volunteers, ages
schedules: sure Travel Office, the Research The Hospitality Commit- 17-75, in good health, weighing
Food Service: The cafeteria will Library, U.S. Post Office: Closed help in emergencies, Lyme dis- tee invites BNLers to join a over 110 lbs. Sue Foster, Ext.
be open from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 26, through Mon- ease, hantavirus, and recycling bus trip to Manhattan on 2888, or donateblood @bnl.gov.
on Saturday, Sunday, and Mon- day, May 28. — safety concerns for all at the Sunday, June 3. The bus will
Lab. All are welcome, and BNL depart from the Lollipop Wednesday, 6/20
guests and their families are House at 9 a.m. and will re-
Addition Arrivals & Departures especially urged to attend. A turn from Manhattan at 7 Divorced & Separated
In the article on Victor Em- Arrivals
children’s film will be shown in p.m. Tickets cost $10 for Support Group
the next room during the talk, adults and $5 for children noon-1 p.m., Berkner Hall,
ery, Fellow of the American Sudeep Mitra .......... Env. Sci. & Tech.
Academy of Arts & Sciences so parents may bring children. ages 2-12 and are available Room D. Mary Campbell, Ext.
Connie J. Sadler .............. Info. Tech. 4776, email@example.com.
(AAAS), in The Bulletin of May Departures by contacting Monique de
18, 2001, the name of Jacob Arthur Archibald ......................... C-A
la Beij, 399-7656. Payments Brookhaven Lecture
Bigeleisen, BNL’s Chemistry Paraskevas Demetriou ............... C-A can be made on Wednesday, 4 p.m., Berkner Hall.
Department 1948-68, was inad- Glenn W. Mehl ..................... Reactor May 30, 10:30-11 a.m. in Lecture by Gene-Jack Wang,
vertently left off the list of other E. James Schermerhorn ... S & H Svcs. the Recreation Bldg. topic to be announced.
BNL Fellows of the AAAS. The Ronald N. Tallon ............... Plant Eng. The following PC training
Bulletin regrets the omission. Min-Hsiung Yang .............. Plant Eng. classes are scheduled for June: — WEEK OF 9/24 —
6/1 ...................... Windows – Basics
Remember to Precertify Hospital Stays 6/11 ........................ Word – beginner Healthline Lecture Fri. - Sun., 9/28-30
6/12 ...................... Excel – beginner
6/13 ..................................... Outlook
All participants in the CIGNA PPO medical plan are reminded
to obtain hospital precertification from CIGNA. This precertification 6/14 & 15 (2 days) .. Access – beginner
Marlisa Brown, president of
Gauley River Rafting Trip
6/18 ................. Excel – intermediate Bus leaves 6 a.m. on Friday .
is mandatory for a one-or-more-night’s stay in the hospital, but 6/19 ................................ FrontPage Total Wellness, Inc., a nutri- $300 includes bus from BNL,
not for ambulatory surgery procedures for which patients are ad- 6/20 ................. Word – intermediate tional consulting company spe- rafting, hotel, most meals,
mitted to and released from the hospital the same day. If you are 6/21 ................... Excel — advanced cializing in clinical, sports nutri- lunch on the river, and re-
retired and covered by Medicare, you do not have to precertify. tion, and culinary workshops, freshments on the bus. $100
To register for classes, sub- deposit required. Contact
If an employee, retiree, or family member fails to notify CIGNA mit a training request form will give her 7th Summer Cook-
Wally Hughes, Ext. 4180 or
regarding precertification or emergency hospital admission, medi- and an ILR, or Web requisi- ing Workshop on Tuesday, June Bozie Sing, Ext. 5350.
cal insurance benefits will be reduced to cover 50 percent of the tion for the appropriate 5, from noon to 1 p.m. in the
amounts otherwise payable with a maximum of $500. amount, to Pam Mansfield, Large Conference Room, Medi-
Note: This calendar is updated
Expectant mothers must call CIGNA before the end of their first Bldg. 515. Your name will be cal Department, Bldg. 490. continuously and will appear in the
trimester to precertify their maternity-hospital admission. They placed on a waiting list. Brown will demonstrate how Bulletin whenever space permits.
or a family member must also call within 24 hours following to prepare dishes to complement Submissions must be received by the
Classes are scheduled based on preceding Friday at noon to appear in the
admission into the hospital for the delivery. the number of requests re- your meals. She will give recipes
following week’s Bulletin. Please enter the
For hospital preadmission certification, call CIGNA at (800) 982- ceived. For information, regis- and explain their nutritional information for each event in the order
8958 before admission to the hospital or within 48 hours of an tration forms, and class sched- values. Bring lunch to the work- listed above (date, event name,
emergency admission. This phone number is on the back of the ules visit the ITD training page shop — drinks will be provided. description, and cost) and send it to
CIGNA identification card. Employees and retirees should advise Registration forms are in your firstname.lastname@example.org. Write “Bulletin
at: http://training. bnl.gov/. Calendar” in the subject line.
their families of the precertification requirement, so, in case of an mailbox. For more information,
emergency, they can make the required telephone call to CIGNA. contact Mary Wood, Ext. 5923.
Applications are now being ac-
cepted for BERA’s summer swim-
ming lessons, which are open to
children of all Lab employees, visi-
tors, and facility-users. Lessons will
run from Monday, July 2 to Mon-
day, August 27.
Free Swimming in June Program - Each child will be sched-
uled for one lesson per week for a
The swimming pool and locker rooms will reopen on Fri- total of eight lessons. American Red
day, June 1. Stop in and take a look or a dip — swimming is Cross certificates will be awarded to
free for the month of June. On Monday, July 2, children who qualify on completion.
the new pool season will begin, running through Time: Monday through Friday, 2:15-
September 30. Buy tickets at the pool during open hours: 3:15 p.m. Children should arrive at
2 p.m. for preparation.
Open Hours Fee Schedule Fee: $55 for each child upon regis-
(Pool closed on all Lab Holidays) Daily Admissions tration, plus $2 daily admission fee
Monday through Friday employees, visitors, facility or present a season ticket.
11 a.m.—1:30 p.m. users, family members $2 Height: For their safety, children
employees, visitors, facility *guests $3 must be a minimum 42 inches tall.
users only Registration: Pick up applications
1:30 p.m.—2 p.m. at Human Resources, Bldg. 185,
speed swimming & training (fees not prorated)
Individual $50 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; the BERA Sales
2:15 p.m.— 3:15 p.m. Office, Berkner Hall, weekdays,
children’s lessons Family $60
9 a.m.- 3 p.m.; or the swimming pool
4:30 p.m.—8:30 p.m. during scheduled hours. Mail or de-
employees, visitors, facility liver applications with registration
For information on pool or gym
users, their families & guests* fees (checks payable to BERA) to
lockers contact the BERA Sales
Saturday the Recreation Office, Bldg. 15, no
Office, email@example.com, or Ext.
1 p.m.—5 p.m. later than Friday, June 15.
3347. For more information, con-
employees, visitors, facility
tact Recreation Supervisor M. Kay
users, their families & guests* Water Aerobics
Water aerobics start in June.
To join, contact Mary Wood, Ext.
* Guest ruling
5923 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Applies to swimming pool and other recreation facilities):
One guest per employee, visitor, or facility user is permitted without March Into May
prior arrangement. The guest must be accompanied by the sponsor. Final Points Due
Additional guests, no more than five at one time per employee,
visitor, or facility user, must have arrangements made beforehand Final points for the March
at the Recreation Office, Human Resources Division, Bldg. 185. An Into May program should be sub-
admission card will be issued stating the life/guest number of the mitted by May 30. Another raffle
sponsor, the number of guests permitted, the date of the visit, and will be held for those who turn
the facility to be visited. The sponsor will be requested to show the in their points for the ten-week
admission card at the main gate and at the swimming-pool desk.
program. Tee shirts will also be
available for all participants who
completed the program, whether
deliverables and corrective actions, arrang- or not they reached their goal.
Classified ing meetings/coordinating schedule, taking For more information, call Mary
minutes and editing of correspondence and
Advertisements reports. Environmental Services Division.
Wood, Ext. 5923.
OPEN RECRUITMENT - Opportunities for
Laboratory employees and outside candidates.
Bowling Awards Party
NS8853. STAFF ENGINEER (P-5) - Re- The bowling awards party will
The Lab’s placement policy is to select the quires a bachelors degree in health physics
best-qualified candidate for an available posi- or closely related science discipline or dem- be held at Ladakins on Friday,
tion. Candidates are considered in the follow- onstrated and approved equivalency June 8, from 6-10 p.m. Tickets at
ing order: (1) present employees within the through education, certifications and expe-
department/division and/or appropriate bargain- $10 per bowler and $25 per guest,
rience. A minimum of three years' experi-
ing unit, with preference for those within the ence in operational health physics and at which includes dinner and open
immediate work group; (2) present employees
within the Laboratory; and (3) outside applicants.
least one year as a lead technician with re- bar, should be purchased by June
sponsibilities for overseeing other techni-
In keeping with the Affirmative Action Plan, se- cians is necessary; must be RCT qualified
1 from Debbie Keating, Ext. 3888,
lections are made without regard to age, race, and be able to maintain all qualifications re- or Scott Reynolds, 929-0499.
color, religion, national origin, sex, disability or quired of a RCT; NRRPT or OHST are highly
veteran status. Each week, the Human Re- desirable. Responsibilities include assisting BERA Bus to NY Mets
sources Division lists new placement notices, departments/divisions in implementing their
first, so employees may request consideration ES&H program; direct supervision of RCT's Join BERA on Friday, July 13,
for themselves, and, second, for open recruit-
ment. Because of the priority policy stated
including review of HP and IH surveys; main- to see the NY Mets vs. Boston
tenance of all routine survey file systems and
above, each listing does not necessarily repre- assigning daily tasks. Radiological Control
Red Sox. Cost: $40 for bus and
sent an opportunity for all people. Except when Division. upper level box seats, plus gift
operational needs require otherwise, positions
will be open for one week after publication. For NS2305. ADVANCED APPLICATIONS EN- given on the bus. Buy seats at the
more information, contact the Employment GINEER (I-7)/ASSISTANT SCIENTIST (S- BERA Sales Office, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Manager, Ext. 2882; call the JOBLINE, Ext. 1) - Requires an advanced degree in phys-
7744 (344-7744), for a list of all job openings; ics or computer science; at least three years'
use a TDD system to access job information experience in HENP software development
by calling (631) 344-6018; or access current and C++ and Object-Oriented programming.
job openings on the World Wide Web at HENP database and/or data management P&GA Bldg.197b
www.bnl.gov/JOBS/jobs.html. infrastructure development experience
strongly preferred; experience in core infra-
LABORAT0RY RECRUITMENT - Opportu- structure development preferred. Will join a
nities for Laboratory employees. team participating in many areas of ATLAS Graphic Design
DD2009. SR. ADMINISTRATIVE SECRE- software, including event model, databases
TARY (A-3) - Requires an AAS in secretarial and data management; physics analysis in-
frastructure; software support and code Copy Service
science or equivalent experience and ex-
cellent demonstrated organizational and in- management; and application software
terpersonal skills. Excellent written and oral aligned with BNL's ATLAS detector and
communication skills, a comprehensive physics program. Physics Department.
knowledge of Laboratory policies and pro- TB2045. PRINCIPAL TECHNICIAN (TW-4)
cedures and proficiency in MS Word, - Requires a BSET degree or equivalent, a Scanning
PageMaker, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, thorough understanding of analog and digi-
and Access also required. Must have the tal circuitry, and the ability to use standard
ability to work independently, function effec- test equipment and work from schematics
tively as a team member, and exercise ini- and verbal instructions. Responsibilities will
tiative and good judgement in a climate of include testing, fabricating, maintaining and
changing priorities. Ability to develop and repairing of high power RF Systems at the Video
implement systems to improve division effi- National Synchrotron Light Source. Experi-
ciency and effectiveness also required. Will ence in RF and high voltage techniques is
provide varied support, including travel ar- desirable. National Synchrotron Light
rangements, preparation of personnel Source Department.
Tuesday, June 12 —
records, records management, tracking Keep it open . . .
Published weekly by the Media & Communi- LIZ SEUBERT, editor On the World Wide Web, the Bulletin is Bldg. 134, P.O. Box 5000
cations Office for the employees, facility- JOHN GALVIN, reporter located at www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/pubaf/ Upton NY 11973-5000
users, and retirees of Brookhaven National ROGER STOUTENBURGH, photographer bulletin.html. A Weekly Calendar listing scien- phone (631)344-2345, fax (631) 344-3368
Laboratory. tific and technical seminars and lectures is found e-mail: email@example.com