John C. Taschner


John C. Taschner

John C. Taschner (born c. 1930) is a radiation biophysicist. He was a member of the technical staff in the Environment, Safety and Health Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory where he was involved in radiological transportation accident exercise planning. Prior to coming to Los Alamos, Taschner was Deputy Director of the US Navy's Radiological Controls Program Office in Washington, DC, and has held numerous key health physics management positions with the US Navy, where he retired as a captain, and Air Force, where he retired as a lieutenant colonel. Since the 1970s, Taschner has served on several radiation protection standards committees. Since 1992, Taschner has been the Vice Chairman of the American National Standards Institute's N43 Committee, which writes radiation safety standards for non-medical radiation producing equipment.

Taschner has been a member of the Health Physics Society since 1958 and is an emeritus member of the American Academy of Health Physics [ [http://www.hps1.org/aahp/members/xt.htm Academy members whose surname begins with T] . Accessed July 3, 2007] . Taschner earned his M.S. in radiation biophysics from the University of Kansas in 1966 and, in 1973, received his certification in Health Physics by the American Board of Health Physics [ [http://library.lanl.gov/cgi-bin/getfile?23-04.pdf Radiation and Risk–A Hard Look at the Data] , Los Alamos Science no. 23, 1995, page 116-123. Accessed July 3, 2007] . After a career in the nuclear weapons business spanning 40 years, Taschner served as a member of the federal government's elite DOE/NNSA Accident Response Group [ [http://nucnews.net/nucnews/1999nn/9909nn/990927nn.htm Nuclear Teams Ready To Respond to 'Broken Arrows'] , Albuquerque Journal, September 24, 1999. Accessed July 3, 2007] . Taschmer has been awarded a fellowship in the Health Physics Society to honor his scientific contributions to the profession of health physics [ [http://www.hps.org/aboutthesociety/people/awardlist.html List of HPS Award Recipients] . Accessed July 3, 2003] .

As of March 2007, Taschner resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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