TRI–CITIES, Wash. — A Washington State University Tri–Cities scientist has received a grant of nearly $400,000 to serve as host of DOE’s Low Dose Radiation Research Information Internet site. The Web site is now up and operational at lowdose.tricity.wsu.edu.

Dr. Tony Brooks is responsible for the scientific content of the site and the DOE grant supplements his on–going research project, “Optimizing the Scientific, Regulatory and Societal Impact of the DOE Low Dose Research Program.”

“This Web site is a place where scientists, researchers and the public will find the latest information on low dose radiation,” Brooks said. “With the great design of people here at WSU Tri–Cities, we’ve made it easy to navigate, intuitive and quite comprehensive.”

Joe Judy, WSU Tri–Cities’ Information Services director, is webmaster for the site, with technical support from Richard Eisenman and Steve Fry of the Computer Services office at the north Richland campus. Additional support is provided by Penny Romine-Oliver of WSU’s plant services division.

The continuously updated site includes background on the DOE program, sections on research projects and information resources and a “What’s New” section. It also links to dozens of other informational sources and related sites.

The site is designed to provide scientifically accurate information on the health effects of exposure to low levels of radiation. Its purpose is to serve both researchers and the general public.

The Low Dose Radiation Site was formerly managed by the Oak Ridge Laboratories in Tennessee.