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2004 General Activities on Department of Energy (DOE) Cases

DCAS will reconstruct radiation doses by evaluating all appropriate data relevant to which an individual worker or group of workers have been exposed, particularly when radiation monitoring data are unavailable, incomplete, or of poor quality. The data used for the dose reconstructions will be obtained through requests sent to DOE and data search and capture efforts.

DCAS along with Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), the contractor hired to support NIOSH's responsibilities under the Act, have been involved in data search and capture efforts. These efforts are being conducted at various DOE sites and federal and private records storage locations throughout the United States to retrieve radiation monitoring data needed to conduct dose reconstructions.

2004 Data Search and Capture

JAN

  • DOE Office of Worker Advocacy
    Germantown, MD

    This data capture trip was intended to gather Environmental Measurements Laboratory (EML) documents that had been declassified. Twenty-five documents were scanned. Additional documents will be captured during a later visit.

    This effort recovered information on the following DOE sites:

    Work Site
    Battelle Memorial Institute
    Electro Metallurgical
    Lake Ontario Ordnance Works
    Linde Ceramics Plant
    Los Alamos National Laboratory

FEB

  • DOE Office of Worker Advocacy
    Germantown, MD

    The purpose of this data capture effort was to capture the remainder of the Environmental Measurements Laboratory (EML) records that were declassified and were not collected during the first trip in January 2004. Sixty-five folders were reviewed and 126 records were scanned.

    This effort recovered information on the following DOE sites:

    Work Site
    Aliquippa Forge
    Hanford
    Herring-Hall Marvin Safe Co.
    Kellex/Pierpont
    Lake Ontario Ordnance Works
    Linde Ceramics Plant
    Mallinckrodt Chemical Company
    Middlesex Sampling Plant
    SAM Laboratories, Columbia University

MAR

  • Atlanta Records Center
    Atlanta, GA

    The main purpose of this data capture effort was to collect records for the Pinellas Plant. Information for multiple facilities was retrieved. Ninety-seven boxes were located and 223 records were scanned.

    This effort recovered information on the following DOE sites:

    Work Site
    Ames Laboratory (Iowa State University)
    Argonne National Laboratory
    Baker & Williams Warehouses
    Battelle Laboratories
    Dana Heavy Water Plant
    Du Pont Deepwater Works
    Electro Metallurgical
    Feed Materials Production Center
    General Atomics
    Grand Junction
    Hanford
    Herring-Hall Marvin Safe Co.
    Kansas City Plant
    Kellex/Pierpont
    Linde Ceramics Plant
    Lake Ontario Ordnance Works
    Mallinckrodt Chemical Works
    Middlesex Sampling Plant
    Mound Plant
    New Brunswick Laboratory
    Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant (K-25)
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory (X-10)
    Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant
    Peek Street Facility (Knolls)
    Pinellas Plant
    Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant
    Puerto Rico Nuclear Center
    S-50 Oak Ridge Thermal Diffusion Plant
    SAM Laboratories, Columbia University
    Seymour Specialty Wire
    University of California, Berkeley
    Ventron Corp.
    Weldon Spring Plant
    Y-12 Plant

APR

  • Atlanta Records Center
    Atlanta, GA

    The main purpose of this data capture effort was to collect records on the Pinellas Plant. Sixty-four boxes were retrieved and 169 records were scanned.

    This effort recovered information on the following DOE sites:

    Work Site
    Argonne National Laboratory
    Mound Plant
    Nevada Test Site
    Pantex Plant
    Pinellas Plant
    Sandia National Laboratories
  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
    Oak Ridge, TN

    This effort was made to capture records located in the ORAU vault in Tennessee. Forty-six records were retrieved.

    This effort recovered information on the following DOE sites:

    Work Site
    Electro Metallurgical
    Mallinckrodt Chemical Works
    Middlesex Sampling Plant
    Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant
    Y-12 Plant

MAY

  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
    Oak Ridge, TN

    Ten documents were retrieved from ORNL during this data capture effort.

  • Mound Records Center
    Miamisburg, OH

    During this data capture effort, one box of records was located and ten documents were captured.

JUN

  • Mound Records Center
    Miamisburg, OH

    During this data capture effort, two boxes of information were reviewed and 65 documents were captured.

  • Atlanta Records Center
    Dayton, OH

    Sixty-five boxes of information were reviewed and 280 documents were captured during this data capture effort.

    This effort recovered information on the following DOE site:

    Work Site
    Pinellas Plant

JUL

  • Atlanta Records Center
    Atlanta, GA

    During this data capture effort, 117 boxes were reviewed and 178 documents were retrieved. Medical, environmental, facility processes, external dosimetry, internal dosimetry, and energy employee data were captured.

    This effort recovered information on the following DOE sites:

    Work Site
    Battelle Laboratories - King Avenue
    Convair
    Davison
    Feed Materials Production Center (Fernald)
    Harvard University
    Linde Ceramics Plant
    Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Mallinckrodt Chemical Co.
    Metal Hydrides Corp.
    Metallurgical Laboratory
    Mound Plant
    Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant (K-25)
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory (X-10)
    Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant
    Pinellas Plant
    Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant
    SAM Laboratories, Columbia University
    Weldon Spring Plant
    Y-12 Plant
  • Mound Records Center
    Miamisburg, OH

    Two boxes of information were reviewed and 23 documents were retrieved during this data capture effort. Various reports were captured.

  • Fernald Records Center
    Fernald, OH

    Documents entitled "Institutional History" and "Exposure Database" were captured during this data capture effort. Seven folders were reviewed and seven documents were retrieved.

OCT

  • Kansas City Records Center
    Kansas City, MO

    During this data capture effort, 25 boxes were reviewed and 60 documents were retrieved. The documents contain information on the types and quantities of various radioactive materials that were handled or processed at particular sites.

    This effort recovered information on the following DOE sites:

    Work Site
    Aliquippa Forge
    Bridgeport Brass Co. (Adrian, MI)
    Chapman Valve
    Seymour Specialty Wire
  • Dayton Records Center
    Dayton, OH

    One box of dosimetry data spanning the years 1943 - 1948 was retrieved during this data capture effort.

    This effort recovered information on the following DOE site:

    Work Site
    Clinton Laboratories

NOV

  • Kansas City Records Center
    Kansas City, MO

    Eleven boxes were reviewed and approximately 110 documents were retrieved during this data capture effort. A majority of the documents contain information on the types and quantities of various radioactive materials that were handled or processed at particular sites and facility/process data.

    This effort recovered information on the following DOE sites:

    Work Site
    Bridgeport Brass Co.
    Colonie Site (National Lead)
    Feed Materials Production Center (Fernald)
    Ledoux and Company
    Linde
    Mallinckrodt Chemical Co.
    Weldon Spring Plant

DEC

  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    Livermore, CA

    During this data capture effort, approximately 175 documents were retrieved containing various reports and data related to building operations.

    This effort recovered information on the following DOE site:

    Work Site
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
 
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