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2014 General Activities on Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE) 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.

2014 Data Search and Capture

MAR

  • College Park National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
    College Park, MD

    Thirteen boxes of information were reviewed and 68 documents were retrieved. The documents are going through classification review.

    The documents apply to the following AWE work sites:

    Work Site
    Information Retrieved

    Battelle Laboratories (King Avenue)

    Myrnalloy and uranium shipping, thorium chips and turnings shipped to Ames Laboratory, thorium and uranium inventory, thorium rolling, rolling of U-AL alloy (~20% enriched)

JUL

  • US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Public Document Room
    Rockville, MD

    During this effort, we reviewed various microfiche and retrieved 455 documents.

    The documents apply to the following AWE work sites:

    Work Site
    Information Retrieved

    Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corp. (NUMEC)

    License information, radiological waste handling and reduction, site procedures, radiological surveys, plant modification, isotopic analyses, material control and accountability, and quarterly progress reports.

SEP

  • US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Public Document Room
    Rockville, MD

    During this effort, 800 microfiche were reviewed and 114 documents were retrieved.

    Work Sites
    Information Retrieved
    General Electric Vallecitos Waste incineration, license information, decontamination, and thorium handling
    Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corp. (NUMEC) - Apollo
    Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corp. (NUMEC) - Parks Township
    Westinghouse Electric Corporation
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