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2015 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.

2015 Data Search and Capture

JAN

  • Department of Energy
    Richland, Washington

    Fifteen documents were retrieved during this effort.

    Work Site
    Information Retrieved

    Hanford

    12 documents including: Kaiser letters, radiation forms for Kaiser, and JA Jones exposure timesheets

    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

    3 documents relating to decommission funding and database description

  • US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Public Document Room
    Rockville, MD

    During this trip, 1,071 documents on microfiche were reviewed and 250 documents were retrieved.

    Work Site
    Information Retrieved

    West Valley Demonstration Project

    Safety evaluation, waste acceptance process, legal motion for stay, license related documentation, progress report, decommissioning criteria, facility operations transfer, environmental reports, trip reports, weekly activity reports, site historical overview, contamination soil consolidation proposal, high level waste storage, and emergency response information

    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

    safeguards research, health physics review, quality assurance for gamma knives, underground criticality report, Yucca Mountain audit, radioactive material audit, and Atomic Vapor Laser Isotope Separation (AVLIS) meeting

  • Seattle National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
    Seattle, WA

    Seventy-seven boxes of information were reviewed and 249 documents were retrieved.

    Work Site
    Information Retrieved

    Idaho National Laboratory

    Procedures, radioactive shipment records, disposal records, safe work permits, thorium slugs, environmental air samples, incident reports, monthly health physics reports, Idaho Chemical Processing Plant (ICCP) surveys, ICCP health physics logbooks, routine plutonium monitoring station results, waste disposal requests, and radiological waste reports

  • Department of Energy
    Richland, WA

    During this data capture effort, 28 boxes of information were reviewed and 12 documents were retrieved.

    Work Site
    Information Retrieved

    Hanford

    Interviews were conducted with current and former Hanford employees and boxes of information were reviewed

  • Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
    Idaho Falls, ID

    During this effort, 79 boxe of information were reviewed and 6 DVDs were retrieved for INL. Staff retrieved the following information: Radioactive material shipment records, Central Facilities Area (CFA) health physics logs, urine sample results, Special Power Excursion Reactor Test (SPERT) health physics logs, Idaho Chemical Processing Plant (ICCP) safe work permits, radioactive and non-radioactive laundry shipments, Center for Advanced Modeling and Simulation (CAMS) filter counts, incident reports for reactor, thyroid counts, film reports, health physics survey sheets, fallout log sheets, daily station reports, SPERT film badge reports, safe work permits, Materials Testing Reactor (MTR) safe work permits, MTR radiation survey data, personnel monitoring practices, MTR gamma facility, SPERT health physics monthly reports, eye exams for neutron damage, Engineering Test Reactor (ETR) water samples, ETR smear surveys, Chemical Processing Plant (CPP) air samples, CPP and MTR health physics logbooks, burial ground photographs. radioactive shipment incidents, contamination incidents, and thyroid counts for 1958

  • Department of Energy
    Richland, WA

    Staff reviewed 2 boxes of information and retrieved 20 documents.

    Work Site
    Information Retrieved

    Hanford

    Meeting minutes of the Hanford Personnel Dosimetry Advisory Committee from 1988 through September, 2014

  • Department of Energy
    Richland, WA

    This trip was in response to NIOSH SEC Petition 57. Seventeen boxes were reviewed. No documents were selected.

    Work Site
    Information Reviewed

    Hanford

    60 pages of handwritten notes were taken regarding the Material and Control and Accountability Program and are going through classification review

Memorandum of Understanding Between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Energy

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) serves to set forth the authorities, responsibilities, and procedures between the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Energy to conduct statutorily mandated activities required to assist with claims processing under The Act.

 
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