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Health Hazard Evaluation Report HETA 96-0198-2651, Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant, Piketon, Ohio.

Authors
Cardarelli-JJ
Source
NIOSH, 2000 Sep :1-36
NIOSHTIC No.
20000485
Abstract
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a request for a Health Hazard Evaluation (HHE) to evaluate worker exposures to neutron radiation at the Portsmouth gaseous diffusion plant (PORTS) operated by the Lockheed Martin Utility Services, Inc. (LMUS) in Piketon, Ohio. The request was submitted by two separate union safety representatives and described the hazard as a chronic exposure to neutron radiation during various production, maintenance and security activities. It also stated that neutron doses have not been recorded in the workers' dose histories for the past 40 years. In response to this request, NIOSH conducted two site visits between November 1996 and February 1997 to: determine if potential neutron exposures exist at the site; identify neutron sources; identify work areas or job titles having the greatest potential for neutron exposures; quantify neutron doses by work area or job title; determine past reporting and recording practices regarding neutron doses; and assess the feasibility of reconstructing past neutron doses.
Keywords
Radiation-exposure; Radiation-effects; Uranium-compounds; Hazards-Confirmed; Region-5;
CAS No.
7440-61-1;
Publication Date
19970901
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance;
Fiscal Year
1997
NTIS Accession No.
PB99-151748
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
HETA-96-0198-2651
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
2819;
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH;
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