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Nuclear weapons production workers

Division of Compensation Analysis and Support (DCAS)

NIOSH created DCAS in 2001 to estimate work related radiation exposure (dose reconstruction) for certain workers with cancer who filed claims under Part B of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 (the Act/EEOICPA). Part B is a portion of the Act that provides compensation of $150,000 and medical benefits to employees (or their survivors) for illness caused by exposure to radiation, beryllium, and silicosis during their employment at DOE, its contractor, or subcontractor facilities.


Radiation Dose Reconstruction Topics

Dose Reconstruction

Scientific method of estimating a worker's past exposure to ionizing radiation…

Special Exposure Cohort (SEC)

Category of employees that allows eligible claims to be compensated without a dose reconstruction or probability of causation determination...

Probability of Causation

Likelihood a worker's cancer was caused by work-related exposure to ionizing radiation...

Residual Contamination

Radioactive material or beryllium that remains at a work site after nuclear weapons production activities have ended...

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