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Radiation Dose Reconstruction

 

Aliquippa Forge
(Site Profile/Docket Number 040)

Location: Aliquippa, Pennsylvania

Also Known As: Vulcan Crucible Steel Co.
                         Universal Cyclops, Inc.

Technical Basis Document

Basis for the Development of an Exposure Matrix for Aliquippa Forge, Pennsylvania, Period of Operation: January 1, 1947 through February 28, 1950
(Revised April 26, 2012)
this document in PDF PDF 352 KB (32 pages)

Revision Includes: Revision initiated due to comments from the Advisory Board Subcommittee on Dose Reconstruction. Residual period approach in Section 5.0 updated per ORAUT-OTIB-0070 and additional data capture information. Added an internal approach to account for decommissioning and decontamination operations in 1988 and 1993/1994. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments. Constitutes a total rewrite of the document.

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Technical Information Bulletins (TIBs)

At the current time, there are no TIBs for Aliquippa Forge.

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Program Evaluation Reports (PERs) and Program Evaluation Plans (PEPs)

NIOSH is committed to applying the best available science in dose reconstructions. In keeping with this commitment, completed cases with probabilities of causation less than 50% are reviewed as relevant new information becomes available. The results of these reviews are described in a Program Evaluation Report (PER). The PER details the effect, if any, of the new information on the completed dose reconstruction. If it appears that the new information may result in an increase in dose for a completed dose reconstruction with a probability of causation of less than 50%, NIOSH is committed to working with the Department of Labor to reopen and rework the dose reconstruction, as appropriate. A Program Evaluation Plan (PEP) describes plans for evaluating specific program details or issues.

To view all PERs and PEPs that have been developed, please refer to the Program Evaluation Reports (PERs) and Program Evaluation Plans (PEPs) page.

  • Program Evaluation Report: Aliquippa Forge Technical Basis Document (TBD) Revision
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    Document Number: DCAS-PER-045 Rev-0

    Approved: May 13, 2013

    About this Document: Evaluates all claims with employment in the residual period and a probability of causation less than 50% to determine the affect of the Aliquippa Forge TBD Revision 1.

    Summary: Twenty six claims with a probability of causation less than 50% were previously completed. Five of those had no employment in the residual period and were eliminated from further review. The dose was estimated for the remaining twenty one claims using the Revision 1 of the TBD. All twenty one remaining claims resulted in a probability of causation below 45%.

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Advisory Board and NIOSH Comments and Discussion Papers on Aliquippa Forge

The Aliquippa Forge discussion papers listed below are working documents prepared by NIOSH or its contractor for use in discussions with the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health or its Working Groups or Subcommittees. Draft, preliminary, interim, and white paper documents are not final NIOSH or Advisory Board (or their technical support and review contractors) positions unless specifically marked as such. These documents represent preliminary positions taken on technical issues prepared by NIOSH or its contractor.

The discussion papers have been reviewed to identify and redact any information that is protected by the Privacy Act 5 USC 552a and have been cleared for distribution.

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Worker Outreach Activities

Based on a recommendation from the Advisory Board to provide workers and site experts with opportunities to participate in developing the technical documents used in dose reconstruction, NIOSH established a Worker Outreach Program.

At Worker Outreach Meetings, current and former DOE and AWE employees have opportunities to obtain information about Site Profiles, Technical Basis Documents, and Technical Information Bulletins, and to provide information for consideration and possible use in dose reconstruction. This process is valuable to ensure that the technical documents used in dose reconstruction contain correct and useful information.

Below are the Worker Outreach Activities for Aliquippa Forge:

At the current time, worker outreach activities have not been scheduled.

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Public Comments on Aliquippa Forge Documents

How to Submit Comments
Comments on Aliquippa Forge documents can be submitted to the NIOSH Docket Officer electronically by e-mail at NIOCINDOCKET@cdc.gov or printed comments can be mailed to NIOSH Docket Office, Robert A. Taft Laboratories, MS-C34, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226. Please include the Site Profile/Docket Number (040) on all comments.

Comments Received

At this time, no comments have been submitted on the Aliquippa Forge Technical Basis Document.

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Previous Versions of Aliquippa Forge Documents

Basis for the Development of an Exposure Matrix for Aliquippa Forge, Pennsylvania, Period of Operation: January 1, 1947 through February 28, 1950

  • Page Change Revision November 18, 2005
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    Page Change Revision Includes: Modified to note the covered period and the period of operation on page 1, 19 and in Section 2.0 on page 5. Modified pages 20, 21, and 22 in response to comments and guidance from OCAS. Updated Section 1.0 (page 5) standard wording. No sections were deleted.

  • Approved December 21, 2004
    this document in PDF PDF 280 KB (25 pages)

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Page last reviewed: August 9, 2013
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