Allied Chemical Corp. Plant
(Site Profile/Docket Number 067)
Location: Metropolis, Illinois
Also Known As: General Chemical Division, Allied Signal Metropolis Plant, Honeywell Metropolis Works Plant
Special Exposure Cohort Petition Information
The Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) is a unique category of employees established by the Act (42 CFR Part 83). Claims compensated under the SEC do not have to go through the dose reconstruction process. To qualify for compensation under the SEC, a covered employee must meet specific requirements (e.g., must have at least one of 22 "specified cancers," and have worked for a specified time period at one of the SEC sites). Classes of employees and work sites can be considered for addition to the SEC through a NIOSH petition process. More information about the Special Exposure Cohort can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Open/Active SEC Petitions
To date, there are no open/active SEC petitions from Allied Chemical Corp. Plant.
Class(es) Added to the SEC
Atomic Weapons employees who were monitored or should have been monitored for exposure to ionizing radiation while working at Allied Chemical Corporation Plant in Metropolis, Illinois from January 1, 1959 through December 31, 1976, and who were employed for a number of work days aggregating at least 250 work days or in combination with work days within the parameters established for one or more other classes of employees in the Special Exposure Cohort.
Note: This class was established from Petition 67
Petitions Qualified for Evaluation
Below is a list of the petitions that qualified for evaluation. Select a petition on the list to view the table for that particular petition.
Petition 67January 1, 1959 to December 31, 1976
|Steps in Petition Process:||Petition Details:|
||September 6, 2006|
|Date Qualified for Evaluation
||September 22, 2006|
|Summary of Information in Petition
||Job Titles and/or Job Duties:All workers at Allied Chemical Corp. Plant who were monitored or should have been monitored while they were working in any of the following: Feed Materials Building, Sodium Removal, Uranium Recovery Building, Sampling Plant, Laboratory Building, Ore Storage Locations|
Period of Employment: January 1, 1959 to December 31, 1976
|Copy of the Petition Received
||Allied Chemical Corporation SEC Petition [1.2 MB (2 pages)]|
|Federal Register Notice Announcing that the Allied Chemical Corp. Plant SEC Petition has met the Minimum Qualifications for Review and Evaluation
||September 22, 2006 [82 KB (1 page)]|
|SEC Petition Evaluation Report
||SEC Petition Evaluation Report: Petition SEC-00067 [150 KB (20 pages)]|
(December 1, 2006)
|Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board
||The petition was discussed by the Advisory Board during its December 11-13, 2006, meeting in Naperville, Illinois.|
|Advisory Board Recommendation on SEC Petition
||January 2, 2007 [402 KB (2 pages)]|
|HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition
||February 1, 2007 [431 KB (6 pages)]|
|HHS Designation of Additional Members to the SEC
|Federal Register Notice: Designation/Determination Regarding a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special Exposure Cohort
|Effective Date for the SEC Class
||March 3, 2007|
|Federal Register Notice: Final Effect of Designation of a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special Exposure Cohort
||March 16, 2007 [75 KB (1 page)]|
|Letter to DOL Regarding the Addition of a New Class of Employees to the SEC
||March 9, 2007 [29 KB (2 pages)]|
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.
Worker Outreach Activities for the Allied Chemical Corp. Plant:
- June 22, 2006
Meeting with United Steelworkers of America (USW) Local 7-669, Metropolis, IL
Final Minutes [56 KB (7 pages)]
- February 10, 2005
Meeting with PACE 6-669, Metropolis, IL
Final Minutes [66 KB (5 pages)]
If the energy employee's personal radiation information is incomplete, NIOSH will use other sources to estimate the radiation dose. This may involve using technical documents called Site Profiles, Technical Basis Documents, and Technical Information Bulletins.
- Site Profile for Allied Chemical Corporation Plant [677 KB (42 pages)]
Revised May 5, 2014
Revision Includes: Adds text in Section 5.0 and to incorporate changes to Table 5-2 based on ORAUT-OTIB-0070, Revision 01. Revises Sections 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.7, 3.0, 3.2, 4.0, and 5.0, including Tables 5-1 and 5-3, as indicated pursuant to recommendations in Report-SCA-TR-SP2011-0012-PA. Replaces text in Section 1.0 and conformed to standard presentation. Includes editorial changes. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments.
Advisory Board and NIOSH Discussions on Allied Chemical Corp. Plant
The Allied Chemical Corp. Plant 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.
- SC&A Draft: A Review of NIOSH’s Program Evaluation Report DCAS-PER-053, "Allied Chemical Corporation" [408 KB (16 pages)]
Contract No. 211-2014-58081
July 7, 2015
- SC&A Draft: Review of the NIOSH Site Profile for Allied Chemical Corporation Plant, Metropolis, Illinois [210 KB (28 pages)]
Contract No. 200-2009-25888
SCA-TR-SP2011-0012, Revision 0
September 29, 2011
Program Evaluation Plans (PEPs) and Program Evaluation Reports (PERs)
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.
- DCAS-PER-053, Rev. 0: Allied Chemical Corporation [89 KB (3 pages)]
March 4, 2015
About this Document: Determines the effect of a revision to the Allied Chemical Corporation Plant Technical Basis Document (TBD) on previously completed claims.
Summary: Dose for 93 claims was recalculated using the current revisions of the TBD as well as any other applicable documents. The resulting probability of causation (POC) for all 93 claims was below 45%. NIOSH will provide the Department of Labor with the list of all the claims evaluated under this PER. Since none of the claims would now exceed a POC of 50%, NIOSH will not request the return of any of these claims.
Public Comments on Allied Chemical Corp. Plant Documents
How to Submit Comments
Comments on Allied Chemical Corp. Plant documents can be submitted to the NIOSH Docket Officer electronically by email at email@example.com or printed comments can be mailed to:
NIOSH Docket Office
Robert A. Taft Laboratories, MS-C34
1090 Tusculum Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45226
Please include the Site Profile/Docket Number (067) on all comments.
No comments on Allied Chemical Corp. Plant documents have been received at this time.
Document Archive for Allied Chemical Corp. PlantSite Profile for Allied Chemical Corp. Plant
- Site Profile for Allied Chemical Corporation Plant [394 KB (34 pages)]
Revised October 1, 2007
Revision Includes: Initiated to add text in Section 2.0 and remove information regarding nonuranium radionuclides in Sections 3.0 and 5.0 to incorporate SEC evaluation report recommendation to not reconstruct nonuranium internal dose. Moved Figure 2-1. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments. Added reference for employee statement regarding X-rays. Constitutes a total rewrite of the document. The recently designated residual period is identified. Section 5.0, Estimating Exposures From Residual Radioactivity, expanded to address dose reconstruction methodologies for exposures received during the residual period. Added Attributions and Annotations section and additional references.
- Site Profile for Allied Chemical Corporation Plant [249 KB (28 pages)]
Approved February 1, 2006
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