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NIOSH Program Area:

Radiation Dose Reconstruction

 

Argonne National Laboratory--East (ANLE)
(Site Profile/Docket Number 062)

Location: Argonne, Illinois

Site Profile

  1. Introduction
    (Approved December 12, 2005)
    this document in PDF PDF 92 KB (9 pages)


  2. Site Description
    (Page Change Revision July 24, 2006)
    this document in PDF PDF 967 KB (38 pages)

    Page Change Revision Includes: Approved page change revision to update required language on page 7 in Section 2.1. Adds Purpose (Section 2.1.1) and Scope (Section 2.1.2) on page 8. Eliminates some details from Section 2.2.2 on page 8. Deletes details on page 10 under Figure 2.2 in Section 2.2.3. Deletes details on page 12 in last paragraph in Section 2.2.3 and rewrites portion on pages 12 and 14 in Section 2.2.3. Rewrites portion of page 28 in Section 2.4 in regard to Radium release. Corrects ANL 2005 references on pages 24, 25, 30, and 31 in Section 2.2.7.2. Adds ANL references in Reference Section on page 32. This revision results in no change to the assigned dose.


  3. Occupational Medical Dose
    (Page change revision March 27, 2006)
    this document in PDF PDF 204 KB (14 pages)

    Page Change Revision Includes: Revision to analog/surrogate Table 3-4 on page 9 in Section 3.5.1 to remove uterus as a surrogate organ for ovaries. No sections were deleted.


  4. Occupational Environmental Dose
    (Approved February 9, 2006)
    this document in PDF PDF 655 KB (33 pages)


  5. Occupational Internal Dose
    (Approved March 1, 2006)
    this document in PDF PDF 977 KB (42 pages)

  6. Occupational External Dose
    (Approved February 9, 2006)
    this document in PDF PDF 1 MB (69 pages)

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Technical Information Bulletins (TIBs)

At the current time, there are no TIBs for ANLE.

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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.

  • Program Evaluation Report: Evaluation of Incomplete Internal Dosimetry Records from Idaho, Argonne - East and Argonne - West National Laboratories
    this document in PDF PDF 21 KB (3 pages)

    Document Number: OCAS-PER-017 Rev-00

    About this Document: New document to determine which previously completed claims require revisions as a result of new dosimetry data at INL, ANL-E, and ANL-W.

    Approved: September 11, 2007

    Summary: Additional requests were sent in August/September 2006. By April of 2007 a response was received for each of the request. These requests resulted in receiving internal dose data for 83 claims, 62 from INL, 14 from ANL-W, 6 from ANL-E and one with additional records from both INL and ANL-W.

    Some of these claims have already been returned to NIOSH for new dose reconstruction for various reasons. The new dose reconstructions will consider the new data received. NIOSH is requesting the remaining claims be returned for a new dose reconstruction. This consists of 68 individual claims. A list of these claims will be forwarded to the Department of Labor. A new dose reconstruction will be completed for each of the claims using the new data.

    SC&A Draft: A Review of NIOSH'S "Program Evaluation Report: Evaluation of Incomplete Internal Dosimetry Records from Idaho, Argonne - East and Argonne - West National Laboratories"
    Contract No. 200-2009-28555
    SCA-TR-PR2012-0017, Rev. 0
    (May 15, 2012)
    this document in PDF PDF 436 KB (49 pages)


  • Program Evaluation Plan: Evaluation of Incomplete Internal Dosimetry Records from Idaho, Argonne - East and Argonne - West National Laboratories
    this document in PDF PDF 17 KB (3 pages)

    Document Number: OCAS-PEP-0017 Rev-00

    About this Document: In April/May 2006, while reviewing dose reconstructions (DR) for an Idaho National Laboratory (INL) case and an Argonne National Laboratory - East (ANL-E) case, a particular notation ("no recordable dose") in the INL dosimetry response, as well as a similar notation ("no internal dose") in the ANL-E dosimetry response, was questioned. Both the INL and ANL-E points of contact (POC) were contacted and asked if this notation meant that the energy employee (EE) was not monitored. The INL POC responded that this notation meant that this particular EE may have been monitored but no internal dose was assigned. The ANL-E POC provided information that the EE had internal dose records for most years of his employment. [Although Argonne National Laboratory - West (ANL-W) requests are sent through the Chicago Operations Office, the dosimetry records are provided by INL.]

    In May/June 2006, it was determined that INL/ANL-W/ANL-E did not consistently include internal dose data in all of their individual dosimetry responses and that additional requests were needed for submitted cases with a POC less than 50%. For a particular EE, INL/ANL-W/ANL-E either provided all or none of the EE's internal dosimetry records. A good indicator that there may be internal dosimetry data is that the OCAS-INT-004 (check-box form) may have a hand-written note next to the internal dosimetry status section that says - "no internal dose" or "no recordable dose."

    Approved: March 21, 2007

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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 ANLE:

  • June 2, 2005
    Meeting with International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), Local Lodge 742 (Machinists)

    Final Minutes
    this document in PDF PDF 26 KB (3 pages)


  • June 2, 2005
    Meeting with International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), Local Lodge 2458 (Technicians)

    Final Minutes
    this document in PDF PDF 26 KB (3 pages)


  • June 3, 2005
    Meeting with Service Employees International Union Local 73

    Final Minutes
    this document in PDF PDF 25 KB (3 pages)

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Comments on ANLE Documents

How to Submit Comments
Comments on Argonne National Laboratory--East 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, 1090 Tusculum Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45226. Please include the Site Profile/Docket Number (062) on all comments.

Comments Received

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Previous Versions of ANLE Documents

  • Site Profile: Site Description

  • Site Profile: Occupational Medical Dose
    • Revised January 9, 2006
      this document in PDF PDF 203 KB (14 pages)

      Revision Includes: Incorporates additional information based on informal discussions with NIOSH. Incorporates information from review of claimant files. Clarifies that coverage begins July 1946. Moves tables closer to references in the text. Text was added and/or modified in Sections 3.1, 3.3, 3.5.2, and 3.6 (pages 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, and 13).


    • Approved November 11, 2005
      this document in PDF PDF 199 KB (14 pages)

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Page last updated: July 26, 2009
Page last reviewed: August 9, 2013
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