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NIOSH Program Area:

Radiation Dose Reconstruction

 

Argonne National Laboratory--West (ANLW)
(Site Profile/Docket Number 038)

Location: Scoville, Idaho

Site Profile

  1. Introduction
    (Revised March 12, 2010)
    this document in PDF PDF 72 KB (9 pages)

    Revision Includes: Revised to combine the Idaho National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory--West Introduction sections into a single document. Updated NIOSH required language. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments.


  2. Site Description
    (Revised August 2, 2010)
    this document in PDF PDF 736 KB (86 pages)

    Revision Includes: Combines Idaho National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory--West Site Descriptions. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments.

  3. Occupational Medical Dose
    (Revised December 21, 2009)
    this document in PDF PDF 244 KB (19 pages)

    Revision Includes: Revised to combine Argonne National Laboratory--West Occupational Medical Dose technical basis document (ORAUT-TKBS-0026-3 Rev 01) into the Idaho National Laboratory Occupational Medical Dose technical basis document. Separated X-ray doses into posterior-anterior and lateral in Tables 3-7 and 3-8. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments. Constitutes a total rewrite of the document.

  4. Occupational Environmental Dose
    (Revised January 8, 2010)
    this document in PDF PDF 3 MB (67 pages)

    Revision Includes: Revised to combine Argonne National Laboratory--West TBD into the Idaho National Laboratory TBD. Updated Intake and External Dose tables to add data from 2006 to 2008. Added 129I intake values to intake tables for all areas. Incorporates formal internal review comments. No changes were needed as a result of formal NIOSH review. Constitutes a total rewrite of the document.

  5. Occupational Internal Dose
    (Revised March 2, 2010)
    this document in PDF PDF 551 KB (63 pages)

    Revision Includes: Incorporates the Argonne National Laboratory--West site. In order to resolve several issues identified in an independent audit of this TBD and other issues identified by Oak Ridge Associated Universities, the approaches for assessing the Idaho National Laboratory bioassay data have been completely revised. The potential lung absorption types to be considered have also been expanded for several radionuclides. These changes generally result in lower organ doses. However, for specific scenarios they can result in higher doses to certain metabolic organs such as the thyroid. In addition, this revision fully incorporates the Argonne National Laboratory - West back into this TBD and eliminates the ANL-W Occupational Internal Dose TBD. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments. Constitutes a total rewrite of the document.

  6. Occupational External Dose
    (Revised April 19, 2011)
    this document in PDF PDF 1 MB (58 pages)

    Revision Includes: Incorporates Argonne National Laboratory--West – Occupational External Dose technical basis document (ORAUT-TKBS-0026-6 Rev 01) into the Idaho National Laboratory Occupational External Dosimetry technical basis document. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments. Removed the Site Expert line from page 1 since the former Site Expert served no role in this revision. Updated Section 6.8 to reflect that in all cases where the former site expert’s information or prior studies or writings are included or relied on by the new Document Owner, those materials are fully attributed to the source in accordance with the "NIOSH Policy Statement: Management of Conflict or Bias in the Radiation Dose Reconstruction Program." Constitutes a total rewrite of the document.

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Technical Information Bulletins (TIBs)

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

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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 Reports

    • PER 17: 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)


    • PER 23: Argonne National Lab-West TBD Revision
      this document in PDF PDF 15 KB (1 page)

      Document Number: OCAS-PER-0023 Rev-00

      About this Document: New document to determine which previously completed claims require evaluation for the effect of revising the ANL-W TBD.

      Approved: September 20, 2007

      Summary: There were 22 ANL-W completed with a probability of causation below 50% prior to the change in default frequency. NIOSH will review the records of each claim to determine if an x-ray frequency less than annually was used to complete the dose reconstruction for claims in which no medical records were received from DOE. NIOSH will provide DOL with the list of 22 claims as well as a determination on each claim as to whether a new dose estimate is required.


  • Program Evaluation Plans

    • PEP 17: 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 ANLW:

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

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Comments on ANLW Documents

How to Submit Comments
Comments on ANLW 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 (038) on all comments.

Comments Received

At this time, no comments have been submitted on the ANLW Site Profile.

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Previous Versions of ANLW Documents

  • Site Profile: Introduction section

    • Revised May 11, 2007
      this document in PDF PDF 134 KB (9 pages)

      Revision Includes: Attributions and Annotations included. Incorporates formal internal review comments. This revision results in no change to the assigned dose and no PER is required.

      Note: This document was canceled. There is no longer a need to keep this information in a stand-alone document. The information contained in this technical basis document has been incorporated into the Idaho National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory-West – Introduction Technical Basis Document (ORAUT-TKBS-0007-1 Rev 03).


    • Approved December 1, 2004
      this document in PDF PDF 41 KB (7 pages)

  • Site Profile: Site Description section

    • Revised June 22, 2007
      this document in PDF PDF 434 KB (31 pages)

      Revision Includes: Added Purpose, Scope, and Attributions and Annotations sections. Updated References and formatting. Incorporates formal internal review comments. No further changes occurred as a result of formal NIOSH review . Constitutes a total rewrite of document. This revision results in no change to the assigned dose and no PER is required.

      Note: This document was canceled. There is no longer a need to keep this information in a stand-alone document. The information contained in this technical basis document has been incorporated into the Idaho National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory-West – Site Description Technical Basis Document (ORAUT-TKBS-0007-2 Rev 04).

    • Approved September 9, 2004
      this document in PDF PDF 382 KB (24 pages)

  • Site Profile: Occupational Medical Dose section

    • Revised July 30, 2007
      this document in PDF PDF 139 KB (12 pages)

      Revision Includes: Added Attributions and Annotations section. Moved Appendix into document. Constitutes a total rewrite of the document. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments.

      Note: This document was canceled. There is no longer a need to keep this information in a stand-alone document. The information contained in this technical basis document has been incorporated into the Idaho National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory-West – Occupational Medical Dose Technical Basis Document (ORAUT-TKBS-0007-3 Rev 02).

    • Page Change Revision May 16, 2005
      this document in PDF PDF 48 KB (11 pages)

      Page Change Revision Includes: Replaces first paragraph of section 3.2 on page 4 and the associated table specifying x-ray /age requirements. Revises Table 3A-1 on page 11 to reflect these changes.

    • Approved September 9, 2004
      this document in PDF PDF 79 KB (11 pages)

  • Site Profile: Occupational Environmental Dose

    • Revised June 5, 2007
      this document in PDF PDF 832 KB (39 pages)

      Page Change Revision Includes: Incorporates Attribution and Annotation section. Constitutes a total rewrite of the document. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments. This revision results in no change to the assigned dose and no PER is required.

      Note: This document was canceled. There is no longer a need to keep this information in a stand-alone document. The information contained in this technical basis document has been incorporated into the Idaho National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory-West – Occupational Environmental Technical Basis Document (ORAUT-TKBS-0007-4 Rev 02).

    • Approved September 30, 2004
      this document in PDF PDF 956 KB (26 pages)

  • Site Profile: Occupational Internal Dose section

    • Revised May 23, 2007
      this document in PDF PDF 389 KB (29 pages)

      Revision Includes: Attributions and Annotations added. Incorporates formal internal review comments. This revision results in no change to the assigned dose and no PER is required.

      Note: This document was canceled. There is no longer a need to keep this information in a stand-alone document. The information contained in this technical basis document has been incorporated into the Idaho National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory-West – Occupational Internal Technical Basis Document (ORAUT-TKBS-0007-5 Rev 03).

    • Approved January 20, 2005
      this document in PDF PDF 268 KB (26 pages)

  • Site Profile: Occupational External Dose section

    • Revised May 15, 2007
      this document in PDF PDF 907 KB (57 pages)

      Revision Includes: Approved revision for biennial review. Incorporates Attributions and Annotations. Constitutes a total rewrite of the document. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments. This revision results in no change to the assigned dose and no PER is required.

      Note: This document was canceled. There is no longer a need to keep this information in a stand-alone document. The information contained in this technical basis document has been incorporated into the Idaho National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory-West –Occupational External Dose Technical Basis Document (ORAUT-TKBS-0007-6 Rev 03).

    • Approved September 30, 2004
      this document in PDF PDF 881 KB (45 pages)

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Page last reviewed: August 25, 2014
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