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Argonne National Laboratory - West

(Site Profile/Docket Number 038)

Location: Scoville, Idaho

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

There is currently one open/active SEC petition from Argonne National Laboratory - West (Petition 224). The petition is in the qualification review stage. NIOSH is reviewing the petition to see if it qualifies for evaluation. If the petition qualifies, it will receive a full evaluation by NIOSH, the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health, and the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Technical Documents

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

  • Introduction [72 KB (9 pages)]

    Revised March 12, 2010

    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.

  • Site Description [736 KB (86 pages)]

    Revised August 2, 2010

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

  • Occupational Medical Dose [231 KB (19 pages)]

    Revised December 21, 2009

    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.

  • Occupational Environmental Dose [2.6 MB (67 pages)]

    Revised January 8, 2010

    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.

  • Occupational Internal Dose [551 KB (63 pages)]

    Revised March 2, 2010

    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.

  • Occupational External Dose [1.3 MB (58 pages)]

    Revised April 19, 2011

    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.

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.

Program Evaluation Plans

  • OCAS-PEP-0017 Rev-00: Evaluation of Incomplete Internal Dosimetry Records from Idaho, Argonne - West and Argonne - West National Laboratories [17 KB (3 pages)]

    March 21, 2007

    About this Document: In April/May 2006, while reviewing dose reconstructions (DR) for an Idaho National Laboratory (INL) case and an Argonne National Laboratory - West (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 thru 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."

Program Evaluation Reports

Public Comments on Argonne National Laboratory - West Documents

How to Submit Comments

Comments on Argonne National Laboratory - West Documents can be submitted to the NIOSH Docket Officer electronically by email at nioshdocket@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 public comments have been submitted.

Document Archive for Argonne National Laboratory - West

  • Site Profile: Introduction section
    • Revised May 11, 2007 [65 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 [35 KB (7 pages)]
  • Site Profile: Site Description section
    • Revised June 22, 2007 [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 [382 KB (24 pages)]
  • Site Profile: Occupational Medical Dose section
    • Revised July 30, 2007 [98 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 [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 [72 KB (11 pages)]
  • Site Profile: Occupational Environmental Dose section
    • Revised June 5, 2007 [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 [956 KB (26 pages)]

  • Site Profile: Occupational Internal Dose section
    • Revised May 23, 2007 [291 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 [270 KB (26 pages)]

  • Site Profile: Occupational External Dose section
    • Revised May 15, 2007 [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 [881 KB (45 pages)]

 
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