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2004 General Activities on Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE) Cases

DCAS will reconstruct radiation doses by evaluating all appropriate data relevant to which an individual worker or group of workers have been exposed, particularly when radiation monitoring data are unavailable, incomplete, or of poor quality. The data used for the dose reconstructions will be obtained through requests sent to DOE and data search and capture efforts.

DCAS along with Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), the contractor hired to support NIOSH's responsibilities under the Act, have been involved in data search and capture efforts. These efforts are being conducted at various DOE sites and federal and private records storage locations throughout the United States to retrieve radiation monitoring data needed to conduct dose reconstructions.

2004 Data Search and Capture

DOE Office of Worker Advocacy
Germantown, MD 

This data capture effort was intended to gather Environmental Measurements Laboratory (EML) documents that had been declassified. Twenty-five documents were scanned. Additional documents will be captured during a later visit.

This effort recovered information on the following AWE sites:

Work Site
Battelle Memorial Institute
Harshaw Chemical Co.
Linde Ceramics Plant
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ventron Corp.

DOE Office of Worker Advocacy
Germantown, MD

The purpose of this data capture effort was to capture the remainder of the Environmental Measurements Laboratory (EML) records that were declassified and were not collected during the January 2004 effort. Sixty-five folders were reviewed and 126 records were scanned.

This effort recovered information on the following AWE sites:

Work Site
Ashland Oil
Crane Company
Harshaw Chemical Co.
Herring-Hall Marvin Safe Co.
Horizons Inc.
Joslyn Manufacturing and Supply Co.
Kellex/Pierpont
Linde Ceramics Plant
Norton Co.
Simonds Saw and Steel
St.Louis Airport Storage Site (SLAPS)
Sylvania Corning Nuclear Corp.
Vitro Manufacturing
Watertown Arsenal
Westinghouse Electric Corp.

Atlanta Records Center
Atlanta, GA

The main purpose of this data capture effort was to capture records for the Pinellas Plant. Information for multiple facilities was retrieved. Ninety-seven boxes were located and 223 records were scanned.

This effort recovered information on the following AWE sites:

Work Site
Allis-Chalmers Co.
Baker & Williams Warehouses
Battelle Laboratories
General Atomics
Harshaw Chemical Co.
Herring-Hall Marvin Safe Co.
Kellex/Pierpont
Linde Air Products
Linde Ceramics Plant
Nuclear Materials & Equipment Corp.
Seymour Specialty Wire
United Nuclear Corp.
University of California, Berkeley
Ventron Corp.
W.R. Grace (Erwin, TN)

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
Oak Ridge, TN

This data capture effort was made to collect records located in the ORAU vault in Tennessee. Forty-six records were retrieved.

This effort recovered information on the following AWE site:

Work Site
Harshaw Chemical

Honeywell
Metropolis, IL 

Eight documents were retrieved from Honeywell during this data capture effort.

This effort recovered information on the following AWE site:

Work Site
Allied Chemical Corp. Plant

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Oak Ridge, TN

Ten documents were retrieved from ORNL during this data capture effort.

No data search and capture activities found for this month.

Atlanta Records Center
Atlanta, GA 

During this data capture effort, 117 boxes were reviewed and 178 documents were retrieved. Medical, environmental, facility processes, external dosimetry, internal dosimetry, and energy employee data were captured.
 

Work Site
American Machine & Foundry
Battelle Laboratories - King Avenue
Blockson Chemical Company
Carnegie Institute of Technology
Convair
Davison
Harvard University
Koppers Co., Inc.
Linde Ceramics Plant
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Metal Hydrides Corp.
Metallurgical Laboratory
National Bureau of Standards, Van Ness Street
Nuclear Metals, Inc.
Standard Oil Development Co. of NJ

Metals and Controls Corp.
Attleboro, MA 

Twenty-four documents relating to external dosimetry, internal dosimetry, facility, and process information were retrieved from the Metals and Controls facility during this data capture effort.

No data search and capture activities found for this month.

Kansas City Records Center
Kansas City, MO 

During this data capture effort, 25 boxes were reviewed and 60 documents were retrieved. The documents contain information on the types and quantities of various radioactive materials that were handled or processed at particular sites.

The documents apply to the following AWE work sites:

Work Site
Aliquippa Forge
Bridgeport Brass Co. (Adrian, MI)
Bridgeport Brass Co., Havens Laboratory
Chapman Valve
Seymour Specialty Wire
Simonds Saw & Steel

Dayton Records Center
Dayton, OH 

One box of dosimetry data spanning the years 1943 - 1948 was retrieved during this data capture effort.

Work Site
Monsanto Chemical Co.

Kansas City Records Center
Kansas City, MO 

Eleven boxes were reviewed and approximately 110 documents were retrieved during this data capture effort. A majority of the documents contain information on the types and quantities of various radioactive materials that were handled or processed at particular sites and facility/process data.

The documents apply to the following AWE work sites:

Work Site
Anaconda Co.
Arthur D. Little Co.
Bethlehem Steel
Blockson Chemical Co.
Bridgeport Brass Co.
Colonie Site (National Lead)
Combustion Engineering
Harshaw Chemical Co.
International Minerals & Chemical Corp.
Linde Ceramics Plant
Mathieson Chemical Co.
Simonds Saw and Steel Co.
St. Louis Airport Storage Site (SLAPS)
Texas City Chemicals Co.
Vitro Manufacturing
Wah Chang

No data search and capture activities found for this month.

Memorandum of Understanding Between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Energy

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and DOE signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Fiscal Year 2010. The MOU describes how the Agencies will work together to carry out their responsibilities under The Act and Executive Order 13179. Part of the agreement covers how HHS and DOE will coordinate data search and capture activities.

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