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Radiation Dose Reconstruction

 

2007 Data Search and Capture Efforts for AWE Cases

Listed below are the data search and capture efforts for AWE sites that occurred during 2007. When available, we have included the sites for which information was recovered. The most recent efforts are at the top of the list.

To locate a data search and capture effort, click on one of the months below. A list of efforts that occurred during that month will be displayed.

JAN      FEB      MAR      APR

MAY      OCT      NOV      DEC

December Data Search and Capture Efforts
  • Senator John Heinz History Center
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Fifty-six boxes, 15 volumes of engineering reports, and 19 volumes of magazines were reviewed. Thirty documents were retrieved. The documents primarily contain historical information related to the Lamp Facility and uranium work in the 1940's.

    This effort recovered information on the following AWE site:

    Westinghouse Atomic Power Development Plant

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November Data Search and Capture Efforts
  • Ohio Department of Health
    Columbus, OH

    Various databases and documents were reviewed during this data capture effort. Sixty-five documents were retrieved. The following information was retrieved: Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) license renewals from the 1950's; documentation of the possession of UNat, uranium rods, uranium contaminated magnesium fluoride, thorium oxide, thorium nitrate, and silver-110, site ownership and corporate histories; the 1979 Formerly Utilized Site Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) survey final report; the 1998 site remediation plan; the 2001 final remediation report; descriptions of 1950' s experimental work at Evendale and Idaho National Engineering Laboratory; National Regulatory (NRC) licenses and Ohio Department of Health source registrations from the residual radiation period; the 1988 Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) survey of Building D; and the current Ohio radioactive materials license with site contact information.

    This effort recovered information on the following AWE site:

    Horizons, Inc.

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October Data Search and Capture Efforts
  • Office of Science & Technical Information (OSTI)
    Oak Ridge, TN

    Various OSTI databases were reviewed. 140 documents were retrieved relating to work with thorium, plutonium, and uranium handling; criticality safety in spent fuel storage; fuel reprocessing and moderator products; thorium irradiation in the ConEd thorium reactor; uranium scrap recovery; e-mad space reactor design; criticality experiments; experiments with and shielding of space reactors; inventories of electromagnetically enriched isotopes; and Chapman Valve Co. valves used at Y-12, including problems with the valves and contamination of the Alpha-2 Calutron in which they were used.

    This effort recovered information on the following AWE sites:

    BWX Technologies, Inc.
    Horizons, Inc.
    Metallurgical Laboratory
    Vitro Corporation
    Vitro Manufacturing

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May Data Search and Capture Efforts
  • General Electric Vallecitos
    Pleasanton, CA

    One box and 21 binders of information were reviewed during this data capture effort. Environmental reports, medical x-ray information, and dosimetry program technical information were retrieved.

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April Data Search and Capture Efforts
  • University of Arizona
    Tucson, AZ

    Six boxes of information were reviewed and 11 documents were retrieved during this data capture trip. Information on the U.S. House of Representatives investigation into the Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corp. (NUMEC) operations was retrieved.

    This effort recovered information on the following AWE site:

    Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corp.

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  • Washington University
    St. Louis, MO

    Documents from Washington University's library were reviewed. Seventy documents were retrieved dealing with uranous phosphates and the treatment of uranium with phosphoric acid, a 1954 standard operating procedure for handling thorium chips, a position paper on fast neutron dosimetry and the results of an extended study of airborne radioactivity concentrations in the Melt Plant, documents describing the inhalation study facilities in detail, and quarterly health chemistry and health physics reports that also include measurements taken after Nevada Test Site shots.

    This effort recovered information on the following AWE sites:

    Dow Chemical Company (Walnut Creek, CA)
    Kellex/Pierpont
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    University of Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory

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March Data Search and Capture Efforts
  • Atlanta National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
    Morrow, GA

    Seventy-four boxes of information were reviewed and 77 documents were captured during this data capture effort. An index of experimental programs, requests for isotopes and sources from Kellex/Pierpont and the Metallurgical Laboratory, and research proposals were retrieved. Complex-wide documents relating to tolerance levels and bioassay procedures were also retrieved.

    This effort recovered information on the following AWE sites:

    Combustion Engineering
    Kellex/Pierpont
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Metals and Controls Corp.

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February Data Search and Capture Efforts
  • Mound Site
    Miamisburg, OH

    Documents from the Fernald Legal Database were reviewed and 745 documents were retrieved. Policies, procedures, reports, and other miscellaneous documents were retrieved.

    This effort recovered information on the following AWE site:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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  • Atlanta National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
    Morrow, GA

    Isotope information, contract information, site drawings, and film badge technical information was retrieved during this data capture trip. One hundred and eighteen boxes of information were reviewed and 225 documents were retrieved.

    This effort recovered information on the following AWE sites:

    Kellex/Pierpont
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Naval Research Laboratory

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January Data Search and Capture Efforts
  • General Electric Vallecitos
    Pleasanton, CA

    Fifty-seven boxes of information were reviewed and 118 documents were collected on internal and external dose records and building biographies for this site.

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