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Radiation Dose Reconstruction

 

2008 Data Search and Capture Efforts for AWE Cases

Listed below are the data search and capture efforts for AWE sites that occurred during 2008. When available, we have included the sites for which information was recovered. The most recent efforts are at the top of the list.

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JAN      FEB      MAR      APR      MAY

JUN      JUL      AUG      SEPT      OCT

October Data Search and Capture Efforts
  • Kansas City Federal Records Center
    Lee's Summit, MO

    Documents relating to external exposure of the sites below were retrieved. The information was the result of dosimetry services provided to many sites for a period of time by the Brookhaven National Laboratory. Twenty-eight boxes of information were reviewed and 107 documents were retrieved.

    This effort recovered information on the following AWE sites:

    Bendix Aviation
    Brush Beryllium (Detroit & Cleveland sites)
    Carnegie Institute of Technology
    DOW Chemical Co. (Madison & Walnut Creek sites)
    Harshaw Chemical Co.
    Horizons, Inc.
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    New York University
    Sylvania Corning Nuclear Corp. (Bayside & Hicksville sites)

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  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Cambridge, MA

    One folder of information was reviewed and retrieved that contained photographs of the Hood Building.

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  • Concord Public Library
    Concord, MA

    Three boxes of information were reviewed and several documents were retrieved for the Nuclear Metals, Inc. facility. Area, environmental, personal monitoring, and bioassay program procedures were retrieved.

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  • Southern Illinois University
    Edwardsville, IL

    Several cabinet drawers of information were reviewed and 107 documents were retrieved. The following information was retrieved: air sampling data from 1956 - 1960, radiation surveys, a history of the site through 1966, and a roster of employees with various diseases for the Dow Chemical Co. (Madison) facility; interim and final decontamination reports from the immediate post war period and a brief summary of exposure data for the Metallurgical Laboratory.

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September Data Search and Capture Efforts
  • Chicago Federal Records Center
    Chicago, IL

    Fifty-nine boxes of information were reviewed and 61 documents were retrieved for the General Electric Company (Ohio) such as: in-plant air samples, personnel exposure data, high bay stack counting data, and visitor radiation exposure information.

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  • Missouri Department of Natural Resources
    Jefferson, MO

    The following information was retrieved during this data capture effort: leaching of radionuclides, radioactive soil beneath parking garage ramp, air and environmental results, history of St. Louis Uranium Processing plant radioactive waste sites, radium pits removal action work plan, and pre-design investigation summary reports for the St. Louis Airport Storage Site (SLAPS) facility; rod straightening test and air dust samples for the Medart Co.; historical storage of radioactive materials, personnel interviews, and historical storage of radiation materials for the Tyson Valley Powder Farm; and lost or forgotten sites information and transmittal of interim groundwater monitoring plan for the United Nuclear Corp. Thirty linear feet of shelves and 59 boxes of information were reviewed and 136 documents were retrieved.

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August Data Search and Capture Efforts
  • MJW Corporation
    Buffalo, NY

    During this data capture trip, 180 documents were reviewed and 21 documents were retrieved for the Linde Ceramics Plant. Documentation related to cleanup verification and a public meeting report of the proposed plan for Building 14 was retrieved.

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  • Department of Natural Resources
    Jefferson, MO

    Various records for the Tyson Valley Powder Farm were retrieved during this data capture trip; 546 pages of information were retrieved. Forty binders of information were reviewed.

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  • Kansas City Federal Records Center
    Kansas City, MO

    Ninety-three boxes of information were reviewed and 146 documents were retrieved such as: bioassay results, gamma exposure rate surveys, controlled area access log for Associated Aircraft Tool and Manufacturing Co.; results of a preliminary radiological survey, guidelines for uranium residual radioactive material in soil, and certification docket for remedial action performed for B&T Metals; bioassay results and radiation surveys for Buildings 513-519 of Baker & Co.; environmental samples for Colonie Site; quarterly reports of analysis and environmental samples for Maywood Chemical Works; environmental samples and results for Saint Louis Airport Storage (SLAPS); weekly reports, contracts, news articles, radiological data, characterization report, and monthly accountability report for Ventron Corp.

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July Data Search and Capture Efforts
  • Kansas City Federal Records Center
    Kansas City, MO

    During this data capture effort, 102 boxes of information were reviewed and 146 documents were retrieved. Uranium guidelines, radiological survey results, and characterization results were retrieved for the Baker Brothers facility; site plan, low level waste storage disposal records, gamma-ray exposure rate surveys, and reports of analysis were retrieved for the Albany Research Center; and sampling data and an activity safety envelope for remedial action were retrieved for the Associated Aircraft Tool and Manufacturing Co.

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

    Twenty-three boxes of information were reviewed and 303 documents were retrieved during this data capture trip such as: shipments of billets to sites from the B&T Metals & Revere Copper and Brass facilities; progress reports from 1943 and 1945, badge results, air sampling results, and radium body burdens for the Linde Ceramics Plant; discussions of pitchblende as a source for polonium as well as uranium and radium, March and October 1944 film badge results, and a 1942 summary of experimental work with uranium for the Vitro Manufacturing (Canonsburg) facility.

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

    Thirty-six boxes of information were reviewed and 176 documents were retrieved. The following information was retrieved: reports on transactions between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Vitro Manufacturing (Canonsburg) facilities; correspondence regarding material transfers and a sampling of Atomic Nuclear Propulsion logbooks dating from 1955 from the General Electric (Ohio) facility; a roster of employees that identifies actual time spent on Manhattan Engineering District and Atomic Energy Commission work, inventories of uranium scrap to be burned, and a brief history of the types of ore handled at the Vitro Manufacturing (Canonsburg) facility; plant processes and problems, radiological survey data, and internal and external dosimetry data for the Harshaw Chemical Co. facility.

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  • MoundView
    Miamisburg, OH

    During this data capture trip, the following information was retrieved: uranium rolling data for Allegheny Ludlum Steel and Bethlehem Steel; enriched uranium and thorium procedures for and enriched uranium shipments to Sylvania Corning Nuclear Corp. (Bayside); and trip reports for Simonds Saw & Steel. Fifteen boxes of information were reviewed and 89 documents were retrieved.

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April Data Search and Capture Efforts
  • MoundView
    Miamisburg, OH

    Fifteen boxes of information were reviewed and 237 documents were retrieved during this data capture effort. The following documents were retrieved: TH02 project, processed thorium nitrate, thorium oxide powder, enriched uranium and thorium receipts, blood chemistry work, incident reports, process reports, and off-site air sampling data.

    This effort recovered information on the following AWE sites:

    General Electric Company (Ohio)
    W.R. Grace

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March Data Search and Capture Efforts
  • Argonne National Laboratory - East
    Argonne, IL

    Sixty-nine boxes were reviewed and 126 documents were retrieved during this data capture effort. The following documents were retrieved: radiological logbooks (1944-1945); external exposure data; miscellaneous personnel files; historical files such as memos, activity reports, and miscellaneous information (1942-1949); laboratory notes (1944-1945); experiment investigation reports; incident reports; Metallurgical Laboratory Project Handbook (1945); animal experiments (1944-1945); personnel listings (1944-1945); air sample data; radiation surveys; correspondence files; personnel exposures; incident reports; and weekly activity reports.

    This effort recovered information on the following AWE site:

    Metallurgical Laboratory

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  • United States Department of Energy Headquarters
    Germantown, MD

    During this data capture trip, relevant parts of the Manhattan Engineering District History manuals were retrieved. Processes were described and captured.

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  • MoundView
    Miamisburg, OH

    Thirty-one boxes were reviewed and 356 documents were retrieved. Mound Plant Ac-227 bioassay data, neutron dosimetry tests, lists of authorized entrants for the R Building Corridor 5 Project, analysis of liquid scintillation count of plutonium, paired neutron-photon whole body, extremity dosimetry results, plutonium body burden data, polonium kidney and spleen lifetime doses, and incident reports were retrieved.

    This effort recovered information on the following AWE site:

    Sylvania-Corning Nuclear Corp. (Bayside Laboratories)

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February Data Search and Capture Efforts
  • MoundView
    Miamisburg, OH

    During this data capture effort, 25 boxes of information were reviewed and 96 documents were retrieved. Thorium accountability documents, film badge correspondence, film badge results, air samples, radon monitoring results, uranium inventories, isotopic and chemical analyses, environmental surveillance plans, spoil pile radiological surveys, water sample results, and gamma neutron survey results were retrieved.

    This effort recovered information on the following AWE sites:

    Vitro Manufacturing
    W.R. Grace (Erwin)

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January Data Search and Capture Efforts
  • State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Radiation
    Trenton, NJ

    During this data capture, 14 Boxes, 2 File Cabinets, and 6 Shelves of information were reviewed. Ninety-three remediation and environmental documents were retrieved.

    This effort recovered information on the following AWE sites:

    Du Pont Deepwater Works
    Kellex/Pierpont
    Maywood Chemical Works
    Westinghouse Electric Corp. (Bloomfield)

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Page last updated: January 20, 2010
Page last reviewed: August 10, 2013
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