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2010 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.

2010 Data Search and Capture

No data search and capture activities have been found for this month.

Tonawanda Public Library
Buffalo, NY

A data reconnaissance trip was conducted for the AWE site listed below. No documents were retrieved.

Work Site Information Retrieved
Linde Ceramics Plant Documents in the library collection relating to Linde Ceramics Plant

College Park National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
College Park, MD

Eighty-one boxes of information were reviewed and 63 documents were retrieved for the following AWE site:

Work Sites
Vitro Manufacturing (Canonsburg)
Information on maximum permissible levels

Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, TN

A data reconnaissance trip was conducted to locate information for the AWE site listed below. No documents were retrieved.

Work Sites Information Retrieved

Linde Ceramics Plant

Materials in the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (X-10) vault pertaining to Linde Ceramics Plant

No data search and capture activities have been found for this month.

State of Oregon, Radiation Protection Services
Portland, OR

During this date capture trip, approximately 7 boxes of information were reviewed and 79 documents were retrieved for the following AWE site:

Work Sites Information Retrieved
Wah Chang Depleted uranium melting project of 1971-1972, list of six employees who participated in melting project, total quantity of depleted uranium to be melted, project safety precautions, bioassay baseline and operational sample, verification that depleted uranium was not cross-contaminated with thorium, historical details of site, source terms, and survey data/dosimetry results for occupational environmental exposures during residual radiation period

Atlanta National Archives
Morrow, GA

Approximately 44 boxes of information were reviewed and 111 documents were retrieved for the following AWE sites:

Work Sites Information Retrieved
B & T Metals Measurements of airborne metal dust
Herring-Hall Marvin Safe Co. Measurements of airborne metal dust
Revere Copper and Brass Measurements of airborne metal dust; shipment of billets, reconciling scrap weights
Simonds Saw and Steel Co. Plant cleanup, instructions for cracked bars, physical examinations policy, rod stamping, exhaust stack concentrator

College Park National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
College Park, MD

Four boxes of information were reviewed for the AWE sites listed below, but no documents were selected during this data capture trip. However, documents may be requested in the future.

Work Sites Information Retrieved
Chapman Valve "Oak Ridge Records Series 6" collection (documents reviewed included accountability-related memos)
Dow Chemical Co. (Madison) Memos and teletypes from Hanford as either the end user or supplier of materials or providing guidance to other sites
Harshaw Chemical Co. Memos and teletypes from Hanford as either the end user or supplier of materials or providing guidance to other sites
Simonds Saw and Steel Co. Memos and teletypes from Hanford as either the end user or supplier of materials or providing guidance to other sites
St. Louis Airport Storage Site (SLAPS) Memos and teletypes from Hanford as either the end user or supplier of materials or providing guidance to other sites
Vulcan Tool Co. Memos and teletypes from Hanford as either the end user or supplier of materials or providing guidance to other sites

MoundView
Miamisburg, OH

Preselected documents were reviewed and 25 documents were retrieved during this data capture trip for the following AWE site:

Work Sites Information Retrieved

Monsanto Chemical Co.

Summary employment records sorted by the first letter of the last name

Hanford
Hanford, WA

Two boxes of information and preselected documents were reviewed. Twenty-seven documents and 10 search results were retrieved. Search results from searches of Hanford's databases were retrieved for the following AWE work sites:

Work Site
Dow Chemical Company
Chapman Valve
Linde Ceramics Plant
Revere Copper and Brass Co.
Simonds Saw and Steel Co.

University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MD

One box and several shelves of information were reviewed and 3 documents were retrieved for the following AWE sites:

Work Site Information Retrieved
Chapman Valve Membership/executive board meeting minutes, brief mention of diagnostic x-rays, and the acknowledgment of the company's participation in the atomic weapons program
Harshaw Chemical Co.
Simonds Saw & Steel Co.

United States Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo Office
Buffalo, NY

During this data capture effort, 48 boxes of information were reviewed and 135 documents and 187 CDs were copied for the following AWE site:

Work Site Information Retrieved
Linde Ceramics Plant Documents primarily from the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) period

College Park National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
College Park, MD 

Twenty-two boxes of information were reviewed and several documents were selected. This effort is a continuation of review of the "Oak Ridge Records Series 6" collection.

Work Site Information Retrieved
Various AWE and DOE Sites Undergoing classification review

Grand Junction Operations Office
Grand Junction, CO 

Approximately 97 boxes of information were reviewed and 183 documents were retrieved for the following AWE sites:

Work Site Information Retrieved

Simonds Saw and Steel

Fluorometric urinalysis results, uranium and thorium air dust, stack effluent analysis and general area air sample, occupational exposure to radioactive dust, floor plan with contamination levels, medical program description, metal rolling and exposure rates, visit and survey summary report

Sylvania Corning Nuclear Corp. (Bayside Laboratories)

Occupational exposure to radioactive dust, explosion at Bayside, queens final report, urinalysis results

Sylvania Corning Nuclear Corp. (Hicksville Plant)

Occupational exposure to radioactive dust, urinalysis results

Hanford
Richland, WA

This data capture trip was a result of requested searches on Hanford's databases for Ames Laboratory, Chapman Valve, Dow Chemical Co., Electro Metallurgical, Linde Air Products, Linde Ceramics Plant, Revere Copper and Brass, and Simonds Saw & Steel Co. Fourteen boxes, 17 classified documents, and 78 videos were reviewed. Several documents, four videos, and one box of information were retrieved. Some documents and one video were classified. Selected documents are currently in the process of being reviewed by the Hanford Classification Officer. All videos reviewed and selected were Hanford related (N Reactor, Fuel Fabrication).

Information was retrieved for the following AWE sites:

Work Site Information Reviewed
Chapman Valve Undergoing classification review
Revere Copper & Brass Undergoing classification review

College Park National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
College Park, MD

This data capture trip is a continuation of the review of the "Oak Ridge Records Series 6" collection. One hundred boxes of information were reviewed and several documents were selected.

Information was retrieved for the following AWE sites:

Work Site Information Reviewed

Various AWE and DOE Sites

Undergoing classification review

College Park National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
College Park, MD

During this data capture effort, College Parks Master Location Registers (MLR) for Record Series 319, 326, 430, and 434 were reviewed to locate information for various AWE and DOE sites.

Information was retrieved for the following AWE work site:

Work Site Information Reviewed
Various AWE and DOE Sites Finding aids for Record Series 319, 326, 430, and 434

College Park National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
College Park, MD

This effort marked the completion of the "Oak Ridge Records Series 6" collection. Twenty-six boxes of information were reviewed and 127 documents were retrieved. Nine additional boxes were reviewed in addition to the Series 6 collection. The notes and documents retrieved were sent for classification review.

Information was received for the following AWE work sites:

Work Site Information Reviewed
Battelle Laboratories (King Avenue) Undergoing classification review
Bethlehem Steel Undergoing classification review
Simonds Saw & Steel Co. Undergoing classification review

Hanford
Richland, WA

Preselected documents were reviewed and 138 documents were retrieved for the following AWE sites:

Work Site Information Reviewed
Revere Copper and Brass Alpha extrusion, trip report, shipment of X metal, characteristics of uranium rods extruded in the alpha phase
Simonds Saw & Steel Co. Trip reports, uranium rolling

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Records Archives
Carlsbad, NM

Ninety eight boxes of information were reviewed and 59 documents were retrieved for the following AWE site:

Work Site Information Reviewed
General Atomics Preliminary safety information on Standard Modular High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor (MHTGR), High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor (HTGR) general information

Hanford
Richland, WA

Preselected documents were reviewed for this data capture trip and 28 documents were retrieved for the following AWE site:

Work Site Information Reviewed
Chapman Valve Samples of Chapman Valve purchases from Hanford

No data search and capture activities have been found for this month.

Grand Junction Operations Office
Grand Junction, CO

Seven boxes and various folders were reviewed. Eighty documents and one CD were retrieved.

Information was retrieved on the following AWE sites:

Work Site Information Reviewed
Battelle Laboratories (King Avenue, West Jefferson) Site and project histories, surveys, shipping records, and thorium work
Vitro Manufacturing Remedial action plan, completion reports, correspondence with the NRC and Pennsylvania, public meeting transcripts, and radiological survey data
Wah Chang History of the Oremet corporation, which ultimately merged with Wah Chang
W.R. Grace Thorium fuel development, lists of accountability station codes and contract numbers

Hanford
Richland, WA

During this data capture trip, preselected documents from search results were reviewed and three documents were retrieved.

The documents retrieved apply to the following AWE work sites:

Work Site Information Reviewed
Vitro Manufacturing Scrap shipments to Vitro Manufacturing, trip report

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Oak Ridge, TN

Seventy-four documents were retrieved relating to the Clinton Engineer Works and Chapman Valve facilities
 

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

One hundred and seven boxes of information were reviewed and 15 documents were retrieved during this data capture effort.

The documents retrieved apply to the following AWE work sites:

Work Site Information Reviewed
Purdue University Monthly technical reports, personnel listed on insurance documentation

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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