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2013 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.

2013 Data Search and Capture

Hanford
Richland, WA

Sixteen documents were provided by the site in response to an earlier request.

The documents apply to the following AWE work sites:

Work Site
Information Retrieved
Allied Chemical Corp. Information on uranium hexafluoride
Baker Brothers Documents relating to dose summary matrices and research diaries

Battelle Laboratories (King Avenue)
Columbus, OH

During this data capture effort, 75 boxes of information and 15 microfilms were reviewed and 398 documents were retrieved.

The documents apply to the following AWE work sites:

Work Site
Information Retrieved
Battelle Laboratory (King Avenue) NRC Inspection, radioactive material shipment records, license information, radiation work permits, environmental reports and data, radiological surveys radiological safety committee, radioactive material holdings, waste management plan, radiation safety audit, internal and external exposure data, personnel exposure information and some site population data, dosimetry reports, radiation exposure reports guidance, dose equalization for personnel, low level solid waste burial direction, reporting of occupational radiation information for 1991 and 1993

Radiological surveys, radioactive material holdings, radiological safety committee audit, final status surveys, license information, radiological incidents, personnel exposure information, nonconformance and occurrence reports, accumulative personal airborne data, direct and indirect surveys in subbasement of Building-A
Battelle Laboratory (West Jefferson) NRC Inspection, radioactive material shipment records, license information, radiation work permits, environmental reports and data, radiological surveys radiological safety committee, radioactive material holdings, waste management plan, radiation safety audit, internal and external exposure data, personnel exposure information and some site population data, dosimetry reports, radiation exposure reports guidance, dose equalization for personnel, low level solid waste burial direction, reporting of occupational radiation information for 1991 and 1993

Air emissions annual report 1991, air monitoring station locations, environmental monitoring record book, potential problem report (filter labeling issue), rescanning procedures pyrophoric plutonium scarp, radiological surveys, annual audits, radiological incidents, operations procedures, personnel exposure information, environmental survey data, routine audit of explosive joining of thorium

Hanford
Richland, WA

Eighteen documents were provided by the site in response to an earlier request.

The documents apply to the following AWE work sites:

Work Site
Information Retrieved
Allied Chemical Corp. Uranium transfer, Pu oxide scrap, invoices, and uranium hexafluoride
Joslyn Manufacturing and Supply Co. Search results for an earlier request that included a list of names of former Hanford workers who oversaw the rolling of uranium at Joslyn Manufacturing and Supply

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)
Oak Ridge, TN


Fifteen documents were reviewed and 12 documents and 7 excerpts were retrieved. All documents and excerpts are going though a classification review.

The documents apply to the following AWE work sites:

Work Site
Information Retrieved

Battelle Laboratories (King Avenue)

Eight documents and excerpts of four documents that were selected due to technical content

Ventron Corporation

Four documents selected

Hanford
Richland, WA


During this data capture trip, 77 boxes of information were reviewed, interviews were conducted, and the Card Catalog was reviewed. Numerous unclassified and classified documents were retrieved.

The documents apply to the following AWE work site:

Work Site
Information Retrieved

Joslyn Manufacturing and Supply Co.

Security at the Joslyn Manufacturing and Supply Co.

Albany Research Center
Albany, OR


Fifty-three boxes and 80 file cabinet drawers of information were reviewed and 265 documents were retrieved.

The documents apply to the following AWE work sites:

Work Site
Information Retrieved

Battelle Laboratories (King Avenue & West Jefferson)

Ceramic coated fuel pellets, properties of magnesium-thorium alloys, uranium and thorium metallurgy, studies of metal clad uranium, large batch melting of uranium, metallurgy and properties of thoria strengthened nickel, thorium-carbide alloys, U.S. research reactors

Horizons Inc.

Investigation for the production of thorium metal

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

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

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)
Oak Ridge, TN


During this effort, 32 documents were reviewed and 30 documents were retrieved.

The documents apply to the following AWE work site:

Work Site
Information Retrieved
Battelle Laboratories
(King Avenue)

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) reports

Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Research Library
Oak Ridge, TN


Four trays of microfiche and 30 linear feet of records were reviewed. Twenty-nine documents were retrieved.

The documents apply to the following AWE work sites:

Work Site
Information Retrieved
Battelle Laboratories
(King Avenue)

Development of thorium-U233 irradiation specimens, thorium and thorium-uranium compounds as potential thermal breeder fuels, fast-neutron and gamma spectrum and dose in beryllium oxide, radiation specimens of a fuel element for the supercritical water reactor, recovery of thorium and uranium from monazite sands, jacking of uranium for high-temperature service, fabrication of uranium-bearing graphite and topical report

Battelle Laboratories
(West Jefferson)

Hanford
Richland, WA

During this effort, 7 documents were retrieved.

The documents apply to the following AWE work sites:

Work Site
Information Retrieved
Carborundum Company
 
Centerless grinding
Joslyn Manufacturing and Supply Co. 100 - 300 Area program meeting June 17, 1947; centerless grinding of uranium rods

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

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


Sixteen boxes of information were reviewed and 38 documents were retrieved.

The documents apply to the following DOE work sites:

Work Site
Information Retrieved

Harshaw Chemical Company

Brown oxides effluents study

Vitro Manufacturing (Canonsburg)

Trip report

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


Two boxes of information was reviewed and 8 documents were retrieved.

The documents apply to the following DOE work sites:

Work Site
Information Retrieved

Battelle Laboratories (Jefferson Avenue)

Material transfers, the medical examination program, the transfer of scrap, and a trip to inspect Cs-137 work

Battelle Laboratories (King Avenue)

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

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

No data search and capture activities have been 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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