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Radiation Dose Reconstruction

 

AWE Site Wide Documents
(Site Profile/Docket Number 020)

Site Profiles

  • Site Profile for Atomic Weapons Employers that Refined Uranium and Thorium--TBD 6001 (Canceled)

    In April 2011, this document was canceled. The Appendices in this document that applied to the specific work sites listed below were made into standalone documents.

    • Appendix AA -- Hooker Electrochemical
      (Canceled April 4, 2011)

      Note: This document is now a standalone document and can be found under the Technical Basis Document section of the Hooker Electrochemical work site page.

    • Appendix B -- DuPont Deepwater Works
      (Canceled February 15, 2011)

      Note: This document is now a standalone document and can be found under the Technical Basis Document section of the Dupont Deepwater Works work site page.

    • Appendix BH -- International Minerals and Chemical Corporation
      (Canceled July 10, 2008)

      Note: This document was canceled. This is a phosphate plant and this site profile (Site Profile for Atomic Weapons Employers that Refined Uranium and Thorium) only deals with the uranium exposure. Because there are a limited number of claims from this facility, NIOSH will complete the dose reconstructions without the use of this site profile.

    • Appendix C -- Electro Metallurgical Company
      (Canceled February 15, 2011)

      Note: This document is now a standalone document and can be found under the Technical Basis Document section of the Electro Metallurgical Company work site page.

    • Appendix D -- United Nuclear Corp.
      (Canceled March 21, 2011)

      Note: This document is now a standalone document and can be found under the Technical Basis Document section of the United Nuclear Corp. work site page.

    • Appendix P -- Baker-Perkins--Michigan
      (Canceled February 17, 2011)

      Note: This document is now a standalone document and can be found under the Technical Basis Document section of the Baker-Perkins Co. work site page.


  • Site Profile for Atomic Weapons Employers that Worked Uranium Metals
    (Revised June 17, 2011)
    this document in PDF PDF 944 KB (55 pages)

    Previously titled "Site Profile for Atomic Weapons Employers that Worked Uranium and Thorium Metals"

    About this Document: This document provides an exposure matrix for workers at AWE facilities that performed metal-working operations with uranium metal. Over 110 facilities performed these operations, and this document intends to provide guidance for dose reconstruction at any of these facilities. The main body of this document, in Sections 2-6, includes general discussions of operations and exposure conditions at these facilities. Following the main body of this document is a collection of appendices, with one appendix for each AWE site that performed metal-working operations. Each appendix contains site-specific information that can be used for dose reconstruction. For those sites where this information is insufficient or totally lacking, the dose reconstructor must use information in the main body of the Site Profile.

    Revision Includes: Incorporates review comments. Added external beta dose from surface contamination. Expanded discussion in section 3.3.1. Additional editorial changes and typographical error corrections.

    Appendices:

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Technical Information Bulletins (TIBs)

  • Default Assumptions and Methods for Atomic Weapons Employer Dose Reconstructions
    this document in PDF PDF 638 KB (70 pages)

    Document Number: Battelle-TIB-5000 Rev-00

    About this Document: Establishes the assumptions and methods to be used for dose reconstructions from certain AWE sites.

    Approved: April 2, 2007


  • Dose Reconstruction During Residual Radioactivity Periods at Atomic Weapons Employer Facilities
    this document in PDF PDF 520 KB (24 pages)

    Document Number: ORAUT-OTIB-0070 Rev-01

    About this Document: Establishes a process for estimating dose to workers at AWE Facilities during residual radioactivity periods.

    Revised: March 5, 2012

    Revision Includes: Revises the source term depletion rate from 0.01 day-1 to 0.00067 day-1, removes NUREG-1400 source term approach, and deletes Attachment B. References updated. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments. Constitutes a total rewrite of the document.


  • Estimating the Maximum Plausible Dose to Workers at Atomic Weapons Employer Facilities-CANCELED
    this document in PDF PDF 285 KB (25 pages)

    Document Number: ORAUT-OTIB-0004 Rev-03 PC-2

    Note: This document is no longer needed for dose reconstructions. Information in this document has been superseded by other approved methodologies.

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Program Evaluation Reports (PERs) and Program Evaluation Plans (PEPs)

NIOSH is committed to applying the best available science in dose reconstructions. In keeping with this commitment, completed cases with probabilities of causation less than 50% are reviewed as relevant new information becomes available. The results of these reviews are described in a Program Evaluation Report (PER). The PER details the effect, if any, of the new information on the completed dose reconstruction. If it appears that the new information may result in an increase in dose for a completed dose reconstruction with a probability of causation of less than 50%, NIOSH is committed to working with the Department of Labor to reopen and rework the dose reconstruction, as appropriate. A Program Evaluation Plan (PEP) describes plans for evaluating specific program details or issues.

  • PER 24 : General Steel Industries TBD Approval
    this document in PDF PDF 14 KB (1 page)

    Document Number: OCAS-PER-0024 Rev-00

    About this Document: New document to determine which previously completed claims require evaluation for the effect of approving a GSI TBD.

    Approved: September 25, 2007

    Summary: There were 4 General Steel Industries claims completed with a probability of causation below 50% prior to the approval of the TBD. These were completed using ORAUT-OTIB-0004. Since the new document describes a higher dose for some of the dose estimate, it is necessary to revise these dose estimates to determine the effect. NIOSH is requesting that these claims be returned for a new dose estimate. A new dose reconstruction will be completed for each of the claims using the latest revision to the General Steel Industries TBD.


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Worker Outreach Activities

Based on a recommendation from the Advisory Board to provide workers and site experts with opportunities to participate in developing the technical documents used in dose reconstruction, NIOSH established a Worker Outreach Program.

At Worker Outreach Meetings, current and former DOE and AWE employees have opportunities to obtain information about Site Profiles, Technical Basis Documents, and Technical Information Bulletins, and to provide information for consideration and possible use in dose reconstruction. This process is valuable to ensure that the technical documents used in dose reconstruction contain correct and useful information.

Below are the Worker Outreach Activities for AWE Site Wide Documents:

  • General Steel Industries

    • October 9, 2007

      Town Hall Meeting for General Steel Industries, Inc.

      Meeting with former workers from General Steel Industries, Inc., and other interested parties in Collinsville, Illinois

      Minutes
      this document in PDF PDF 80 KB (21 pages)


    • August 21-22, 2006

      General Steel Industries Worker Outreach Meeting in Collinsville, Illinois

      Note: This meeting was not sponsored by NIOSH.

      Transcript from August 21, 2006
      this document in PDF PDF 1.6 MB (62 pages)

      Transcript from August 22, 2006
      this document in PDF PDF 1.3 MB (50 pages)


    • August 11, 2006

      General Steel Industries Affidavit Testimony meeting held in East Alton, Illinois

      Note: This meeting was not sponsored by NIOSH.

      Transcript
      this document in PDF PDF 1.9 MB (171 pages)


    • July 7, 2006

      General Steel Industries Affidavit Testimony meeting held in East Alton, Illinois

      Note: This meeting was not sponsored by NIOSH.

      Transcript
      this document in PDF PDF 3.3 MB (299 pages)

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Advisory Board Work Group on TBD 6000

Advisory Board Work Group on TBD 6000 is responsible for the review of the specified TBDs, as well as the Appendices that apply to specific work sites. They will also review any reports developed by the Board's contractor (SC&A) pertaining to these TBDs and the Appendices, and will assist NIOSH and SC&A in resolving issues that arise through the review process. The initial focus of the Work Group will be on Appendix BB of TBD 6000, dealing with General Steel Industries. The Work Group will make recommendations to the Board in cases where Appendices involve sites with SEC petitions. Sites currently being considered under this Work Group include Baker Brothers, Bliss & Laughlin Steel, General Steel Industries, Joslyn Manufacturing and Supply Co., and Simonds Saw and Steel Company.

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Advisory Board Work Group on Uranium Refining Atomic Weapons Employers (AWEs)

(This Work Group was formerly known as the Advisory Board's Work Group on TBD 6001)

This Work Group is responsible for the review of TBDs and SEC petitions for uranium refining AWEs as assigned to it by the Board. It will also review any reports developed by the Board's contractor (SC&A) pertaining to these TBDs and SEC petitions, and will assist NIOSH and SC&A in resolving issues that arise through the review process. The Work Group will make recommendations to the Board regarding such SEC petitions. Sites currently being considered by the Work Group include Baker-Perkins Co., Du Pont Deepwater Works, Electro Metallurgical, Hooker Electrochemical, and United Nuclear Corp.

  • Work Group Members

    Henry A. Anderson, M.D.-Chair
    R. William Field, Ph.D., M.S.
    David Kotelchuck, Ph.D., M.P.H.

  • Meeting Information

    • Meeting Information

      • September 27, 2013
        Teleconference Meeting of the Uranium Refining Atomic Weapons Employers (AWEs) Work Group

        11:00 a.m. (Eastern time)

        This meeting is open to the public, but without a public comment period. Teleconference call access is available for this meeting and it is limited only by the number of ports available. To access the meeting via the teleconference call access, you must dial 1-866-659-0537. To be automatically connected to the meeting, you will need to enter the following participant code: 9933701.

        Agenda
        this document in PDF PDF 31 KB (1 page)

        Transcript
        this document in PDF PDF 128 KB (47 pages)

        Discussion Papers:


        Please note that as part of the procedures and processes of the Advisory Board's Work Groups, several kinds of pre-decisional documents may be developed. These documents, which can include white papers, matrices, working drafts, etc., are distributed among the Work Group members as research and background tools to facilitate discussion and deliberation. The discussions during the above meeting may cover a pre-decisional document. Because these types of documents are pre-decisional in nature, may contain sensitive information, and may change over time, they are not posted on our Web site. These finalized, reviewed and redacted pre-decisional documents are also available to other interested parties through an appropriate Freedom of Information Act request. Requests for documents not in the public domain should be submitted to the CDC/ATSDR Freedom of Information Act Office at foiarequests@cdc.gov.

      • September 7, 2012--CHANGED TO A TELECONFERENCE
        Teleconference Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on Uranium Refining Atomic Weapons Employers (AWEs)

        9:00 a.m. (Eastern time)

        This meeting is open to the public, but without a public comment period. Teleconference call access is available for this meeting and it is limited only by the number of ports available. To access the meeting via the teleconference call access, you must dial 1-866-659-0537. To be automatically connected to the meeting, you will need to enter the following participant code: 9933701.

        Agenda
        this document in PDF PDF 110 KB (1 page)

        Transcript
        this document in PDF PDF 395 KB (131 pages)

        Discussion Paper:

        SC&A Memo: Du Pont Deepwater Works Issues Matrix
        (September 4, 2012)
        this document in PDF PDF 184 KB (2 pages)

        Please note that as part of the procedures and processes of the Advisory Board's Work Groups, several kinds of pre-decisional documents may be developed. These documents, which can include white papers, matrices, working drafts, etc., are distributed among the Work Group members as research and background tools to facilitate discussion and deliberation. The discussions during the above meeting may cover a pre-decisional document. Because these types of documents are pre-decisional in nature, may contain sensitive information, and may change over time, they are not posted on our Web site. These finalized, reviewed and redacted pre-decisional documents are also available to other interested parties through an appropriate Freedom of Information Act request. Requests for documents not in the public domain should be submitted to the CDC/ATSDR Freedom of Information Act Office at foiarequests@cdc.gov.

      • February 14, 2012
        Teleconference Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on Uranium Refining Atomic Weapons Employers (AWEs)

        2:00 p.m. (Eastern time)

        This meeting is open to the public, but without a public comment period. Teleconference call access is available for this meeting and it is limited only by the number of ports available. To access the meeting via the teleconference call access, you must dial 1-866-659-0537. To be automatically connected to the meeting, you will need to enter the following participant code: 9933701.

        Agenda
        this document in PDF PDF 105 KB (1 page)

        Transcript
        this document in PDF PDF 356 KB (73 pages)

        Please note that as part of the procedures and processes of the Advisory Board's Work Groups, several kinds of pre-decisional documents may be developed. These documents, which can include white papers, matrices, working drafts, etc., are distributed among the Work Group members as research and background tools to facilitate discussion and deliberation. The discussions during the above meeting may cover a pre-decisional document. Because these types of documents are pre-decisional in nature, may contain sensitive information, and may change over time, they are not posted on our Web site. These finalized, reviewed and redacted pre-decisional documents are also available to other interested parties through an appropriate Freedom of Information Act request. Requests for documents not in the public domain should be submitted to the CDC/ATSDR Freedom of Information Act Office at foiarequests@cdc.gov.

      • November 21, 2011
        Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on Uranium Refining Atomic Weapons Employers (AWEs)

        Cincinnati Airport Marriott
        2395 Progress Dr.
        Hebron, KY 41048
        (859) 586-0166

        8:30 a.m. (Eastern time)

        This meeting is open to the public, but without a public comment period. Teleconference call access is available for this meeting and it is limited only by the number of ports available. To access the meeting via the teleconference call access, you must dial 1-866-659-0537. To be automatically connected to the meeting, you will need to enter the following participant code: 9933701.

        Agenda
        this document in PDF PDF 17 KB (1 page)

        Discussion Papers:


        Transcript
        this document in PDF PDF 523 KB (184 pages)

        Please note that as part of the procedures and processes of the Advisory Board's Work Groups, several kinds of pre-decisional documents may be developed. These documents, which can include white papers, matrices, working drafts, etc., are distributed among the Work Group members as research and background tools to facilitate discussion and deliberation. The discussions during the above meeting may cover a pre-decisional document. Because these types of documents are pre-decisional in nature, may contain sensitive information, and may change over time, they are not posted on our Web site. These finalized, reviewed and redacted pre-decisional documents are also available to other interested parties through an appropriate Freedom of Information Act request. Requests for documents not in the public domain should be submitted to the CDC/ATSDR Freedom of Information Act Office at foiarequests@cdc.gov.

      • August 16, 2011
        Note: This meeting was changed from a regular meeting to a Teleconference meeting.

        Teleconference Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on Uranium Refining Atomic Weapons Employers (AWEs) Work Group

        Cincinnati Airport Marriott
        2395 Progress Dr.
        Hebron, KY 41048
        (859) 586-0166

        9:00 a.m. (Eastern time)

        This meeting is open to the public, but without a public comment period. Teleconference call access is available for this meeting and it is limited only by the number of ports available. To access the meeting via the teleconference call access, you must dial 1-866-659-0537. To be automatically connected to the meeting, you will need to enter the following participant code: 9933701.

        Agenda
        this document in PDF PDF 15 KB (1 page)

        Transcript
        this document in PDF PDF 149 KB (67 pages)

        Please note that as part of the procedures and processes of the Advisory Board's Work Groups, several kinds of pre-decisional documents may be developed. These documents, which can include white papers, matrices, working drafts, etc., are distributed among the Work Group members as research and background tools to facilitate discussion and deliberation. The discussions during the above meeting may cover a pre-decisional document. Because these types of documents are pre-decisional in nature, may contain sensitive information, and may change over time, they are not posted on our Web site. These finalized, reviewed and redacted pre-decisional documents are also available to other interested parties through an appropriate Freedom of Information Act request. Requests for documents not in the public domain should be submitted to the CDC/ATSDR Freedom of Information Act Office at foiarequests@cdc.gov.

      • May 16, 2011
        Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on TBD 6001

        Cincinnati Airport Marriott
        2395 Progress Dr.
        Hebron, KY 41048
        (859) 586-0166

        9:00 a.m. (Eastern time)

        This meeting is open to the public, but without a public comment period. Teleconference call access is available for this meeting and it is limited only by the number of ports available. To access the meeting via the teleconference call access, you must dial 1-866-659-0537. To be automatically connected to the meeting, you will need to enter the following participant code: 9933701.

        An agenda will be provided at a later date.

        Please note that as part of the procedures and processes of the Advisory Board's Work Groups, several kinds of pre-decisional documents may be developed. These documents, which can include white papers, matrices, working drafts, etc., are distributed among the Work Group members as research and background tools to facilitate discussion and deliberation. The discussions during the above meeting may cover a pre-decisional document. Because these types of documents are pre-decisional in nature, may contain sensitive information, and may change over time, they are not posted on our Web site. These finalized, reviewed and redacted pre-decisional documents are also available to other interested parties through an appropriate Freedom of Information Act request. Requests for documents not in the public domain should be submitted to the CDC/ATSDR Freedom of Information Act Office at foiarequests@cdc.gov.

      • March 15, 2011--POSTPONED
        Note: The meeting is being postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.

        Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on TBD 6001

        Cincinnati Airport Marriott
        2395 Progress Dr.
        Hebron, KY 41048
        (859) 586-0166

        9:00 a.m. (Eastern time)

        This meeting is open to the public, but without a public comment period. Teleconference call access is available for this meeting and it is limited only by the number of ports available. To access the meeting via the teleconference call access, you must dial 1-866-659-0537. To be automatically connected to the meeting, you will need to enter the following participant code: 9933701.

        An agenda will be provided at a later date.

        Please note that as part of the procedures and processes of the Advisory Board's Work Groups, several kinds of pre-decisional documents may be developed. These documents, which can include white papers, matrices, working drafts, etc., are distributed among the Work Group members as research and background tools to facilitate discussion and deliberation. The discussions during the above meeting may cover a pre-decisional document. Because these types of documents are pre-decisional in nature, may contain sensitive information, and may change over time, they are not posted on our Web site. These finalized, reviewed and redacted pre-decisional documents are also available to other interested parties through an appropriate Freedom of Information Act request. Requests for documents not in the public domain should be submitted to the CDC/ATSDR Freedom of Information Act Office at foiarequests@cdc.gov.

      • November 4, 2010
        Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on TBD 6001

        Cincinnati Airport Marriott
        2395 Progress Dr.
        Hebron, KY 41048
        (859) 586-0166

        9:00 a.m. (Eastern time)

        This meeting is open to the public, but without a public comment period. Teleconference call access is available for this meeting and it is limited only by the number of ports available. To access the meeting via the teleconference call access, you must dial 1-866-659-0537. To be automatically connected to the meeting, you will need to enter the following participant code: 9933701.

        Agenda
        this document in PDF PDF 20 KB (1 page)

        Transcript
        this document in PDF PDF 563 KB (271 pages)

        Please note that as part of the procedures and processes of the Advisory Board's Work Groups, several kinds of pre-decisional documents may be developed. These documents, which can include white papers, matrices, working drafts, etc., are distributed among the Work Group members as research and background tools to facilitate discussion and deliberation. The discussions during the above meeting may cover a pre-decisional document. Because these types of documents are pre-decisional in nature, may contain sensitive information, and may change over time, they are not posted on our Web site. These finalized, reviewed and redacted pre-decisional documents are also available to other interested parties through an appropriate Freedom of Information Act request. Requests for documents not in the public domain should be submitted to the CDC/ATSDR Freedom of Information Act Office at foiarequests@cdc.gov.

      • July 7, 2010
        Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on TBD 6001

        Cincinnati Airport Marriott
        2395 Progress Dr.
        Hebron, KY 41048
        (859) 586-0166

        9:30 a.m. (Eastern time)

        This meeting is open to the public, but without a public comment period. Teleconference call access is available for this meeting and it is limited only by the number of ports available. To access the meeting via the teleconference call access, you must dial 1-866-659-0537. To be automatically connected to the meeting, you will need to enter the following participant code: 9933701.

        Agenda
        this document in PDF PDF 25 KB (1 page)

        Transcript
        this document in PDF PDF 745 KB (335 pages)

        Please note that as part of the procedures and processes of the Advisory Board's Work Groups, several kinds of pre-decisional documents may be developed. These documents, which can include white papers, matrices, working drafts, etc., are distributed among the Work Group members as research and background tools to facilitate discussion and deliberation. The discussions during the above meeting may cover a pre-decisional document. Because these types of documents are pre-decisional in nature, may contain sensitive information, and may change over time, they are not posted on our Web site. These finalized, reviewed and redacted pre-decisional documents are also available to other interested parties through an appropriate Freedom of Information Act request. Requests for documents not in the public domain should be submitted to the CDC/ATSDR Freedom of Information Act Office at foiarequests@cdc.gov.


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Advisory Board Work Group on TBD 6000/6001, Appendix BB

This Work Group no longer exists. In March 2010, this Work Group was divided into two separate Work Groups--Advisory Board Work Group on TBD 6000 and Advisory Board Work Group on TBD 6001.

This Work Group is responsible for the review of the specified TBDs as well as the Appendices that apply to specific work sites. They will also review any reports developed by the Board's contractor (SC&A) pertaining to these TBDs and the Appendices, and will assist NIOSH and SC&A in resolving issues that arise through the review process. The initial focus of the Work Group will be on Appendix BB of TBD 6000, dealing with General Steel Industries. The Work Group will make recommendations to the Board in cases where Appendices involve sites with SEC petitions.

  • Work Group Members

    Paul L. Ziemer, Ph.D.-Chair
    Josie Beach
    Mark Griffon
    John W. Poston, Sr.
    Wanda I. Munn--Alternate

  • Meeting Information

    • December 16, 2009
      Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on TBD 6000/6001, Appendix BB

      Cincinnati Airport Marriott
      2395 Progress Dr.
      Hebron, KY 41048
      (859) 586-0166

      9:30 a.m. (Eastern time)

      This meeting is open to the public, but without a public comment period. Teleconference call access is available for this meeting and it is limited only by the number of ports available. To access the meeting via the teleconference call access, you must dial 1-866-659-0537. To be automatically connected to the meeting, you will need to enter the following participant code: 9933701.

      Agenda
      this document in PDF PDF 21 KB (2 pages)

      Transcript
      this document in PDF PDF 688 KB (329 pages)

      Please note that as part of the procedures and processes of the Advisory Board's Work Groups, several kinds of pre-decisional documents may be developed. These documents, which can include white papers, matrices, working drafts, etc., are distributed among the Work Group members as research and background tools to facilitate discussion and deliberation. The discussions during the above meeting may cover a pre-decisional document. Because these types of documents are pre-decisional in nature, may contain sensitive information, and may change over time, they are not posted on our Web site. These finalized, reviewed and redacted pre-decisional documents are also available to other interested parties through an appropriate Freedom of Information Act request. Requests for documents not in the public domain should be submitted to the CDC/ATSDR Freedom of Information Act Office at foiarequests@cdc.gov.

    • October 14, 2009
      Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on TBD 6000/6001, Appendix BB

      Cincinnati Airport Marriott
      2395 Progress Dr.
      Hebron, KY 41048
      (859) 586-0166

      9:30 a.m. (Eastern time)

      This meeting is open to the public, but without a public comment period. Teleconference call access is available for this meeting and it is limited only by the number of ports available. To access the meeting via the teleconference call access, you must dial 1-866-659-0537. To be automatically connected to the meeting, you will need to enter the following participant code: 9933701.

      An agenda will be provided at a later date.

      Transcript
      this document in PDF PDF 764 KB (351 pages)


    • March 11, 2009
      Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on TBD 6000/6001, Appendix BB

      Cincinnati Airport Marriott
      2395 Progress Dr.
      Hebron, KY 41048
      (859) 586-0166

      10:00 a.m. (Eastern Time)

      This meeting is open to the public, but without a public comment period. Teleconference call access is available for this meeting and it is limited only by the number of ports available. To access the meeting via the teleconference call access, you must dial 1-866-659-0537. To be automatically connected to the meeting, you will need to enter the following participant code: 9933701.

      An agenda will be provided at a later date.

      Transcript
      this document in PDF PDF 596 KB (335 pages)

      Please note that as part of the procedures and processes of the Advisory Board's Work Groups, several kinds of pre-decisional documents may be developed. These documents, which can include white papers, matrices, working drafts, etc., are distributed among the Work Group members as research and background tools to facilitate discussion and deliberation. The discussions during the above meeting may cover a pre-decisional document. Because these types of documents are pre-decisional in nature, may contain sensitive information, and may change over time, they are not posted on our Web site. These finalized, reviewed and redacted pre-decisional documents are also available to other interested parties through an appropriate Freedom of Information Act request. Requests for documents not in the public domain should be submitted to the CDC/ATSDR Freedom of Information Act Office at foiarequests@cdc.gov.

    • November 10, 2008
      Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on TBD 6000/6001, Appendix BB

      Cincinnati Airport Marriott
      2395 Progress Dr.
      Hebron, KY 41048
      (859) 586-0166

      9:30 a.m. (Eastern time)

      This meeting is open to the public, but without a public comment period. Teleconference call access is available for this meeting and it is limited only by the number of ports available. To access the meeting via the teleconference call access, you must dial 1-866-659-0537. To be automatically connected to the meeting, you will need to enter the following participant code: 9933701.

      An agenda will be provided at a later date.

      Transcript
      this document in PDF PDF 707 KB (340 pages)

      Please note that as part of the procedures and processes of the Advisory Board's Work Groups, several kinds of pre-decisional documents may be developed. These documents, which can include white papers, matrices, working drafts, etc., are distributed among the Work Group members as research and background tools to facilitate discussion and deliberation. The discussions during the above meeting may cover a pre-decisional document. Because these types of documents are pre-decisional in nature, may contain sensitive information, and may change over time, they are not posted on our Web site. These finalized, reviewed and redacted pre-decisional documents are also available to other interested parties through an appropriate Freedom of Information Act request. Requests for documents not in the public domain should be submitted to the CDC/ATSDR Freedom of Information Act Office at foiarequests@cdc.gov.

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Advisory Board and NIOSH Comments and Discussion Papers on AWE Site Wide Documents

The AWE Site Wide discussion papers listed below are working documents prepared by NIOSH or its contractor for use in discussions with the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health or its Working Groups or Subcommittees. Draft, preliminary, interim, and white paper documents are not final NIOSH or Advisory Board (or their technical support and review contractors) positions unless specifically marked as such. These documents represent preliminary positions taken on technical issues prepared by NIOSH or its contractor.

The discussion papers have been reviewed to identify and redact any information that is protected by the Privacy Act 5 USC §552a and has been cleared for distribution.

Discussion papers are available for the following:

Baker Brothers

Baker-Perkins Co.

Dow Chemical Company

Du Pont Deepwater Works

General Steel Industries (GSI)

Hooker Electrochemical

Joslyn Manufacturing and Supply Co.

Simonds Saw and Steel Co.

Technical Basis Document (TBD) 6000

Technical Basis Document (TBD) 6001

United Nuclear Corp.

 

Baker Brothers

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Baker-Perkins Co.

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Dow Chemical Company

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Du Pont Deepwater Works

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General Steel Industries (GSI)

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Hooker Electrochemical

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Joslyn Manufacturing and Supply Co.

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Simonds Saw and Steel Co.

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Technical Basis Document (TBD) 6000

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Technical Basis Document (TBD) 6001

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United Nuclear Corp.

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Public Comments on AWE Site Wide Documents

How to Submit Comments
Comments on AWE Site Wide documents can be submitted to the NIOSH Docket Officer electronically by e-mail at NIOCINDOCKET@cdc.gov or printed comments can be mailed to NIOSH Docket Office, Robert A. Taft Laboratories, MS-C34, 1090 Tusculum Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45226. Please include the Site Profile/Docket Number (020) on all comments.

Comments Received

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Previous Versions of AWE Site Wide Documents

  • Dose Reconstruction During Residual Radioactivity Periods at Atomic Weapons Employer Facilities
    this document in PDF PDF 349 KB (26 pages)

    Document Number: ORAUT-OTIB-0070 Rev-00

    About this Document: Establishes a process for estimating dose to workers at AWE Facilities during residual radioactivity periods.

    Approved: March 10, 2008


  • Estimating the Maximum Plausible Dose to Workers at Atomic Weapons Employer Facilities (TIB 4)--CANCELED

    Note: This document is no longer needed for dose reconstructions. Information in this document has been superseded by other approved methodologies.

    • Page Change Revision December 6, 2006
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      Document Number: ORAUT-OTIB-0004 Rev-03 PC-2

      Page Change Revision Includes: Removes Westinghouse Atomic Power Development Plant from Table B-1 in Attachment B on page 25, because their radiological activities included more than metallic uranium work. Updated required language in Purpose section on page 5. No further changes occurred as a result of internal formal review. Incorporated NIOSH formal review comment. This revision may result in an increase in assigned dose to Westinghouse Atomic Power Development Plant cases and a PER is required for Westinghouse Atomic Power Development Plant cases previously completed using this document.

    • Page Change Revision November 18, 2005
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      Document Number: ORAUT-OTIB-0004 Rev-03 PC-1

      Page Change Revision Includes: Approved page change revision to correct enriched uranium intake numbers in Table 3-5 (page 12).

    • Revised August 12, 2005
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      Document Number: ORAUT-OTIB-0004 Rev-03

      Revision Includes: Updates Appendix A, List of Applicable Facilities, and adds wording to clarify the application of the document. Allows for expansion to other facility types; includes estimate of industrial source exposures based on analyses of 1960-1980 commercial doses; deletes applicability (at this time) to U-recovery with phosphoric acid; adds type S assumption; used activity rather than mass air concentrations for calculations; uses different specific activity assumption for consistency with IMBA; uses OCAS-TIB-009 ingestion scenario; adds consideration of urinalysis; adds RU and EU assumptions; updates MCNP ingot doses; modifies ingot external dose assumptions; modifies external dose contamination calculation by accounting for isotopic fractions to consider effect of EU; removes external organ doses, but provides separate analyses (concern from Task 5 that reconstruction methods subject to their program should not be in site profile - the line is still blurry); added nonpenetrating dose assumptions; added photofluorography assumption prior to 1962. Corrected Table 3-8, first row to acute. Addressed OCAS comments: explicitly stated exception to default radiography doses could be made on a case-by-case basis, limited Appendix A industrial exposures to covered periods, and changed Appendix A industrial dose estimates back to linear (versus exponential) fit of data.

    • Revised December 4, 2003
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      Document Number: ORAUT-OTIB-0004 Rev-02

      Revision Includes: Adds remainder dose to Table 4.

    • Revised November 25, 2003
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      Document Number: ORAUT-OTIB-0004 Rev-01

      Revision Includes: Incorporates changes to correct errors on pages 4 and 10. TIB incorrectly referred to Absorption Type in ingestion discussion.

    • Approved November 20, 2003
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      Document Number: ORAUT-OTIB-0004 Rev-00

      About this Document: Establishes the technical basis for a process for estimating the maximum plausible dose to workers at selected AWE Facilities.


  • Site Profile for Atomic Weapons Employers that Refined Uranium and Thorium
    (Approved December 13, 2006)
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    About this Document: This technical basis is established for the reconstruction of radiation doses of workers at AWE sites which refined uranium under contract to the United States government from 1942 to 1958. This document covers the generic aspects of uranium refining and the data are useful where no other dosimetry data exist. Site specific appendices are included that provide information that apply to only the identified site.

  • Site Profile for Atomic Weapons Employers that Worked Uranium and Thorium Metals
    Now titled "Site Profile for Atomic Weapons Employers that Worked Uranium Metals"
    (Approved December 13, 2006)
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    About this Document: This document provides an exposure matrix for workers at AWE facilities that performed metal-working operations with uranium metal. Over 110 facilities performed these operations, and this document intends to provide guidance for dose reconstruction at any of these facilities. The main body of this document, in Sections 2-6, includes general discussions of operations and exposure conditions at these facilities. Following the main body of this document is a collection of appendices, with one appendix for each AWE site that performed metal-working operations. Each appendix contains site-specific information that can be used for dose reconstruction. For those sites where this information is insufficient or totally lacking, the dose reconstructor must use information in the main body of the Site Profile.

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