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NIOSH Program Area:

Radiation Dose Reconstruction


Clinton Engineer Works (CEW)
(Site Profile/Docket Number 222)

Location: Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Also known as:  Oak Ridge Area
                          Oak Ridge Reservation

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 Clinton Engineer Works (CEW):

At the current time, worker outreach activities have not been scheduled.

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Public Comments on Clinton Engineer Works (CEW) Documents

How to Submit Public Comments

Members of the public can provide comments on Clinton Engineer Works (CEW) documents. Comments should be submitted to the NIOSH Docket Officer electronically by e-mail at 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 (222) on all comments.

Comments Received:

No public comments have been received at this time.

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Special Exposure Cohort Petition Information for Clinton Engineer Works (CEW)

Open/Active SEC Petitions

Currently there are no open/active SEC petitions from Clinton Engineer Works (CEW).

Class(es) Added to the SEC

All employees of the Tennessee Eastman Corporation (19431947) and the Carbide and Carbon Chemicals Corporation (19471949) who were employed at the Clinton Engineer Works in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, from January 1, 1943 through December 31, 1949 for a number of work days aggregating at least 250 work days, occurring either solely under this employment or in combination with work days within the parameters established for one or more classes of employees included in the Special Exposure Cohort.

(Note: This class was established from Petition 178)

Classes Not Added to the SEC

Not applicable at this time.

SEC Petitions Not Qualifying for Evaluation

Not applicable at this time.

Petitions Qualified for Evaluation

To date, one petition from Clinton Engineer Works (CEW) has qualified for evaluation. The left-hand column of the table below shows the various steps in the SEC petitioning process. The right-hand column of the table contains information related to the CEW petition.

Petition 178 (January 1, 1943 through May 18, 1947)
Date Received

July 28, 2010

Date Qualified for Evaluation

March 20, 2010

Summary of Information in Petition

Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All guards and service workers who worked in or around the warehouses at the Elza Gate area

Period of Employment: January 1, 1943 through May 18, 1947

Note: The information above is what qualified for evaluation. During our evaluation of whether dose reconstructions can adequately be completed for the above job titles and period of employment, information may cause NIOSH to change some the dates or job titles/duties. Therefore, as this petition proceeds through the SEC petitioning process and if an SEC class is proposed, the proposed class may not exactly match the above information.

Copy of the Petition Received

Clinton Engineer Works (CEW) SEC petition
(July 28, 2010)
this document in PDF PDF 1.4 MB (40 pages)

Federal Register Notice Announcing that a Clinton Engineer Works (CEW) SEC Petition has met the Minimum Qualifications for Review and Evaluation

November 2, 2010
this document in PDF PDF 51 KB (1 page)

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

February 8, 2012
this document in PDF PDF 512 KB (56 pages)

Evaluation Report Sent to the Advisory Board

February 9, 2012

Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board

The petition was discussed by the Advisory Board on February 29, 2012, during its regular meeting.

Note: the agenda and transcripts from this meeting are available on the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

Advisory Board Recommendation on SEC Petition

April 9, 2012
this document in PDF PDF 104 KB (2 pages)

HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition

May 11, 2012
this document in PDF PDF 272 KB (10 pages)

HHS Designation of Additional Members to the SEC

May 11, 2012
this document in PDF PDF 132 KB (5 pages)

Federal Register Notice: Designation Regarding a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special Exposure Cohort

June 1, 2012
this document in PDF PDF 63 KB (2 pages)

Effective Date for the SEC Class

June 10, 2012

Federal Register Notice: Final Effect of Designation of a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special Exposure Cohort

June 29, 2012
this document in PDF PDF 107 KB (2 pages)

Letter to DOL Regarding the Addition of a New Class of Employees to the SEC

June 18, 2012
this document in PDF PDF 35 KB (1 page)

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Page last updated: July 2, 2012
Page last reviewed: August 25, 2014
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Division of Compensation Analysis and Support