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2006 General Activities on Department of Energy (DOE) 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.

2006 Data Search and Capture

General Atomics
San Diego, CA

Fifty-two boxes of information were reviewed and 73 documents were retrieved for the General Atomics facility during this data capture effort.

Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, NM

Nine boxes of information were reviewed and 65 documents were retrieved for the Sandia National Laboratories facility during this data capture effort.

San Bruno Federal Records Center
San Bruno, CA

During this data capture effort, 325 boxes of information were reviewed and 715 documents were retrieved.

This effort recovered information on the following DOE site:

Work Sites
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Rocky Flats Reading Room
Denver, CO

Environmental surveillance reports spanning the years 1991-2001 and meeting minutes were located for the Rocky Flats facility during this data capture effort. Ninety-one documents were retrieved.

Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, NM

Twelve boxes of information were reviewed and 33 documents were retrieved for the Sandia National Laboratories facility. Information on policies, procedures, and reports were retrieved.

Bruno Federal Records Center and National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
San Bruno, CA

Dosimetry records spanning the years 1953-1958, air sample summaries, nasal swipe data, environmental reports, reactor progress reports, summaries of fuels and material development programs, and documents on research and development were retrieved during this data capture effort. Eighty-four boxes of information were reviewed and 96 documents were retrieved.

This effort recovered information on the following DOE sites:

Work Sites
General Atomics
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Brookhaven National Laboratory
Upton, NY

Two data capture trips were made to the Brookhaven National Laboratory; 271 documents were retrieved during one trip and 133 documents were retrieved during the other. Various employees were questioned.

Dayton Federal Records Center
Dayton, OH

Sixty-four boxes of information were reviewed and 156 documents were retrieved during this data capture trip. Weekly reports, film badge data, quarterly summaries, internal dosimetry data, urinalysis data, technical documents detailing surveys, urine radiation incident reports, procedures, and environmental monitoring reports were retrieved.

This effort recovered information on the following DOE sites:

Work Sites
Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant (K-25)
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (X-10)
Y-12 Plant

Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, NM

During this data capture trip, policies, procedures, and reports for Sandia National Laboratories were located. Twenty boxes (including microfilm) were reviewed and 200 documents were retrieved.

Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, NM

During this data capture effort, policies, procedures, and reports were retrieved for Sandia National Laboratories.

Rocky Flats Reading Room
Westminster, CO

Twelve documents were retrieved for the Rocky Flats Plant consisting of closeout reports for IHSS (individual hazardous substance site).

Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
Palo Alto, CA

Various employees were questioned by reviewers and 408 documents were provided in paper and electronic format for the Stanford Linear Accelerator facility.

University of Colorado Norlin Library
Boulder, CO

Twenty-three documents were retrieved such as environmental monitoring reports and plans, performance indicators, environmental protection implementations, and site environmental reports during this data capture effort.

This effort recovered information on the following DOE site:

Work Sites
Sandia National Laboratories (Livermore, CA)

Dayton Federal Records Center
Dayton, OH

Seven boxes of information were reviewed and 7 documents containing information on policies, procedures, reports, and other miscellaneous facility documents were retrieved.

This effort recovered information on the following DOE site:

Work Sites
Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant (K-25)

Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, NM

Eight boxes were reviewed and 31 documents were retrieved for Sandia National Laboratories during this data capture effort. Dosimetry, reactor and accelerator operations, and environmental monitoring and site operations information were retrieved.

Mound Records Center
Miamisburg, OH

Policies, procedures, reports, and other miscellaneous information were retrieved for the Mound Plant during this data capture effort. Six microfilms were reviewed and 30 documents were retrieved.

Sandia National Laboratories
Livermore, CA

During this data capture effort, 14 boxes of information were reviewed and 53 documents were retrieved. Tritium bioassay results, uranium bioassay program data, external dosimetry data, liquid scintillation summary sheets (1992-1999), and dosimetry program details from the 1960's were retrieved.

Savannah River Site
Aiken, SC

Approximately 800 individual dosimetry records were retrieved for Savannah River Site during this data capture effort.

Denver Federal Records Center
Denver, CO

During this data capture effort, radiation contamination control reports from 1988-1989 were reviewed.

Information on the following DOE site was reviewed:

Work Sites
Rocky Flats Plant

Dayton Federal Records Center
Dayton, OH

Ten boxes of information were reviewed and 8 documents were retrieved on procedures, policies, and external dosimetry data.

This effort recovered information on the following DOE site:

Work Sites
Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant (K-25)

Rocky Flats Reading Room
Westminster, CO

Two documents were captured for the Rocky Flats Plant during this data capture effort. Information was retrieved on the status of the Americium-241 recovery and neptunium processing.

Fort Worth Federal Records Center
Fort Worth, TX

During this data capture effort, 116 boxes of information were reviewed and 200 documents were captured. Policies, procedures, reports, and other miscellaneous information were retrieved.

This effort recovered information on the following DOE site:

Work Sites
Pantex Plant

West Valley Demonstration Project
West Valley, NY

Twenty-two boxes and four file cabinet drawers of information were reviewed for the West Valley Demonstration Project facility during this data capture effort. One hundred and two documents were retrieved containing information such as air sample logs, occurrence reports, and incident reports.

Mound Records Center
Miamisburg, OH

Policies, procedures, reports, and other miscellaneous information were retrieved for the Mound Plant during this data capture effort. Four documents were retrieved and 400 additional documents were scanned after reviewing 4,000 Microfiche cards and 20 boxes of information.

Dayton Federal Records Center
Dayton, OH

Seven boxes of information were reviewed and 12 documents were retrieved containing information such as policies, procedures, and external dosimetry data.

This effort recovered information on the following DOE site:

Work Sites
Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant (K-25)

Ames Laboratory
Ames, IA

During this data capture trip, 184 Ames Laboratory documents such as external dose records from the 1950's - 1970's, surveys of environmental radioactivity, urinalysis data, annual summary of whole body exposures, and dosimetry reports were retrieved from facility workers.

Mountain View Records Center
Denver, CO

A document entitled "A Proposed Draft History of Curium Processing" at the Rocky Flats Plant was retrieved during this data capture effort.

Mound Site
Miamisburg, OH

Ten documents such as dose reports from 1958-1961, external radiation exposures, specifications of bioassay samples, and environmental monitoring data were retrieved during this data capture effort.

This effort recovered information on the following DOE site:

Work Sites
Mound Plant

Denver Federal Records Center
Denver, CO

Approximately 1,100 documents were reviewed and 6 documents were retrieved during this data capture effort. A listing of exotic radionuclides was retrieved.

This effort recovered information on the following DOE site:

Work Sites
Rocky Flats Plant

Mountain View Records Center
Denver, CO

Terminated personnel radiation records, medical and health research project case files, and historical health physics and internal dosimetry records were retrieved during this data capture effort. Fourteen boxes of information were reviewed and 141 documents were retrieved.

This effort recovered information on the following DOE site:

Work Sites
Rocky Flats Plant

Sandia National Laboratories (Livermore)
Livermore, CA

Twenty-five documents were retrieved during this data capture effort. Various reports for the Sandia National Laboratories (Livermore) facility such as a dosimetry report, external dosimetry positive report, incident report, and termination occupational exposure report were retrieved. Exposure dosimetry history information was also retrieved.

Denver Federal Records Center
Denver, CO

During this data capture trip, four boxes of information were reviewed. The names of the first responders to the May 11, 1969 fire at the Rocky Flats Plant were retrieved. Reports detailing the root cause analysis of the fire were also retrieved along with two sets of pictures showing burned Plutonium and glove boxes as a result of the fire.

This effort recovered information on the following DOE site:

Work Sites
Rocky Flats Plant

Fernald Records Center
Fernald, OH

Five boxes of information were reviewed and 21 documents were retrieved for the Feed Materials Production Plant (Fernald). Dosimetry records were retrieved during this data capture effort.

Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, NM

Information pertaining to this data capture trip is still undergoing classification review.

Mountain View Records Center
Denver, CO

During this data capture trip, 32 boxes of information were reviewed and 36 documents were retrieved. The following information was retrieved: external dosimetry technical documents, lung counter urine intercomparison study, health physics records, thermoluminescent dosimeters, intercomparison studies quarterly evaluations 1997 - 1998, log book on electroplating 1962, lab analysis, log book on plutonium 1963, bioassay log books, incident reports, urinalysis records, internal dosimetry evaluations and assessments, analytical laboratories bioassay testing, and internal bioassay program position paper.

This effort recovered information on the following DOE site:

Work Sites
Rocky Flats Plant

Extrusion Plant (Reactive Metals, Inc.)
Ashtabula, OH

Seventy-six documents were retrieved during this data capture trip. Quarterly dose reports, film badge radiation exposure reports, examples of external dosimetry, dosimetry data, and breathing zone and general air samples were retrieved.

This effort recovered information on the following DOE sites:

Work Sites
Bridgeport Brass
Extrusion Plant (Reactive Metals, Inc.)

Mound Site
Miamisburg, OH

History summary backgrounds, external dosimetry, and incident reports were retrieved during this data capture effort. Five boxes of information were reviewed and 22 documents were retrieved.

West Valley Demonstration Project
West Valley, NY

Seventy-six boxes of information were reviewed and 334 documents were retrieved. Air sample logs, occurrence reports, and incident reports were retrieved.

Mound Site
Miamisburg, OH

Environmental summaries from various years, personnel exposure information, and building biographies were retrieved for the Mound Plant during this data capture effort. Seventeen boxes of information were reviewed and 131 documents were retrieved.

Iron Mountain Records Facility
Cranberry, PA

During this data capture trip, 64 boxes of information were reviewed and 150 documents were retrieved. Bioassay data, air sampling data, personnel contamination monitoring data, air surveys, in vivo summaries, and annual dose summaries were retrieved.

This effort recovered information on the following DOE sites:

Work Sites
Bridgeport Brass Co.
Extrusion Plant (Reactive Metals, Inc.)

Ames Laboratory
Ames, IA

Three file cabinet drawers of information were reviewed and 55 documents were retrieved during this data capture trip. External dose records (1970's - Present) were retrieved for the Ames Laboratory.

Mountain View Records Center
Denver, CO

Internal dosimetry data, internal dosimetry program audit data, and two health physics guides were retrieved during this data capture effort. One file cabinet drawer and one box of information were reviewed and four documents were retrieved.

This effort recovered information on the following DOE site:

Work Sites
Rocky Flats Plant

Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, NM

During this data capture trip, 600 pages on LANL bioassay source data were retrieved from 40 laboratory notebooks.

Mountain View Records Center
Denver, CO

Information on health physics actions after the 1969 fire in Building 776 and on the quality and quantity of plutonium shipped to Rocky Flats (1952-1967) was retrieved during this data capture trip. In addition, documents were retrieved relating to environmental strontium sampling at Rocky Flats. Eleven boxes of information and 31 electronic files were reviewed. Six documents were retrieved.

This effort recovered information on the following DOE site:

Work Sites
Rocky Flats Plant

Mountain View Records Center
Denver, CO

During this data capture trip, three boxes of information were reviewed. The boxes contained listings of buildings, organization numbers, and gamma and neutron information indexed into spreadsheets. Indexed 1972 and 1976 monthly external dosimetry reports were retrieved.

This effort recovered information on the following DOE site:

Work Sites
Rocky Flats Plant

Mound Site
Miamisburg, OH

A 40 Gigabyte hard drive database was reviewed and 276 documents relating to Battelle Laboratories (West Jefferson) Closure Services soil remediation were retrieved.

This effort recovered information on the following DOE site:

Work Sites
Battelle Laboratories (West Jefferson)

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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