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2009 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.

2009 Data Search and Capture

Piqua Public Library
Piqua, OH

During this data capture trip, 62 boxes of information were reviewed to locate information for the Piqua Organic Moderated Reactor facility. City records, time sheets, business blueprints, and financial reports were reviewed.

Savannah River Site
Aiken, SC

Fifty boxes of radiation survey logbooks for the Savannah River Site facility were reviewed during this data capture trip. Various documents were selected and are undergoing classification review.

Brookhaven National Laboratory
Upton, NY

Station monitoring worksheets (1949-1969), Stan Cohn's whole body count logbooks, visitors' bioassay (1988-1991), tritium documents, whole body count results (1972-1978), and whole body count histories (1980-1984) were retrieved for the Brookhaven National Laboratory. Twelve boxes and 2 file cabinets of information were reviewed and 200 documents were retrieved.

Savannah River Site
Aiken, SC

Various documents for Savannah River Site were retrieved and are in the process of going through classification review. Copies of logbooks pertaining to calibration, testing, and operation of the in-vivo counter and dosimeters were retrieved.

Brookhaven National Laboratory
Upton, NY

Two boxes of information were reviewed and 47 documents were retrieved for the Brookhaven National Laboratory such as: bioassay data for selected employees, March 1996 tritium report with bioassay data and calculated doses, reactor operations monthly reports, Landauer tritium dose summary, High Flux Beam Reactor (HFBR) operational history and brief history, HFBR tritium and heavy water losses, HFBR hazard category reduction justification, the Alternating Gradient Synchrotron operational history and bioassay Technical Basis Document, and the site annual technical reports from 1949-1970.

Moundview
Miamisburg, OH

The following information was retrieved for the Mound Plant during this data capture trip: equipment release surveys from M Building, SW Building trend sheets from the late 1970's, surveys, personnel monitoring, control documents from the 1995 R Building filter bank change-out, neutron/gamma dose rates, neutron flux measurements from various types of heat sources, neutron dose tracking from source coating operations, neutron fluxes and neutron/gamma dose rates for various heat sources, "G" Area special wipes and air samples, T Building vault dose rate survey, heat source technical manuals, M Building surveys, release logs, survey logs from 1997, neutron-photon measurements from various series of heat sources, gamma film calibration graphs (1949, 1951, 1952, 1954-1965), health physics trend sheets for 1978, health physics operations monitoring profiles, and decommissioning reports. Twenty-one boxes of information were reviewed and 250 documents were retrieved.

Denver Federal Records Center
Denver, CO

Eighty-three boxes of information were reviewed and 231 documents were retrieved for Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) such as: special work permits for work with and without exotic isotopes, radiological incidents, nasal swipe data, radiological and air sample survey data, radiation safety training, whole body counting program information, soil contamination, tritium handling priorities, stack effluent information, PanAm related bioassay documents, and environmental monitoring program information.

Kansas Federal Records Center
Lenexa, KS

During a second data capture trip to the Kansas Federal Records Center in March, 75 boxes of information were reviewed and 148 documents were retrieved for numerous work sites.

Work Site Information Retrieved

Aliquippa Forge

Scope of work

Colonie Site

TLD environmental reports, scope of work, surface contamination survey, instruction guide

Lake Ontario Ordinance Works

TLD environmental reports

Latty Avenue Properties

TLD environmental reports

Linde Ceramics Plant

Scope of work

Mallinckrodt Chemical Co.

Bioassay results and analyses, air sample data, hazardous waste permits, health and safety plan for demolition of buildings

Middlesex Municipal Landfill

TLD environmental reports, personal TLD badges and exposure reports, water analysis

Rare Earths/ W.R. Grace

TLD environmental reports, bioassay urine samples, air particulate samples

Kansas Federal Records Center
Lenexa, KS

Ninety-eight boxes of information were reviewed and 189 documents were retrieved for numerous work sites during this data capture trip.

Work Site Information Retrieved

Chapman Valve

Radiological sample log book

Du Pont Deepwater Works

Air particulate sample and reporting, bioassay sample routing log

Lake Ontario Ordinance Works

Bioassay results, environmental safety data, TLD record logbooks, work instructions

Latty Avenue Properties

Hazelwood interim storage annual environmental reports

Linde Ceramics Plant

Bioassay results, air monitoring reporting, radon sample results, personnel radiological contamination reports

Mallinckrodt Chemical Co.

Air monitoring logs, bioassay reports, hazardous waste permits

Middlesex Sampling Plant

Scope of work, radon daughter air sampling results, bioassay sample routing logs, air particulate sample report loss

Ventron Corp.

Sample collection logbook

Savannah River Site
Aiken, SC

Seventeen boxes of information were reviewed. Various documents were selected and are in the process of going through classification review. Radiation survey logsheets, air sample logsheets, and special work permits from the 300 area for thorium data were retrieved.

Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, KY

During this data capture effort, five boxes of information and two map folders were reviewed. Four documents were retrieved on the Pantex Plant. Photos of the damage from the November 14, 1976 explosion, engineering notes for the door design of high explosive cells, a document entitled "The History of Pantex" 1951-1981, and documents on development division technologies and capabilities (1973).

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

Forty boxes of information were reviewed and 32 documents were retrieved for Oak Ridge Hospital. The following information was retrieved: list of physicians, annual reports, 1948 Rorem report, operating records from 1948 and 1949, a section of Contract AT-40-GEN-252 that was available, the establishment of film badge service for the radiology department, and reports of services provided to the Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies.

Mound Plant
Miamisburg, OH

Eighty-five boxes of information were reviewed and 15 documents were retrieved during this data capture trip.

Work Site Information Retrieved

Extrusion Plant
(Reactive Metals Inc.)

1986 ALARA program; minutes of the ALARA Committee meetings from 1985-1987; and the renewals with renewal applications for License SMB-602 from 1979, 1985, and 1991

Mound Plant

Neutron/photon dosimetry results processed by the Mound Plant for the Pinellas Plant in 1985, data from the dosimetry intercomparison conducted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and data from the Mound Plant investigation of the sensitivity of thermoluminescent dosimeters to fluorescent light

Kansas City Records Center
Lee's Summit, MO

During this data capture trip, 105 boxes of information were reviewed and 45 documents were retrieved on Brookhaven National Laboratory. Limited whole body count, urinalysis, and external exposure information for various employees was retrieved.

Savannah River Site
Aiken, SC

Ten boxes of information were reviewed and various documents were selected and are in the process of going through classification review for the Savannah River Site. Radiation survey log sheets, air sample log sheets, and special work permits from the 300 area for thorium data were retrieved.

Brookhaven National Laboratory
Upton, NY

Information was retrieved on the following: internal dosimetry information from 101 members of the Evaluation Team's sample group, tritium exposure reports for 1995 and the first quarter of 1996, liquid scintillation counter printouts with chains of custody for tritium bioassay samples, and tritium monthly dose input sheets from 1979 to 1986. Thirty-six file cabinet drawers and 19 file folders were reviewed. Approximately 133 documents were retrieved.

Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, KY

Two boxes of information were reviewed and 28 documents were retrieved.

Work Site Information Retrieved

Clarksville Facility

1964 safety manuals and records disposition memos

Medina Facility

1964 safety manuals and records disposition memos

Assembly cell plans

Pantex Plant

1965 Modification center operations training program, reports written by Robert Jewell that include documentation of the transfer of responsibility of the Pantex Plant from the United States Army to the Atomic Energy Commission

Kansas City Records Center
Lee's Summit, MO

Twenty-seven boxes of information and 16 documents on the Brookhaven National Laboratory were retrieved. Health Physics and exposure investigations and urinalysis and external exposure information for various employees was retrieved.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA

Information from folders and file cabinets from various rooms were reviewed and 340 documents were retrieved for this facility such as: bioassay results, positive dosimetry results, gross alpha data & results, personnel external exposure information (1992-1993), internal exposure information (1992), x-ray incident, exposure investigations, discussion of internal/external monitoring requirements for B-332, Health Physics Group monthly summaries and reports, fence radiation levels at B-212, B-212 dosimetry study, laser program status, incident reports, neutron exposure data, and bioassay lab quality assurance/quality control plans.

Sandia National Laboratories (Kirtland Air Force Base)
Albuquerque, NM

During this data capture trip, 35 boxes of information were reviewed and 44 documents were retrieved on the Hangar 481 facility. The following documents were retrieved: Ross Aviation appraisals, contamination surveys, samples of flight requests, exposure reports, and Ross Aviation photographs.

Nevada Test Site Records Center
Las Vegas, NV

Eighteen boxes of information were reviewed and 68 documents were retrieved during this data capture effort.

Work Site Information Retrieved

Battelle Laboratories
(King Avenue and West Jefferson)

License SNM-7 material

Hangar 481

Incoming/outgoing radioactive material checklists and associated surveys

Brookhaven National Laboratory
Upton, NY

Various file cabinets in the Personnel Monitoring Archives at Brookhaven National Laboratory were reviewed. Forty-nine documents pertaining to the facility were retrieved. Selected medical and personnel monitoring files, whole body count data, exposure investigations, tritium bioassay data, personnel contamination reports, medical x-ray related information, and external exposure with some neutron data was retrieved.

Mound Plant
Miamisburg, OH

During this second data capture effort, organization charts on microfiche were reviewed and 16 documents were retrieved on the Mound Plant. Radiological control organization charts from 1991, 1993-2004, and 2006, were retrieved.

Mound Plant
Miamisburg, OH

During this first data capture effort, organization charts on microfiche were reviewed and 47 documents were retrieved on the Mound Plant. Health physics and environmental organization charts were retrieved.

Mound Plant
Miamisburg, OH

Nine boxes of information were reviewed and 99 documents were retrieved on the Mound Plant. The following data was retrieved: tritium urinalysis data and results; thorium, U-233, and plutonium urinalysis data; tritium operations records; and bioassay count sheets in both loose records and bound logbooks.

Area IV of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory
Canoga Park, CA

Several file cabinets of records were reviewed and 151 documents were retrieved during this data capture effort.

Work Site Information Retrieved

Area IV of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory

Canoga Avenue Facility

De Soto Avenue Facility

Downey Facility

Annual environmental reports, external information for sodium reactor and associated operations, decommissioning and decontamination program plans, hot cave dismantling, radiological incident, assessment of bioassay samples, x-ray equipment area surveys, Canoga facility drawing, ALARA reviews, radiological surveys, neutron/gamma paired survey data, ambient air sample results, safety evaluation of sodium reactor, evaluation of medical x-ray exposure

Piqua Organic Moderated Reactor

Facilities test procedure manual

San Bruno Federal Records Center
San Bruno, CA

During this data capture effort, 114 boxes of information were reviewed and 33 documents were retrieved.

Work Site Information Retrieved

Area IV of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory

Radiation safety program appraisal, radiation exposure during chest x-ray, international dose assessment program procedures, waste management operations and audits, Tiger Team corrective actions, occupational medicine appraisal

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Limited urinalysis results, radiation and toxic review of personnel data, environmental restoration guidance

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Radiation incident report

Nevada Test Site

Tonapah Test Range exposure

Hanford
Richland, WA

One box and several documents that were previously requested were reviewed. Fifty-one documents for the Hanford site were retrieved. The following information was retrieved: Bioassay Plutonium Analysis and Bioassay Fission Product Analysis Reports (urine), Pacific Northwest Laboratory Monthly Activities Reports (Division of Production and Hanford Plant Assistance Programs 1966-1967), Bioassay Sampling for 147 Pm Workers, Criticality Safety Analysis Report for Criticality Prevention Specification, Examples of Reductions Made in Personnel Radiation Exposure at Hanford Reactors, Reduction of Gamma and Neutron Radiation in Hanford Plutonium Processing Facilities, The Application of Radiation Protection Standards to Environmental Exposures at Hanford, The Application of Occupational Radiation Protection Standards at Hanford, and Americium Recovery.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA

During this data capture effort, five documents were reviewed and retrieved for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory containing information such as: hazard category reduction of Building 251 from nuclear to radiological facility, inventory of heavy elements stored in Mosler safes, and a curie summary related to Building 251.

Mesa State College Library
Grand Junction, CO

The purpose of this data capture trip was to retrieve documents for the Grand Junction Operations Office. Ten card catalogue sized drawers of microfiche and approximately 750 linear feet of shelved hard-copy documents were reviewed. Two documents were retrieved: 1980 radiometric survey of the facility performed by Bendix and the 1997 Oak Ridge National Laboratory confirmatory survey of the exterior remediation work.

Area IV of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory
Canoga Park, CA

Several file cabinets of records were reviewed and 195 documents were retrieved. The following information was retrieved: release limits for Hot Lab, licensing documents, radiography safety requirements, radiation safety procedures, radioactive source inventory, environmental monitoring reports, Atomic Energy Commission report on sodium fire, annual exposure report, neutron flux and survey data, waste management audit, waste shipment information, exposure incidents for 1976 and 1980, urinalysis log/results, radiation safety plan, various building quarterly reviews from 1979-1982, and health physics procedures.

This effort recovered information on the following DOE sites:

Work Sites
Area IV of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory
Canoga Avenue Facility
De Soto Avenue Facility
Downey Facility

Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, NM

The purpose of this data capture trip was to collect information for Los Alamos National Laboratory, Nevada Test Site, Sandia National Laboratories, Sandia National Laboratories (Livermore), and Pacific Proving Grounds. Various classified reports and journals were reviewed, but no documents were retrieved.

Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC) Oakland Operations Office
Oakland, CA

Twenty-nine boxes of information were reviewed and 23 documents were retrieved during this data capture effort for Area IV of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory. The following information was captured:

groundwater management plan, procedures for posting radiation areas, radiological results of annual groundwater monitoring, ground water monthly report, environmental monitoring reports and site assessments, building contamination sites, wastewater monitoring, sodium disposal closure plan, material balance reports, unusual shipment occurrence report, radiological contingency plan, and a radiological incident report.

Hanford
Richland, WA

Preselected documents and search results from previous requests for this facility were reviewed. Twelve documents were retrieved. Hanford search results for TH232 whole body exams, startup tests, power level, thoria, thorium, thorium oxide facility, thorium, target facility, and thorium process equipment laboratory were retrieved. In addition, a black notebook and a document entitled "Q Cell and J Cell Upgrades" were retrieved.

URS Corporation
Boise, ID

During this data capture effort, 133 boxes of information were reviewed and 45 documents were retrieved for the Weldon Spring Plant.

The following information was retrieved:

building health and safety plans, chemical plant risk assessment report, engineering analysis of remedial action alternatives report, environmental monitoring reports, feasibility study for remedial action, physical and radiological characterization, quarry bulk waste preparation, radon testing, remedial investigation, soil sampling plan, and waste storage areas.

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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