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Du Pont Deepwater Works

(Site Profile/Docket Number 241)

Location: Deepwater, New Jersey

Also known as: E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Co., Dyeworks-Carney's Point, Deepwater Dyeworks, Chambers Chemical and Dye Works

Special Exposure Cohort Petition Information

The Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) is a unique category of employees established by the Act (42 CFR Part 83). Claims compensated under the SEC do not have to go through the dose reconstruction process. To qualify for compensation under the SEC, a covered employee must meet specific requirements (e.g., must have at least one of 22 "specified cancers," and have worked for a specified time period at one of the SEC sites). Classes of employees and work sites can be considered for addition to the SEC through a NIOSH petition process. More information about the Special Exposure Cohort can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Open/Active SEC Petitions

To date, there are no open/active SEC petitions from Du Pont Deepwater Works.

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

This Work Group has two primary responsibilities: 1) To serve as a review body for SEC petitions that result from NIOSH determining that it is unable to reconstruct dose for one or more individuals at a given site (83.14 SEC petition process); 2) To consider potential conditions under which significant personnel exposures might occur (in addition to criticality accidents) in short periods of time (less than 250 days) resulting in health effects. In the case of specific 83.14 petitions, the Work Group may make a recommendation to the Board either in support of the NIOSH recommendation to add a class to the SEC, or in opposition to such. In the case of the 250 day issue, the Work Group should strive to develop a position paper that can be adopted by the Board. In addition, this Work Group is also responsible for reviewing the Dow-Madison SEC petition and related documents, and developing a recommendation for the Board.

Work Group Members

  • Henry A. Anderson, M.D.-Chair
  • R. William Field, Ph.D., M.S.
  • Mark Griffon

Meeting Information:

Technical Documents

If the energy employee's personal radiation information is incomplete, NIOSH will use other sources to estimate the radiation dose. This may involve using technical documents called Site Profiles, Technical Basis Documents, and Technical Information Bulletins.

Technical Basis Documents

Advisory Board and NIOSH Discussions on Du Pont Deepwater Works

The Du Pont Deepwater Works 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.

Public Comments on Du Pont Deepwater Works Documents

How to Submit Comments

Comments on Du Pont Deepwater Works Documents can be submitted to the NIOSH Docket Officer electronically by email 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 (241) on all comments.

Comments Received

No comments on Du Pont Deepwater Works documents have been received at this time.

Document Archive for Du Pont Deepwater Works

  • Technical Basis Document for Du Pont Deepwater Works Deepwater, New Jersey
  • Site Profile for Atomic Weapons Employers that Refined Uranium and Thorium [3.6 MB (75 pages)]

    Approved December 13, 2006

    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 (Appendix B is the site specific Appendix for Du Pont Deepwater Works).


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