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Radiation Dose Reconstruction

 

Electro Metallurgical
(Site Profile/Docket Number 163)

Location: Niagara Falls, NY

Also known as: ElectroMet Corp.
                         Umetco Minerals Corp.
                         Union Carbide Corp.
                         Electro-Metallurgical Corp.

Technical Basis Document


Technical Basis Document for the Electro Metallurgical Company
(Approved February 15, 2011)
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About this Document: Changes Battelle-TBD-6001 Appendix to a standalone document. Change is primarily format only. Does not incorporate review comments.

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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.

At the current time, no PERs specific to Electro Metallurgical have been developed. However, we have developed PERs and PEPs that pertain to multiple sites. To view all PERs and PEPs that have been developed, please refer to the Program Evaluation Reports (PERs) and Program Evaluation Plans (PEPs) page.

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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 Electro Metallurgical:

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

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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 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

    • 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.

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

      Transcript
      this document in PDF PDF 532 KB (253 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.

    • March 15, 2011--POSTPONED
      Note: This meeting was 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 and NIOSH Comments and Discussion Papers on Electro Metallurgical

The documents listed under this section were prepared by the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (or their technical support contractor) or NIOSH. Some of the items listed below are working documents and were developed for discussion purposes only. The documents represent preliminary positions taken on technical issues. Draft, preliminary, interim, and white paper documents are not final positions unless specifically marked as such.

The documents below 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.

The most recent documents appear at the top of the list.

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Public Comments on Electro Metallurgical Documents

How to Submit Public Comments

Members of the public can provide comments on Electro Metallurgical documents. Comments should 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, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226. Please include the Site Profile/Docket Number (163) on all comments.

Comments Received:

No public comments have been received at this time.

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Special Exposure Cohort Petition Information for Electro Metallurgical


Open/Active SEC Petitions

Currently there are no open/active SEC petitions from from Electro Metallurgical.


Classes Added to the SEC

All employees of the Department of Energy, its predecessor agencies, and their contractors and subcontractors who worked at the Electro Metallurgical site in Niagara Falls, New York, from August 13, 1942 through December 31, 1947, 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 other classes of employees included in the Special Exposure Cohort.

(Note: This class was established from Petition 136)


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, two petitions from Electro Metallurgical have qualified for evaluation. Below you will find a table for each petition. The left-hand column of the tables below shows the various steps in the SEC petitioning process. The right-hand column of the tables contain information related to the specific Electro Metallurgical petition.

Below is a list of the petitions that qualified for evaluation. Select a petition on the list to view to the table for that particular petition.

  • Petition 132 (September 29, 1952 through August 31, 1959 timeframe qualified for evaluation)--This petition was merged with Petition 136. Therefore, the specific table for Petition 132 contains limited information. Please refer to Petition 136 for detailed information on this petition.

  • Petition 136 (August 13, 1942 through December 31, 1953 timeframe qualified for evaluation)

Petition 132
Date Received

November 1, 2008

Date Qualified for Evaluation

March 12, 2009

Summary of Information in Petition

Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All workers who worked in the Electro-Metallurgical Corporation facility (one 50x219 building), for the period from August 13, 1942 through December 31, 1953.

Period of Employment: see above

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

Electro Metallurgical Petition
this document in PDF PDF 577 KB (11 pages)

Federal Register Notice Announcing that a Hanford SEC Petition has met the Minimum Qualifications for Review and Evaluation

Please see Petition 136.

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

Please see Petition 136.

Evaluation Report Sent to the Advisory Board

Please see Petition 136.

Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board

Please see Petition 136.

Advisory Board Recommendation on SEC Petition

Please see Petition 136.

HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition

Please see Petition 136.

HHS Designation of Additional Members to the SEC

Please see Petition 136.

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

Please see Petition 136.

Effective Date for the SEC Class

Please see Petition 136.

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

Please see Petition 136.

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

Please see Petition 136.

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Petition 136
Date Received

December 5, 2008

Date Qualified for Evaluation

March 12, 2009

Summary of Information in Petition

Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All employees

Period of Employment: August 13, 1942 through December 31, 1953

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

Electro Metallurgical Petition
this document in PDF PDF 2 MB (36 pages)

Federal Register Notice Announcing that a Electro Metallurgical SEC Petition has met the Minimum Qualifications for Review and Evaluation

March 24, 2009
this document in PDF PDF 77 KB (1 page)

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

February 7, 2012 (revised)
this document in PDF PDF 652 KB (51 pages)

July 23, 2009
this document in PDF PDF 310 KB (60 pages)

Evaluation Report Sent to the Advisory Board

August 4, 2009 and February 8, 2012 (revised)

Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board

The petition was discussed by the Advisory Board on October 21, 2009, and February 28, 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 of a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special Exposure Cohort

June 1, 2012
this document in PDF PDF 45 KB (1 page)

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 83 KB (1 page)

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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Previous Versions of Electro Metallurgical Documents

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Page last updated: July 31, 2012
Page last reviewed: August 10, 2013
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