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Hooker Electrochemical
(Site Profile/Docket Number 193)

Location: Niagara Falls, New York

Also known as: Hooker Chemical Co.
                         Occidental Chemical Corp.
                         Occidental Chemical Corp., Specialty Chemical Div.
                         Hooker Chemical and Plastics Corp.

Technical Basis Document


Technical Basis Document for the Hooker Electrochemical Company
(Revised June 17, 2011)
this document in PDF PDF 211 KB (16 pages)

About this Document: Corrected errors in Tables 2, 3, and 6. Renumbered tables after Table 4. Added language on page 10 to indicate the 95th percentile of the airborne values was used. Corrected typographical error on page 7 and 14.

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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.

To view all PERs and PEPs that have been developed, please refer to the Program Evaluation Reports (PERs) and Program Evaluation Plans (PEPs) page.

  • Program Evaluation Report: Hooker Electrochemical TBD Revisions
    this document in PDF PDF 177 KB (5 pages)

    Document Number: DCAS-PER-038 Rev-0

    Approved: July 24, 2012

    About this Document: site specific appendix to Battelle-TBD-6001 (Appendix AA) was issued 6/15/2007. This was superseded by a stand-alone Technical Basis Document (TBD) on 4/4/2011 (DCAS-TKBS-0009 rev. 0). On 6/16/2011, revision 1 was issued to that document to correct an error. The changes made in revision 1 of the TBD caused external doses to operators to decrease during the operational period. No increase in any doses occurred in revision 1. Revision 0 however, did result in some increased dose when compared to Appendix AA. Therefore, Appendix AA is compared to Revision 1 in this PER in order to itemize the increased dose.

    Summary: As a result of this review, the revisions to the Hooker Electrochemical TBD did not result in the probability of causation of any previously completed claims rising to greater than 50%. A listing of those claims evaluated and their final disposition will be forwarded to the Department of Labor.

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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 Hooker Electrochemical:

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

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


(This Work Group was formerly known as the Advisory Board's 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: The meeting is being 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 Hooker Electrochemical

The Hooker Electrochemical 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 have been cleared for distribution.

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Public Comments on Hooker Electrochemical Documents

How to Submit Comments
Comments on Hooker Electrochemical documents can 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 (193) on all comments.

Comments Received

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Special Exposure Cohort Petition Information for Hooker Electrochemical

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Previous Versions of Hooker Electrochemical Documents

  • Technical Basis Document for the Hooker Electrochemical Company
    (Approved April 4, 2011)
    this document in PDF PDF 194 KB (16 pages)

    About this Document: Changes Battelle-TBD-6001 Appendix to a standalone document. Revises dose models to eliminate dependence on Battelle-TBD-6001. Provides more detailed description of dose models. Incorporates review comments.

  • Site Profile for Atomic Weapons Employers that Refined Uranium and Thorium
    (Approved December 13, 2006)
    this document in PDF PDF 446 KB (75 pages)

    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.

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