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Radiation Dose Reconstruction

 

Idaho National Laboratory
(Site Profile/Docket Number 018)

Location: Scoville, Idaho

Also Known As: Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory
                         Idaho National Engineering Laboratory
                         National Reactor Testing Station

Site Profile

  1. Introduction
    (Revised March 12, 2010)
    this document in PDF PDF 72 KB (9 pages)

    Revision Includes: Revised to combine the Idaho National Laboratory and ANLW Introduction sections into a single document. Updated NIOSH required language. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments.


  2. Site Description
    (Revised August 2, 2010)
    this document in PDF PDF 736 KB (86 pages)

    Revision Includes: Combines INL and ANL-W Site Descriptions. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments.

  3. Occupational Medical Dose
    (Revised December 21, 2009)
    this document in PDF PDF 244 KB (19 pages)

    Revision Includes: Revised to combine Argonne National Laboratory West Occupational Medical Dose technical basis document (ORAUT-TKBS-0026-3 Rev 01) into the Idaho National Laboratory Occupational Medical Dose technical basis document. Separated X-ray doses into posterior-anterior and lateral in Tables 3-7 and 3-8. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments. Constitutes a total rewrite of the document.

  4. Occupational Environmental Dose
    (Revised January 8, 2010)
    this document in PDF PDF 3 MB (67 pages)

    Revision Includes: Revised to combine Argonne National Laboratory-West TBD into the Idaho National Laboratory TBD. Updated Intake and External Dose tables to add data from 2006 to 2008. Added 129I intake values to intake tables for all areas. Incorporates formal internal review comments. No changes were needed as a result of formal NIOSH review. Constitutes a total rewrite of the document.

  5. Occupational Internal Dose
    (Revised March 2, 2010)
    this document in PDF PDF 551 KB (63 pages)

    Revision Includes: Incorporates the Argonne National Laboratory - West site. In order to resolve several issues identified in an independent audit of this TBD and other issues identified by Oak Ridge Associated Universities, the approaches for assessing the Idaho National Laboratory bioassay data have been completely revised. The potential lung absorption types to be considered have also been expanded for several radionuclides. These changes generally result in lower organ doses. However, for specific scenarios they can result in higher doses to certain metabolic organs such as the thyroid. In addition, this revision fully incorporates the Argonne National Laboratory - West back into this TBD and eliminates the ANL-W Occupational Internal Dose TBD. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments. Constitutes a total rewrite of the document.

  6. Occupational External Dose
    (Revised April 19, 2011)
    this document in PDF PDF 1 MB (58 pages)

    Revision Includes: Incorporates Argonne National Laboratory--West – Occupational External Dose technical basis document (ORAUT-TKBS-0026-6 Rev 01) into the Idaho National Laboratory Occupational External Dosimetry technical basis document. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments. Removed the Site Expert line from page 1 since the former Site Expert served no role in this revision. Updated Section 6.8 to reflect that in all cases where the former site expert’s information or prior studies or writings are included or relied on by the new Document Owner, those materials are fully attributed to the source in accordance with the "NIOSH Policy Statement: Management of Conflict or Bias in the Radiation Dose Reconstruction Program." Constitutes a total rewrite of the document.

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Technical Information Bulletins (TIBs)

  • Technical Information Bulletin in Support of INEEL Technical Basis Document Section 6: Reanalysis of Hankins MTR Bonner Sphere Surveys
    this document in PDF PDF 293 KB (13 pages)

    Document Number: ORAUT-OTIB-0009 Rev-01

    About this Document: Establishes the technical basis in support of INEEL Technical Basis Document Section 6. Re-analysis of Hankins MTR Bonner Sphere Surveys.

    Revised: December 13, 2006

    Revision Includes: Revised as a result of biennial review. Adds Introduction with required language and a Purpose section. Per new document requirements, added a Table of Contents. Constitutes a total rewrite of document. Incorporates internal and NIOSH formal review comments. This revision results in no change to the assigned dose and no PER is required.

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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.

  • Program Evaluation Report: Evaluation of Incomplete Internal Dosimetry Records from Idaho, Argonne - East and Argonne - West National Laboratories
    this document in PDF PDF 21 KB (3 pages)

    Document Number: OCAS-PER-017 Rev-00

    About this Document: New document to determine which previously completed claims require revisions as a result of new dosimetry data at INL, ANL-E, and ANL-W.

    Approved: September 11, 2007

    Summary: Additional requests were sent in August/September 2006. By April of 2007 a response was received for each of the request. These requests resulted in receiving internal dose data for 83 claims, 62 from INL, 14 from ANL-W, 6 from ANL-E and one with additional records from both INL and ANL-W.

    Some of these claims have already been returned to NIOSH for new dose reconstruction for various reasons. The new dose reconstructions will consider the new data received. NIOSH is requesting the remaining claims be returned for a new dose reconstruction. This consists of 68 individual claims. A list of these claims will be forwarded to the Department of Labor. A new dose reconstruction will be completed for each of the claims using the new data.

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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 the Idaho National Laboratory:

  • May 28, 2008
    Meeting with Representatives of United Steelworkers of America (USW) Local 652, Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1517, International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 983, Security Operations Specialist Association (SOSA), International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) I-83, Idaho Building and Construction Trades Council (BCTC), and other interested parties, Red Lion Hotel, Idaho Falls, Idaho

    Final Minutes
    this document in PDF PDF 74 KB (15 pages)


  • October 11, 2006
    Meeting with Idaho Building and Construction Trades Council (BCTC), AFL-CIO, Pocatello, Idaho

    Final Minutes
    this document in PDF PDF 85 KB (13 pages)


  • April 28, 2004
    Meeting with Idaho Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO

    Final Minutes
    this document in PDF PDF 45 KB (7 pages)


  • April 28, 2004
    Meeting with Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical and Energy Workers Local Union 8-0652;
    Amalgamated Transit Union 1517;
    Security Police and Fire Professionals of America, Local 3;
    International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 983

    Final Minutes
    this document in PDF PDF 61 KB (12 pages)

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Advisory Board Work Group on the Idaho National Laboratory


This Work Group is responsible for a review of the Idaho National Laboratory Site Profile and a review of the Site Profile by the Board's contractor (SC&A). The Work Group shall consider issues identified by SC&A concerning the site profile and shall assist NIOSH and SC&A in the resolution of such issues. The Work Group may recommend to the Board changes in the site profile as appropriate.

  • Work Group Members

    Phillip Schofield (Chair)
    Josie Beach
    James Malcolm Melius, M.D., Dr. P.H.
    Genevieve S. Roessler, Ph.D.
    David B. Richardson, Ph.D.

  • Meeting Information

    • March 25, 2014
      Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on Idaho National Laboratory

      9:00 a.m. (Eastern time)

      Cincinnati Airport Marriott
      2395 Progress Dr.
      Hebron, KY 41048
      (859) 586-0166

      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 14 KB (1 page)

      Transcript
      this document in PDF PDF 949 KB (358 pages)

      Discussion/Background Papers:


      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

    • June 21, 2011
      Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on Idaho National Laboratory

      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 16 KB (1 page)

      Transcript
      this document in PDF PDF 1.8 MB (338 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 30, 2010--CANCELED
      Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on the Idaho National Laboratory

      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 16, 2009
      Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on the Idaho National Laboratory--CANCELED

      Note: This meeting will be rescheduled at a later date.

      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.

      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.

    • June 10, 2009
      Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on the Idaho National Laboratory

      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.

      An agenda will be provided at a later date.

      Transcript
      this document in PDF PDF 545 KB (333 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 Idaho National Laboratory

The Idaho National Laboratory 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 Idaho National Laboratory Documents

How to Submit Comments

Comments on Idaho National Laboratory 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, 1090 Tusculum Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45226. Please include the Site Profile/Docket Number (018) on all comments.

Comments Received

No comments received at this time.

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Special Exposure Cohort Petition Information for Idaho National Laboratory

  • SEC Petitions Not Qualifying for Evaluation
    One petition was received but did not qualify for evaluation because it did not meet the minimum petition requirements.
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Previous Versions of Idaho National Laboratory Documents

  • Site Profile: Introduction

    • Introduction
      (Revised April 26, 2007)
      this document in PDF PDF 145 KB (10 pages)

      Revision Includes: Revised to change document owner and to better identify references in the text. This revision results in no change to the assigned dose and no PER is required.

    • Revised December 13, 2006
      this document in PDF PDF 106 KB (9 pages)

      Revision Includes: Approved revision as a result of biennial review. Revised language in the Purpose section as required by NIOSH. Attribution and Annotation section added. Constitutes a total rewrite of document. Incorporates internal, NIOSH and DOL formal review comments. This revision results in no change to the assigned dose and no PER is required.

    • Approved May 7, 2004
      this document in PDF PDF 40 KB (7 pages)

  • Site Profile: Site Description section

    • Revised August 17, 2007
      this document in PDF PDF 1 MB (91 pages)

      Revision Includes: Initiated to add Attributions and Annotations section. Added references. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments.

    • Revised July 29, 2005
      this document in PDF PDF 705 KB (71 pages)

      Revision Includes: Adds additional descriptive material on ICPP in response to union outreach comments.

    • Revised July 28, 2004
      this document in PDF PDF 657 KB (69 pages)

      Revision Includes: Corrects dates of operation in Section 2.4.11 and adds OGC required paragraphs.

    • Approved November 7, 2003
      this document in PDF PDF 659 KB (70 pages)

  • Site Profile: Occupational Medical Dose section

    • Revised January 31, 2007
      this document in PDF PDF 150 KB (13 pages)

      Revision Includes: Approved Revision 01 as a result of biennial review. Revised language in the Purpose section as required by NIOSH. Attributions and Annotations section added. Changed treatment of eye and brain dose. As a result of internal formal review, add Table 3-3. Incorporates NIOSH formal review comments. This revision results in an increase in assigned dose and a PER is required. Constitutes a total rewrite of document.

    • Page Change Revision May 28, 2004
      this document in PDF PDF 84 KB (11 pages)

      Page Change Revision Includes: Adds spleen to organ table on page 10. Eliminates date overlap in table on page 11.

    • Approved January 15, 2004
      this document in PDF PDF 83 KB (11 pages)

  • Site Profile: Occupational Environmental Dose

    • Occupational Environmental Dose
      (Revised August 17, 2007)
      this document in PDF PDF 2.5 MB (55 pages)

      Revision Includes: Initiated to add additional information on how TLD results were chosen. Added Purpose, Scope, and Acronyms sections. Added references and SRDB numbers. Changed Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory to Idaho National Laboratory. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments. Adds Attributions and Annotations section. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review of the Attributions and Annotations section. Constitutes a total rewrite of document.

    • Approved March 30, 2004
      this document in PDF PDF 2.4 MB (40 pages)

  • Site Profile: Occupational Internal Dose section

    • Revised July 30, 2007
      this document in PDF PDF 549 KB (60 pages)

      Revision Includes: Added Purpose, Scope, and Attributions and Annotations sections. Added references. Updated the formatting and made editorial changes. Corrected error in Fecal MDA for Th-230 and Np-237 in Table 5-13. Constitutes a total rewrite of the document. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments.

    • Page Change Revision June 6, 2006
      this document in PDF PDF 498 KB (47 pages)

      Page Change Revision Includes: Correct error on page 24 in Table 5-12 in Section 5.5 on sample volume in 1980s. No sections were deleted. Incorporates NIOSH formal review comments.

    • Revised January 13, 2006
      this document in PDF PDF 495 KB (47 pages)

      Revision Includes: Revised to change table number format, responds to new information from Worker Outreach Effort and revises MDA tables. Incorporates 1 year decay time for Al fuel in Tables 5-18 and 5-24. Combined "INTEC & Unknown" and "Other Area" categories in Table 5-24 for 1971-80 into "All but ANL-W."

    • Page Change Revision October 12, 2004
      this document in PDF PDF 478 KB (50 pages)

      Page Change Revision Includes: Deletes references to rigorous radiation program on page 39.

    • Approved August 11, 2004
      this document in PDF PDF 476 KB (49 pages)

  • Site Profile: Occupational External Dose

    • Revised June 18, 2007
      this document in PDF PDF 1 MB (59 pages)

      Revision Includes: Incorporates Attribution and Annotation section. A minor change was made to Sections 6.3.4.5 and 6.5.4.2, which will reduce the dose for a very few individuals. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments. Constitutes a total rewrite of the document. This revision results in no change to the assigned dose and no PER is required.

    • Occupational External Dose
      (Revised November 7, 2006)
      this document in PDF PDF 1 MB (51 pages)

      Revision Includes: Document revised as a result of biennial review. Incorporates formal internal review comments. Revision constitutes a total rewrite of document. Adds Section 6.5.1 to incorporate comments from the Worker Outreach meeting with the PACE Local 8-0652 on April 28, 2004. Incorporates formal NIOSH review comments. This revision results in no change to the assigned dose and no PER is required.

    • Approved April 6, 2004
      this document in PDF PDF 980 KB (48 pages)

  • Technical Information Bulletin in Support of INEEL Technical Basis Document Section 6: Reanalysis of Hankins MTR Bonner Sphere Surveys
    (Approved March 17, 2004)
    this document in PDF PDF 227 KB (9 pages)

    Document Number: ORAUT-OTIB-0009 Rev-00

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