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Radiation Dose Reconstruction

 

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
(Site Profile/Docket Number 054)

Laboratory: Livermore, California

Also Known As: California Radiation Laboratory

Site Profile

  1. Introduction
    (Page Change Revision, September 12, 2005)
    this document in PDF PDF 110 KB (9 pages)

    Page Change Revision Includes: Page change initiated to incorporate recent direction from NIOSH to include DOL review comments on page 5. Text was modified in Section 1.1. No sections were deleted. Page 5 was changed.


  2. Site Description
    (Page change revision October 26, 2005)
    this document in PDF PDF 727 KB (22 pages)

    Page Change Revision Includes: Page change initiated to incorporate recent direction from NIOSH to include DOL review comments on page 6. No sections were deleted.


  3. Occupational Medical Dose
    (Revised August 27, 2010)
    this document in PDF PDF 248 KB (20 pages)

    Revision Includes: Organ dose from lateral and oblique chest projections that were taken on some workers but not initially listed in the records submitted by LLNL. Also included are skin doses for all projections and periods. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments. Constitutes a total rewrite of the document.

  4. Occupational Environmental Dose
    (Approved March 16, 2010)
    this document in PDF PDF 1.4 MB (43 pages)

    Revision Includes: Adds Attributions and Annotations section. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments. Incorporates additional data on environmental neutron measurements and SEC Class recommended by NIOSH. Constitutes a total rewrite of the document.

  5. Occupational Internal Dose
    (Revised December 13, 2010)
    this document in PDF PDF 1 MB (107 pages)

    Revision Includes: Updates Table B-9 uranium 95th percentile coworker intakes for those time periods that were based on the 50th percentile intakes with a GSD that were rounded up to 3. The previous revision used the actual GSDs in Table B-8 that were less than 3 to determine the 95th percentile coworker intakes for those time periods. Added information pertaining to solubility types for aged related fission products for P-32 and C-14 in Section 5.3.2.3 and added associated footnotes to Tables B-25 and B-26. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments.


  6. Occupational External Dose
    (Revised February 26, 2010)
    this document in PDF PDF 1 MB (81 pages)

    Revision Includes: Incorporates LLNL measured personnel doses, LLNL document collections and to respond to comments. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments. Constitutes a total rewrite of the document.

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Technical Information Bulletins (TIBs)

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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: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Technical Basis Document Revisions
this document in PDF PDF 104 KB (3 pages)

Document Number: DCAS-PER-035 Rev-0

About this Document: Determines the effect of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Technical Basis Document Revisions on previously completed claims

Approved: October 31, 2013

Summary: Fourteen out of 373 claims that were potentially affected by the revisions had a probability of causation (POC) greater than 50%. NIOSH will notify DOL of all the results and request a return of the 14 claims that would now result in a POC greater than 50%.

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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 LLNL:

  • March 22, 2006
    Meeting with current employees of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California, hosted by the Society of Professionals, Scientists and Engineers/University Professional and Technical Employees/Communications Workers of America Local 9119, AFL-CIO

    Final Minutes
    this document in PDF PDF 55 KB (7 pages)


  • March 22, 2006
    Meeting with The Society of Professional, Scientists and Engineers/University Professional and Technical Employees/Communications Workers of America Local 9119 (SPSE), in Livermore, California

    Final Minutes
    this document in PDF PDF 129 KB (30 pages)


  • March 21, 2006
    Meeting with Building and Construction Trades Council of Alameda County, AFL-CIO, Oakland, California

    Final Minutes
    this document in PDF PDF 79 KB (13 pages)


  • November 30, 2004
    Meeting with Alameda County Building and Construction Trades Council, Society of Professional Scientists and Engineers/University Professional and Technical Employees

    Final Minutes
    this document in PDF PDF 48 KB (7 pages)

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Advisory Board and NIOSH Comments and Discussion Papers on LLNL

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 LLNL

How to Submit Comments
Comments on LLNL 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 (054) on all comments.

Comments Received

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Special Exposure Cohort Petition Information for LLNL

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Previous Versions of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Documents

  • Site Profile: Introduction section
    (Approved July 18, 2005
    this document in PDF PDF 93 KB (8 pages)

  • Site Profile: Site Description section
    (Approved July 29, 2005
    this document in PDF PDF 731 KB (21 pages)

  • Site Profile: Occupational Medical Dose section

  • Occupational Environmental Dose
    (Approved November 18, 2005)
    this document in PDF PDF 1.6 MB (27 pages)

  • Site Profile: Occupational Internal Dose

    • Revised March 16, 2010
      this document in PDF PDF 1 MB (107 pages)

      Revision Includes: Incorporates Attributions and Annotations section and Advisory Board comments associated with the issuance of a LLNL SEC Class. Incorporates the internal coworker study (ORAUT-OTIB-0065) into the TBD as Attachment B. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments. Constitutes a total rewrite of the document.


    • Approved October 7, 2005
      this document in PDF PDF 505 KB (40 pages)


  • Site Profile: Occupational External Dose section

    • Revised April 26, 2007
      this document in PDF PDF 217 KB (24 pages)

      Revision Includes: Revision to respond to comments by ORAU and Task 5. This revision specifically does not respond to Worker Outreach comments received; which will be addressed in a future revision. Constitutes a total rewrite of the document. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments. Adds Attributions and Annotations section. This revision results in no change to the assigned dose and no PER is required.

    • Approved October 7, 2005
      this document in PDF PDF 188 KB (20 pages)

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Page last updated: November 1, 2013
Page last reviewed: August 25, 2014
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Division of Compensation Analysis and Support