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Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corp. (NUMEC) - Apollo

(Site Profile/Docket Number 133)

Location: Apollo, Pennsylvania

Also known as: Atlantic Richfield Corp. (ARCO), Babcock & Wilcox

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 Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corp. (NUMEC) - Apollo.

Class(es) Added to the SEC

  • Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE) employees who were monitored or should have been monitored for exposure to ionizing radiation while working at the Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation (NUMEC) in Apollo, Pennsylvania from January 1, 1957, through December 31, 1983, for a number of work days aggregating at least 250 work days or in combination with work days within the parameters established for one or more other classes of employees in the Special Exposure Cohort.

    Note: This class was established by Petition 80

Petitions Qualified for Evaluation

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

Petitions

Petition 80Jan 1, 1957 to Dec 31, 1983

Petition 80
Steps in Petition Process: Petition Details:

Date Received

December 4, 2006

Date Qualified for Evaluation

March 28, 2007

Summary of Information in Petition

Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All office employees who worked at the Apollo site

Period of Employment: January 1, 1957 through December 31, 1983

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 petition process and if an SEC class is proposed, the proposed class may not exactly match the above information.

Copy of the Petition Received

December 13, 2005 [3.5 MB (91 pages)]
(January 1, 1957 through December 31, 1983)

Attachments to the petition:

Federal Register Notice Announcing that a Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corp. (NUMEC) - Apollo SEC Petition has met the Minimum Qualifications for Review and Evaluation

February 9, 2007 [44 KB (1 page)]
(January 1, 1957 through December 31, 1983)

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

September 14, 2007 [389 KB (23 pages)] (January 1, 1957, through December 31, 1983)

Evaluation Report Sent to the Advisory Board

March 30, 2007

Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board

The petition was discussed by the Advisory Board on October 3, 2007, during its regular meeting.

Advisory Board Recommendation on SEC Petition

October 26, 2007 [320 KB (2 pages)] (January 1, 1957, through December 31, 1983)

HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition

November 29, 2007 [432 KB (10 pages)] (January 1, 1957 through December 31, 1983)

HHS Designation of Additional Members to the SEC

November 29, 2007 [210 KB (5 pages)] (January 1, 1957 through December 31, 1983)

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

December 13, 2007 [52 KB (2 pages)]

Note: A "designation" will be published if there is a recommendation to add a class to the SEC. A "determination" will be published if there is a recommendation not to add a class to the SEC.

Effective Date for the SEC Class

December 29, 2007 (January 1, 1957 through December 31, 1983)

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

January 23, 2008 [42 KB (1 page)] (January 1, 1957, through December 31, 1983)

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

January 9, 2008 [21 KB (1 page)] (January 1, 1957, through December 31, 1983)

Petition 47Jan 1, 1957 to Dec 31, 1983

Petition 47
Steps in Petition Process: Petition Details:

Date Received

December 13, 2005

Date Qualified for Evaluation

January 11, 2007

Summary of Information in Petition

Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All workers

Period of Employment: January 1, 1957 through December 31, 1983

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 petition process and if an SEC class is proposed, the proposed class may not exactly match the above information.

Copy of the Petition Received

All workers who worked at NUMEC--Apollo from January 1, 1957 through December 31, 1983 [650 KB (9 pages)] December 4, 2006

Federal Register Notice Announcing that a Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corp. (NUMEC) - Apollo SEC Petition has met the Minimum Qualifications for Review and Evaluation

All workers who worked at NUMEC--Apollo from January 1, 1957 through December 31, 1983 [88 KB (1 page)] May 18, 2007

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

Merged with Petition 80

Evaluation Report Sent to the Advisory Board

Merged with Petition 80

Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board

Merged with Petition 80

Advisory Board Recommendation on SEC Petition

Merged with Petition 80

HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition

Merged with Petition 80

HHS Designation of Additional Members to the SEC

Merged with Petition 80

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

Merged with Petition 80

Effective Date for the SEC Class

Merged with Petition 80

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

Merged with Petition 80

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

Merged with Petition 80

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.

Site Profile

Advisory Board and NIOSH Comments and Discussion Papers on Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corp. (NUMEC) - Apollo

The Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corp. (NUMEC) - Apollo 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.

Public Comments on Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corp. (NUMEC) - Apollo Documents

How to Submit Comments

Comments on Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corp. (NUMEC) - Apollo Documents can be submitted to the NIOSH Docket Officer electronically by email at nioshdocket@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 (133) on all comments.

Comments Received

At this time, no comments have been submitted on Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corp. (NUMEC) - Apollo documents.

Document Archive for Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corp. (NUMEC) - Apollo

  • Site Profile for Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation, Apollo and Parks Township, Pennsylvania
    • Revised February 26, 2010 [2 MB (89 pages)]

      Revision Includes: Revises minimum detectable concentration for plutonium in urine value based on updated analysis of bioassay data. This resulted in changes to Section 5.2 on pages 44 and 45 and Table 5-4 on page 45. Updated references on pages 43,44, 51, 82-83. Added reference on page 81 and updated other references on pages 82-83 in the Reference Section. No changes occurred as a result of formal internal review. Incorporates formal NIOSH review comments.

    • Revised June 2, 2009 [1.5 MB (89 pages)]

      Revision Includes: Incorporates the Parks Township facility. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments. Constitutes a total rewrite of the document.

    • Approved September 26, 2008 [1.2 MB (69 pages)]

      Revision Includes: New Technical Basis Document for Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation (NUMEC) in Apollo, Pennsylvania. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments.

 
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