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Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corp. (NUMEC) - Parks Township

(Site Profile/Docket Number 136)

Location: Parks Township, 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) - Parks Township.

Class(es) Added to the SEC

  • Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE) employees who worked at the Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation (NUMEC) facility in Parks Township, Pennsylvania, from June 1, 1960, through December 31, 1980, 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 in the Special Exposure Cohort.

    Note: This class was established by Petition 108

SEC Petitions Not Qualifying for Evaluation

In addition to the petition listed below, two additional petitions were received but did not qualify for evaluation. One did not meet the minimum petition requirements and the class defined in the other petition was already included in the SEC.

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 108Jun 1, 1960 to Dec 31, 1980

Petition 108
Steps in Petition Process: Petition Details:

Date Received

December 21, 2010

Date Qualified for Evaluation

February 17, 2011

Summary of Information in Petition

Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All Atomic Weapons Employer employees

Period of Employment: June 1, 1960 through December 31, 1980

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

March 12, 2008 [64 KB (1 page)]

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

April 1, 2008 [44 KB (1 page)]

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

March 14, 2008 [300 KB (21 pages)]

Evaluation Report Sent to the Advisory Board

July 15, 2011

Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board

The petition was discussed by the Advisory Board on April 8, 2008, during its regular meeting.

Advisory Board Recommendation on SEC Petition

April 30, 2008 [480 KB (2 pages)]

HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition

May 30, 2008 [88 KB (6 pages)]

HHS Designation of Additional Members to the SEC

May 30, 2008 [62 KB (4 pages)] May 1, 1956 through January 31, 1958

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

July 1, 2008 [43 KB (1 page)] June 1, 1960 through December 31, 1980

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

June 29, 2008 (June 1, 1960 through December 31, 1980)

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

July 18, 2008 [38 KB (1 page)]

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

July 2, 2008 [22 KB (1 page)]

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

  • Site Profile for Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation, Apollo and Parks Township, Pennsylvania Revised November 26, 2012

    Revision Includes: Change in guidance of dose during residual period and change in guidance on assignment of medical X-ray dose. Sections 3.0, 7.4.1, 7.4.2 were revised. Table 7-1 was deleted and Tables 7-2 (now 7-1), 7-3 (now 7-2) and 7-4 (now 7-3) were revised. A glossary was added. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments. Constitutes a total rewrite of the document.

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

The NUMEC--Parks Township 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) - Parks Township Documents

How to Submit Comments

Comments on Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corp. (NUMEC) - Parks Township 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 (136) on all comments.

Comments Received

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

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

  • 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.

    • Revised May 26, 2009

      Note: This document is not currently available online because it does not currently meet the requirements of Section 508. Section 508 requires that Federal agencies' electronic and information technology be accessible to people with disabilities. At this time, we are only permitted to post 508 compliant documents to our website. We are working towards making this document and other documents currently posted to the website 508 compliant.

      Additional information can be found on the Section508.gov Website.

      If you would like to receive a copy of the document listed above before it is posted to our website, please email your request (including your name and mailing address) to our office at dcas@cdc.gov or ocas@cdc.gov.

      Revision Includes: Revised to incorporate the Parks Township facility. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments.

    • Approved September 26, 2008 [1.2 MB (67 pages)]

      About this Document: 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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