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.
Petition 108Jun 1, 1960 to Dec 31, 1980
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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
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
SEC Petition Evaluation Report
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
HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition
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
Letter to DOL Regarding the Addition of a New Class of Employees to the SEC
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 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.
- NIOSH/DCAS: NIOSH Responses to SC&A Review of ORAUT-TKBS-0041, Rev. 02: Site Profile for Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation, Apollo and Parks Township, Pennsylvania Response Paper, Rev. 0-A [859 KB (19 pages)]
May 14, 2015
- SC&A Draft: Review of the NIOSH Site Profile for Nuclear Materials and Equipment Parks Township and Apollo Sites [834 KB (74 pages)]
April 19, 2013
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 email@example.com 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.
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
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.
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
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Revision Includes: Revised to incorporate the Parks Township facility. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments.
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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