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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

Site Profile

Site Profile for Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation, Apollo and Parks Township, Pennsylvania
(Revised November 26, 2012)
this document in PDF PDF 1 MB (89 pages)

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.

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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.

At the current time, no PERs or PEPs specific to NUMEC--Parks Township have been developed. However, we have developed PERs and PEPs that pertain to multiple sites. To view all PERs and PEPs that have been developed, please refer to the Program Evaluation Reports (PERs) and Program Evaluation Plans (PEPs) page.

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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 NUMEC--Parks Township:

At the current time, worker outreach activities have not been scheduled.

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Advisory Board and NIOSH Comments and Discussion Papers on 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.

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Public Comments on 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 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 (136) on all comments.

Comments Received

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

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Special Exposure Cohort Petition Information for NUMEC--Parks Township

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Previous Versions of NUMEC--Parks Township Documents


  • Site Profile for Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation, Apollo and Parks Township, Pennsylvania

    • Revised February 26, 2010
      this document in PDF PDF 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
      this document in PDF PDF 1.8 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
      (89 pages)

      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 Web site. We are working towards making this document and other documents currently posted to the Web site 508 compliant.

      Additional information can be found on the Section508.gov Web site.
      External Link: http://www.section508.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=content&ID=12


      If you would like to receive a copy of the document listed above before it is posted to our Web site, 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
      this document in PDF PDF 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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Page last updated: May 21, 2013
Page last reviewed: August 10, 2013
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