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2015 General Activities on Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE) Cases

DCAS will reconstruct radiation doses by evaluating all appropriate data relevant to which an individual worker or group of workers have been exposed, particularly when radiation monitoring data are unavailable, incomplete, or of poor quality. The data used for the dose reconstructions will be obtained through requests sent to DOE and data search and capture efforts.

DCAS along with Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), the contractor hired to support NIOSH's responsibilities under The Act, have been involved in data search and capture efforts. These efforts are being conducted at various DOE sites and federal and private records storage locations throughout the United States to retrieve radiation monitoring data needed to conduct dose reconstructions.

2015 Data Search and Capture

JAN

  • US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Public Document Room
    Rockville, MD

    During this trip, 1,071 documents on microfiche were reviewed and 250 documents were retrieved.

    Work Site
    Information Retrieved

    West Valley Demonstration Project

    Safety evaluation, waste acceptance process, legal motion for stay, license related documentation, progress report, decommissioning criteria, facility operations transfer, environmental reports, trip reports, weekly activity reports, site historical overview, contamination soil consolidation proposal, high level waste storage, and emergency response information

FEB

  • State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Radiation
    Trenton, NJ

    Seven boxes of information were reviewed and 32 documents were retrieved.

    Work Site
    Information Retrieved

    Westinghouse Electric Company (Bloomfield)

    Survey plans for various buildings, NRC inspection timeline and site visit, safety evaluation for unrestricted release, 1992 confirmatory survey, 1990 confirmatory survey, 1969 list of radionuclides and quantities on site, and 2010 groundwater radiological sample results

  • U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Public Document Room
    Rockville, MD

    Staff reviewed data on microfiche and retrieved 50 documents.

    Work Site
    Information Retrieved

    Carborundum (Parkersburg, WV)

    Environmental samples, area area thermal luminescent dosimeters, site chronology, license information, thorium/uranium waste

MAR

  • Atlanta National Archives & Records Administration (NARA)
    Morrow, GA

    Six boxes of information were reviewed and three documents were retrieved.

    Work Site
    Information Retrieved

    Carborundum Company

    Contract proposals, correspondence between Carborundum and Atomic Energy Commission

    Westinghouse Electric

    Weekly reports

  • Kansas City Federal Records Center
    Lee's Summit, MO

    During this trip, 113 boxes of documents were reviewed and 663 documents were retrieved.

    Work Site
    Information Retrieved

    West Valley Demonstration Project

    Dosimetry results, procedures, and complete bioassay packages from off site labs

  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    Oak Ridge, TN

    Three boxes of information were reviewed and five documents were retrieved during this effort.

    Work Site
    Information Retrieved

    Carborundum Company

    Documents relating to chemicals, security, and uranium moncarbide

MAY

  • Department of Energy
    Richland, WA

    Research results were reviewed and two documents were retrieved.

    Work Site
    Information Retrieved

    Carborundum Company

    Research results in response to DOE Richland's searches on their databases

AUG

  • Atlanta National Archives and Records Administration
    Morrow, GA

    Fifty-six boxes of information were reviewed and 44 documents were retrieved.

    Work Site
    Information Retrieved

    Carborundum Co.

    Monthly progress report, proposal related to plutonium/silicon, contract information

    Linde Air Products

    Medical history document, processing information

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Progress reports, various memos in a "diary"

  • Oak Ridge Operations Office - Records Holding Task Group
    Oak Ridge, TN

    Twelve boxes of information were reviewed and 188 documents were retrieved during this effort.

    Work Site
    Information Retrieved

    Harshaw Chemical Company

    Process controls, exposure levels, employee lists, work histories, work locations for employees and job titles, medical exams, urinalysis results, film badge results, job descriptions, AEC reports, criticisms of sample collection techniques, Area C documents, floor plans

    Simonds Saw and Steel Co.

    Occupational airborne exposures, film badge results, urinalysis results, employee work assignments and locations, an employee list

SEP

  • Kansas City Federal Records Center
    Lee's Summit, MO

    During this effort, staff reviewed 197 boxes of information and retrieved 727 documents.

    Work Site
    Information Retrieved

    West Valley Demonstration Project

    Personnel dosimetry

  • Department of Energy (DOE)
    Richland, WA

    Staff reviewed the contents of a CD and requested 19 documents from it.

    Work Site
    Carborundum Co.

OCT

  • Goldberg, Persky & White P.C
    Pittsburgh, PA

    During this data reconnaissance trip to review Dr. Mancuso’s research, approximately 310 boxes were reviewed that pertained to various sites. Eighty-five boxes of information will be shipped to the Cincinnati Operations Center.

    The focus of this trip was to capture anything related to EEOICP such as radiation, beryllium, or other EEOICP needs, including death certificates. Additionally, there was information related to individual employment information that may be helpful to the Department of Labor. A large portion of the boxes were related to non-EEOICP sites.

  • Kansas City Federal Records Center (Lee's Summit)
    Lee's Summit, MO

    During this trip, staff reviewed 118 boxes of information and retrieved 779 documents.

    Work Site
    Information Retrieved

    West Valley Demonstration Project

    Personnel exposure information, radiation protection quarterly reports, radiation control manuals, ALARA summary, air sample data, radiological surveys, radiography surveys, radiation project logbooks, whole body count daily checks, safety analysis reports, surveys in non-radiological areas, review of internal and bioassay programs, radiation protection plan, radiation protection performance indicators, and respiratory protection program review

DEC

  • Kansas City Federal Records Center
    Lee's Summit, MO

    Staff retrieved 25 boxes of information during this data capture effort.

    Work Site
    Information Retrieved

    West Valley Demonstration Project

    Scanned boxes of personal dosimetery data that was selected during previous site visits

 
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