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General Activities on Department of Energy (DOE) 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.

2014 Data Search and Capture

JAN

FEB

  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
    Oak Ridge, TN

    Documents from record holdings in the ORNL Records Attic were reviewed to prepare for a future data capture trip.

    The documents apply to the following AWE work sites:

    Work Site
    Information Retrieved

    Allied Chemical Corp.

    Information on uranium hexafluoride

    Baker Brothers

    Documents relating to dose summary matrices and research diaries

  • Iron Mountain
    Boyers, PA

    During this data search and capture effort, 29 boxes of information were reviewed and 46 documents were retrieved. The documents apply to the following work site:

    Work Site
    Information Retrieved

    Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant

    Statement of work related to instrument calibration, instrument calibration worksheets, annual West Annex holdup measurements, confirmatory measurements of Material Balance Area, Cascade general area radiation survey, radiological and operational procedures, engineering evaluation of potential safety significance of neutron conversion factors, and possession of enriched uranium greater than 10%

  • Center for Epidemiological Research
    Oak Ridge, TN

    Thirteen folders of information were reviewed during this data search effort. The documents apply to the following work site:

    Work Site
    Information Retrieved

    Weldon Spring Plant

    Reviewed and noted folder contents in case future data capture trip to the site is needed

MAR

  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    Oak Ridge, TN

    Documents from record holdings in the ORNL Records Attic were reviewed to prepare for a future data capture trip.

    During this effort, 202 documents were retrieved for Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The documents are going through classification review. Chemistry division and chemical technology division periodic reports, process manual, isotopes separations progress reports, radioactive operations committee reports, and reports pertaining to ten radionuclides of interest were retrieved.

  • College Park National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
    College Park, MD

    Thirteen boxes of information were reviewed and 68 documents were retrieved. The documents are going through classification review.

    The documents apply to the following AWE work sites:

    Work Site
    Information Retrieved

    Battelle Laboratories (King Avenue)

    Myrnalloy and uranium shipping, thorium chips and turnings shipped to Ames Laboratory, thorium and uranium inventory, thorium rolling, rolling of U-AL alloy (~20% enriched)

    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

    Field progress report

APR

  • Savannah River Site (SRS)
    Aiken, SC

    During this effort, 4,000 pages of neptunium and thorium records were reviewed. Data was extracted to be put into a neptunium report.

  • Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)
    Oak Ridge, TN

    During this effort, 182 documents and 11 boxes of information were reviewed and 108 documents were retrieved.

    Work Site
    Information Retrieved

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    Technical manuals and radiological survey data

MAY

  • Idaho National Laboratory
    Idaho Falls, ID

    We reviewed 23 boxes of information and retrieved 75 documents for Idaho National Laboratory. The following were retrieved: film calibrations (1952 -1954), neutron data, temporary film badge reports (1969 - 1971), film badge reports (1956 - 1957), external dosimetry cards, neutron-photon surveys, neutron-photon repackaging, monthly samples, photon calibrations, routine and special surveys, pencil dosimeter logs, smear surveys and all area film badge (most likely visitors).

  • Kansas City Plant
    Kansas City, MO

    During this effort, we reviewed 41 boxes of information for Kansas City Plant. We retrieved 35 documents on the following: employee briefing, area inspections, decontamination and maps, emergency management hazard assessment, unusual occurrence, annual inspection by department, site plot and building plans, chronology of building usage, and environmental assessment.

  • Kansas City Plant
    Kansas City, MO

    We conducted site interviews and reviewed documents during this trip. No documents were retrieved.

  • Department of Energy Legacy Management
    Morgantown, WV

    We reviewed 78 boxes of information and retrieved 283 documents during this data search and capture trip.

    Work Site
    Information Retrieved

    Fernald

    Thorium overpack project, occurrence report, thorium fecal baseline requests, health physics plan for thorium, Plant 9 airborne levels and survey data, radiological surveys for various locations, findings on radiological control program (1997-1998), low level thorium waste characterization, surveillance of air monitoring, radiological program assessment, radiological control technical building, surveillance of personnel air sampling, mixed drum sampling, incidents, thorium bioassay investigation, and site nuclear material inventory

JUN

  • Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)
    Oak Ridge, TN

    During this effort, we reviewed seven boxes of information and retrieved 48 documents.

    Work Site
    Information Retrieved

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    Reviewed and captured Health Physics logbooks (air monitoring records, smear survey data, neutron monitoring data, finger ring data, bioassay data, evidence that construction workers and work areas were monitored, and description of location and controls employed for specific radionuclides).

  • Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
    Kansas City, MO

    During this effort, we reviewed 16 boxes of information, retrieved 252 documents, and searched INL's database. We reviewed boxes and interviews conducted with current and former INL employees.

  • Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)
    Oak Ridge, TN

    Seventeen boxes of information were reviewed and 114 logbooks were retrieved.

    Work Site
    Information Retrieved

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    Continued review and capture of Health Physics logbooks (air monitoring records, smear survey data, neutron monitoring data, finger ring data, bioassay data, evidence that construction workers and work areas were monitored, and description of location and controls employed for specific radionuclides).

  • Department of Energy Legacy Management
    Morgantown, WV

    Ninety-two boxes and 44 microfilms were reviewed and 207 documents were retrieved.

    Work Site
    Information Retrieved

    Pinellas Plant

    Quality assurance plan, sampling plan, routine and other radiological survey information, column counting results, stack discharge information, tritium bioassay data, water sample analyses, buried components historical information, air sample data, medical and other X-ray equipment and survey information, health and safety plan, radon screening, characterization report, surveys, and shipment information

  • Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)
    Oak Ridge, TN

    During this effort, we reviewed 19 boxes of information. We retrieved 93 logbooks and 51 documents.

    Work Site
    Information Retrieved

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    Air sampling data, Health Physics Logbooks (air monitoring records, smear survey data, neutron monitoring data, finger ring data, bioassay data, evidence that construction workers and work areas were monitored, and description of location and controls employed for specific radionuclides)

  • Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC)
    Cincinnati, OH

    During this effort, 94 boxes of information were reviewed and 124 documents were retrieved.

    Work Site
    Information Retrieved

    Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant (K-25)

    Decommissioning, decontamination and remediation related primarily to Buildings K-1417, 1420, 1421 and 1422 (work performed by Decon Recovery Services),equipment/area contamination data (no dose rate information), air sample data, initial characterization, final status surveys, work plans, engineering evaluation, survey data, limited exposure data (internal/external), repackaging/relocation of fissile material, site and building plans, and radiation work permits

JUL

  • Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)
    Oak Ridge, TN

    During this effort, we reviewed 43 boxes of information and retrieved 180 logbooks.

    Work Site
    Information Retrieved

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    Reviewed and captured logbooks (air monitoring records, smear survey data, neutron monitoring data, finger ring data, bioassay data, evidence that construction workers and work areas were monitored, and description of location and controls employed for specific radionuclides).

  • San Bruno Federal Records Center
    San Bruno, CA

    During this effort, we reviewed 242 boxes of information and retrieved 364 documents.

    Work Site
    Information Retrieved

    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

    Radiological incidents, radiological procedures, radiological surveys, inter-laboratory comparison (bioassay), cyclotron neutron flux readings, bioassay and air sample results, trip reports, human radiation experiment report, instrument calibration, environmental samples, ARIES data, personnel dosimetry summaries, radiological program audits, whole body counting results, bioassay laboratory logbooks, pulse height data, National Tritium Labeling Facility (Bldg 75) procedures, building/room hoods information, Nuclear Chicago logbooks, radiation safety audits, bioassay data and procedures, delinquent sample reports, and annual environmental reports.

  • Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)
    Oak Ridge, TN

    During this effort, we reviewed eight boxes of information and retrieved 51 logbooks.

    Work Site
    Information Retrieved

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    Reviewed and captured Health Physics logbooks (air monitoring records, smear survey data, neutron monitoring data, finger ring data, bioassay data, evidence that construction workers and work areas were monitored, and description of location and controls employed for specific radionuclides).

  • DOE Legacy Management - Morgantown
    Morgantown, WV

    During this effort, we reviewed 63 boxes of information and retrieved 68 documents.

    Work Site
    Information Retrieved

    Fernald

    Thorium Overpack Project, rad worker training for Rust employees (1986), site access requests, Dosimetry Department reports (1986), Bioassay Program QC/QA audit, internal dosimetry Investigation reports, visitor exposure reports, visitor badging policy, dosimeter memos (1986), dose report for Rust Employees (1986), dose reports for subcontractors, employee dose reports, radiation exposure report, 1985 urinalysis summary, 1968 incident report, 1987 exposure investigations, 1984 exposure report, Type C investigation report (1986), employees extremity exposure (1980) and exposure histories (1968).

  • Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)
    Oak Ridge, TN

    During this effort, we reviewed 31 boxes of information and retrieved 150 logbooks.

    Work Site
    Information Retrieved

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    Reviewed and captured Health Physics logbooks (air monitoring records, smear survey data, neutron monitoring data, finger ring data, bioassay data, evidence that construction workers and work areas were monitored, and description of location and controls employed for specific radionuclides).

  • Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)
    Oak Ridge, TN

    During this effort, we reviewed 12 boxes of information and retrieved 65 logbooks.

    Work Site
    Information Retrieved

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    Reviewed and captured Health Physics logbooks (air monitoring records, smear survey data, neutron monitoring data, finger ring data, bioassay data, evidence that construction workers and work areas were monitored, and description of location and controls employed for specific radionuclides).

AUG

  • Department of Energy Headquarters
    Germantown, MD

    During this data reconnaissance trip, we received information on the Nuclear Materials Management & Safeguards System (NMMSS) for the following work sites:

    Work Site
    Hanford
    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory (X-10/ORNL)
    Oak Ridge, TN

    We reviewed documents in the ORNL Research Library for Radiation Work Permits during this data reconnaissance effort.

  • Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)
    Oak Ridge, TN

    Eighty boxes of information were reviewed and 184 documents were retrieved. The documents apply to the following DOE work site:

    Work Site
    Information Retrieved
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory Files from the Lab Director's collection, High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) collection, and K.Z. Morgan collection
  • Department of Energy
    Richland, WA

    During this data capture effort, 53 documents were retrieved. The documents apply to the following DOE work sites:

    Work Site
    Information Retrieved
    Hanford Lung dose status lists, identification of Hanford workers who have unevaluated potential lung dose, dosimetry points of contacts (1984-1991), tritium radioluminescent devices health and safety manual, personnel dosimetry annual report for 1986, list of Hanford contractors and work, tritium dose calculation, tritium personnel exposure data processing output, tritium bioassay, internal dosimetry at Hanford, dose equivalent from airborne tritium
    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 2005 aerial photos, facility square footage summary, radionuclide air emissions reports (2003-2011), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory site radionuclides air emissions (2010 -2011)
  • Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)
    Oak Ridge, TN

    We retrieved documents that were selected during a previous trip for the following work site:

    Work Site
    Information Retrieved
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory Completed copying logbooks that were selected previously
  • Rocky Flats Interviewee Residence
    Denver, CO

    Thirteen boxes of information were reviewed but not retrieved because they were already in our site research database.

  • Rocky Flats Legacy Management
    Westminster, CO

    Ten boxes of information were reviewed and 3 documents were retrieved during this effort. Documents from the Rundo experiment, 1991 work order to establish a formal body count and bioassay program in Building 771, 1964 body counter background, and calibration plots were retrieved.

  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory (X-10/ORNL)
    Oak Ridge, TN

    During this data reconnaissance trip, we requested a search of holdings for records of the isotopes on the infeasibility list. We also visited the dosimetry records storage area and boxes of Radiation Work Permits that are not indexed.

  • Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)
    Oak Ridge, TN

    One CD containing 100 documents was retrieved during this data reconnaissance effort. The documents apply to the following DOE work site:

    Work Site
    Information Retrieved
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) and Nuclear Science and Technology Division (NSTD) records; Radiochemical Engineering Development Center (REDC) records held in Building 4500S (but most were isotope shipping records which were not of interest)
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    Livermore, CA

    Five documents were reviewed and retrieved during this effort. Meeting minutes for Project Pluto were retrieved.

  • Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)
    Oak Ridge, TN

    Fifty-nine boxes of information were reviewed and 122 logbooks were retrieved. The documents apply to the following DOE work site:

    Work Site
    Information Retrieved
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory Completed effort to review the Health Physics logbooks (air monitoring records, smear survey data, neutron monitoring data, finger ring data, bioassay data, evidence that construction workers and work areas were monitored, and description of location and controls employed for specific radionuclides)
  • Department of Energy
    Richland, WA

    During this data capture effort, databases were retrieved and staff received approximately 40 documents from an interviewee. Staff received training on the classified computer system, interviewed two Hanford employees, and had discussions on various databases.

    The documents apply to the following DOE work site:

    Work Site
    Hanford
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    Berkeley, CA

    Seven folders of information were reviewed during this effort for Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Nineteen documents were retrieved.

  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    Livermore, CA

    During this effort, seventeen boxes of information were reviewed and 46 documents were retrieved. The documents relate to Project Pluto including, organization arrangements and responsibilities, staff meeting minutes, off site radiological safety reports, TORY II testing, Pluto Technical Notes (PTN), Hot box radiation hazards, and safety procedures.

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NOV

DEC

Memorandum of Understanding Between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Energy

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) serves to set forth the authorities, responsibilities, and procedures between the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Energy to conduct statutorily mandated activities required to assist with claims processing under The Act.

 
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