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Radiation Dose Reconstruction

 

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.

2014 Data Search and Capture Efforts for DOE Cases

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.

Listed below are the data search and capture efforts for DOE sites that occurred during 2014. When available, we have included the sites for which information was recovered. The most recent efforts are at the top of the list.

To locate a data search and capture effort, click on one of the months below. A list of efforts that occurred during that month will be displayed.

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February Data Search and Capture Efforts
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

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

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  • 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%

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

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Technical Documents Used in Dose Reconstruction

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. General information on these documents and a listing of approved technical documents can be found on the Technical Documents Used in Dose Reconstruction page.

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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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Page last updated: March 14, 2014
Page last reviewed: January 2, 2014
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Division of Compensation Analysis and Support