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Radiation Dose Reconstruction


Pacific Proving Grounds (PPG)
(Site Profile/Docket Number 080)

Location: Marshall Islands, Marshall Islands

Note: The Pacific Proving Grounds included Bikini Atoll, Enewetak Atoll, Johnston Island (nuclear weapons testing activities only), and Christmas Island (U. S. nuclear weapons testing activities only).

Site Profile

Summary Site Profile for the Pacific Proving Grounds
(Approved August 30, 2006)
this document in PDF PDF 237 KB (18 pages)

About this document: New document to describe the Pacific Proving Ground and other oceanic test locations to enable the preparation of dose reconstructions.

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Technical Information Bulletins (TIBs)

At the current time, there are no TIBs for the Pacific Proving Grounds.

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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 PPG 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 the PPG:

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

Advisory Board Work Group on Pacific Proving Grounds

This Work Group is responsible for a review of the Pacific Proving Grounds Site Profile and a review of the Site Profile by the Board's contractor (SC&A). The Work Group considers issues identified by SC&A concerning the Site Profile and assists NIOSH and SC&A in the resolution of such issues. The Work Group may recommend to the Board changes in the Site Profile as appropriate.

  • Work Group Members

    James E. Lockey (Chair)
    Henry A. Anderson, M.D.
    R. William Field, Ph.D., M.S.
    Loretta R. Valerio

  • Meeting Information

    • No meetings have been announced at this time

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Comments on PPG Documents

How to Submit Comments
Comments on Pacific Proving Grounds documents can be submitted to the NIOSH Docket Officer electronically by e-mail at 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 (080) on all comments.

Comments Received

At this time, no comments have been submitted on Pacific Proving Grounds Site Profile.

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Special Exposure Cohort Petition Information for Pacific Proving Grounds

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Page last updated: July 3, 2014
Page last reviewed: August 25, 2014
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Division of Compensation Analysis and Support