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NIOSH Program Area:

Radiation Dose Reconstruction

 

Savannah River Site (SRS)
(Site Profile/Docket Number 012)

Location: Aiken, South Carolina

Technical Basis Document


Technical Basis Document for the Savannah River Site to be Used for EEOICPA Dose Reconstructions
(Revised April 5, 2005)
this document in PDF PDF 4 MB (248 pages)

Revision Includes: Adds Section 3.1.3 and Attachment C.3 to include ingestion of foodstuffs.

  • Occupational Medical Dose Section
    (Revised November 30, 2009)
    this document in PDF PDF 151 KB (23 pages)

    Revision Includes: This revision is updated with newly acquired captured information. Includes Attributions and Annotations section. Specific changes are as follows: Added specific technique factors for PA and LAT projections for Type I machines and for LAT projections for Types II through IV machines in Table 3-3. Added Table 3-4. Rearranged the various sections and changed section headings: Section 3.3.1 changed from X-ray Apparatus to Photofluorography; Section 3.3.2 from Collimation to Radiography; Moved the existing section 3.4.2 on Collimation to Section 3.4. Added Section 3.3.3. Replaced the text in the existing Section 3.5 that contained example calculations of doses for the various projection types with two paragraphs of new text describing how doses were assigned. The original Table B.2 is now Table 3.9. All organ doses for the period 1950-1970 for Type I X-ray equipment have decreased; also doses for the male lungs and female bone marrow have been added. Entrance air kerma and skin doses for the PA and LAT projections have been deleted from Table 3-9. Table 3-10 and Table 3-11 have been added. The discussion regarding the four potential sources of uncertainty has been deleted except for the final statement to assume a +30% uncertainty at the 99% confidence level as stated in OTIB- 0006. Changed reported range on technique factors for the Picker machine. Values added to Table 3-3; The calculated entrance and exit skin doses were compared to the measured entrance and exit skin doses of Cooley (Cooley, 1967) made on the mobile Picker machine for the PA chest for the 1950-1970 time period. The comparison is shown in Table 3-7. The 21% uncertainty derived from the Cooley measurements is substituted into the root mean square calculation for combined uncertainty instead of the 10% value initially reported from this source of uncertainty in ORAUT-OTIB 0006 (2005). As a result of this substitution, the resulting combined, standard uncertainty is 34%, and rounded up to 35%. Skin doses were put into a different table format to more closely match the skin dose tools. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments. Constitutes a total rewrite of the document.

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Technical Information Bulletins (TIBs)

  • External Coworker Dosimetry Data for the Savannah River Site
    this document in PDF PDF 137 KB (10 pages)

    Document Number: ORAUT-OTIB-0032 Rev-00 PC-1

    About this Document: Provides information to allow Dose Reconstructors (Health Physicists) to assign doses to Savannah River Site workers who have no or limited monitoring data, based on site coworker data.

    Page Change Revision: November 7, 2006

    Page Change Revision Includes: Page change revision due to release of ORAUT-OTIB- 0052 Rev 00. Updates required language on page 4 in Section 1.0. References ORAUT-OTIB-0052 Rev 00 on page 6 in Section 5.0. Completes Section 8.0 on page 8. Revises title of Table 3 on page 10. No changes occurred as a result of formal internal review. This revision results in an increase in assigned dose and a PER is required.


  • Internal Coworker Dosimetry Data for the Savannah River Site (SRS)
    this document in PDF PDF 1.08 MB (96 pages)

    Document Number: ORAUT-OTIB-0081 Rev-02

    About this Document: Provides internal coworker data for the Savannah River Site.

    Revised: December 16, 2013

    Revision Includes: Adds dose reconstruction guidance for radionuclide assignment in response to an Advisory Board request. Text added in Section 5.0 and a new Table 5-1 added. Intake rates for Cm and Cf added for the pre-1995 time period. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments.


  • Interpretation of External Dosimetry Records at the Savannah River Site (SRS)
    this document in PDF PDF 17 KB (3 pages)

    Document Number: OCAS-TIB-006 Rev-02

    About this Document: Provides guidance on the Interpretation of External Dosimetry Records at the Savannah River Site.

    Revised: October 4, 2007

    Revision Includes: Clarification of applicability per SC&A comments. This revision replaces guidance found in the SRS Site Profile dated April 5, 2005.


  • Maximum Internal Dose Estimates for Savannah River Site (SRS) Claims
    this document in PDF PDF 155 KB (14 pages)

    Document Number: ORAUT-OTIB-0001 Rev-00

    About this Document: Describes the maximum internal dose estimates for Savannah River Site (SRS) claims.

    Approved: July 15, 2003


  • Neutron Exposures at the Savannah River Site
    this document in PDF PDF 35 KB (6 pages)

    Document Number: OCAS-TIB-007 Rev-01

    About this Document: Provides guidance on when neutrons exposure should be included in SRS dose reconstructions.

    Revised: October 15, 2007

    Revision Includes: Clarification of locations, occupations, and time periods for which this TIB applies.


  • Savannah River Site Tritium Dose Assignment

    About this Document: This Technical Information Bulletin is no longer available. The information contained in this document can now be found in:

    Technical Information Bulletin: Tritium Calculated and Missed Dose Estimates
    this document in PDF PDF 102 KB (9 pages)

    Document Number: ORAUT-OTIB-0011 Rev-00

    Approved: June 29, 2004

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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.

  • PER 1: Misinterpreted Dosimetry Records Resulting in an Underestimate of Missed Dose in Savannah River Site Dose Reconstructions
    this document in PDF PDF 958 KB (4 pages)

    Document Number: OCAS-PER-0001 Rev-00

    About this Document: Describes the evaluation of the programmatic effect of the misinterpreted dosimetry records resulting in an underestimate of the missed dose for Savannah River Site dose reconstructions.

    Approved: September 8, 2003

    Summary: While the underestimated missed dose resulted in a non-claimant favorable estimate of missed dose, the overestimated onsite ambient dose offset this underestimate. As a result, no further evaluation is necessary because the offset still resulted in a slight claimant favorable bias in the dose estimate and resulting probability of causation.


  • PER 2: Error in Surrogate Organ Assignment Resulting in an Underestimate of X-ray Dose in Savannah River Site Dose Reconstructions
    this document in PDF PDF 482 KB (4 pages)

    Document Number: OCAS-PER-0002 Rev-00

    About this Document: Describes the evaluation of the programmatic effect of an error in surrogate organ assignment resulting in a potential underestimate of the X-ray dose for certain Savannah River Site dose reconstructions.

    Approved: December 15, 2003

    Summary: An error in surrogate organ assignment for the liver, gall bladder and spleen (ovaries was assigned instead of lung) resulted in the underestimation of X-ray organ doses in three completed dose reconstructions. The impact on the probability of causation in these three cases has been evaluated and found to be minimal (<0.5%), and the probable compensability status of these claims was unaffected. No revision of any completed dose reconstructions is warranted; however, to preclude future occurrences of this error, revisions of several Technical Basis Documents has been initiated.


  • PER 19: The Effect of Additional Neutron Dose Data from the Savannah River Site
    this document in PDF PDF 20 KB (2 pages)

    Document Number: OCAS-PER-0019 Rev-00

    About this Document: New document to report the impact of additional neutron dose data received from the Savannah River Site.

    Approved: May 18, 2007

    Summary: Dosimetry records are requested from the Savannah River Site for each claim received from the Department of Labor with Savannah River employment. This data is used in reconstructing the individuals' radiation dose. The Savannah River site notified NIOSH that additional data pertaining to neutron dosimetry was not sent for several claims. The additional data has since been received and added to the original dosimetry data.

    Previously completed claims were re-evaluated to determine the affect of this new data on the individual claims. This Program Evaluation Report (PER) was prepared to report the results of that evaluation.

  • PER 30: Savannah River Site TBD Revisions
    this document in PDF PDF 31 KB (3 pages)

    Document Number: OCAS-PER-0030 Rev-00

    About this Document: Document to determine which previously completed claims require evaluation for the effect of revising the Savannah River Site TBD.

    Approved: December 18, 2007

    Summary: There were 54 Savannah River Site claims completed prior to August 21, 2003, (issue date of revision 1) with a probability of Causation below 50%. The dose reconstruction methodology of each will be reviewed to determine if a new dose reconstruction is necessary to determine if the revisions increase the dose estimate. NIOSH will review these dose reconstructions to determine if they meet any of the criteria listed in this PER. NIOSH will provide DOL with the list of 54 claims as well as a determination on each claim as to whether a new dose estimate is required. Documentation for each claim not requiring a new dose reconstruction will provide the basis for that determination.

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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 Savannah River Site:

  • May 22, 2008
    Meetings with current and former workers
    1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

    Final Minutes
    this document in PDF PDF 130 KB (29 pages)

  • September 14, 2004
    The minutes have not been finalized.

  • November 11, 2003
    The minutes have not been finalized.

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Advisory Board Work Group on Savannah River Site

This Work Group is responsible for a review of the Savannah River Site Profile (as revised) and a review of the Site Profile by the Board's contractor (SC&A). The Work Group shall consider issues identified by SC&A concerning the site profile and shall assist 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. The Work Group is also responsible for a review of SEC petitions from Savannah River Site petitioners, the resultant SEC Petition Evaluations from NIOSH, and any SC&A reviews of the SEC Petitions and NIOSH Petition Evaluations. The Work Group shall assist NIOSH and SC&A in the resolution of issues concerning the petitions and should strive to develop a recommendation to the Board on whether a class should be added to the SEC.

  • Work Group Members

    Mark Griffon (Chair)
    Bradley P. Clawson
    James E. Lockey, M.D., M.S.
    Phillip Schofield

  • Meeting Information

    • February 26, 2014
      Teleconference Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on Savannah River Site (SRS)

      10:00 a.m. (Eastern time)

      This meeting is open to the public, but without a public comment period. Teleconference call access is available for this meeting and it is limited only by the number of ports available. To access the meeting via the teleconference call access, you must dial 1-866-659-0537. To be automatically connected to the meeting, you will need to enter the following participant code: 9933701.

      Agenda
      this document in PDF PDF 15 KB (1 page)

      Transcript
      this document in PDF PDF 450 KB (211 pages)

      Discussion Papers:

      Please note that as part of the procedures and processes of the Advisory Board's Work Groups, several kinds of pre-decisional documents may be developed. These documents, which can include white papers, matrices, working drafts, etc., are distributed among the Work Group members as research and background tools to facilitate discussion and deliberation. The discussions during the above meeting may cover a pre-decisional document. Because these types of documents are pre-decisional in nature, may contain sensitive information, and may change over time, they are not posted on our Web site. These finalized, reviewed and redacted pre-decisional documents are also available to other interested parties through an appropriate Freedom of Information Act request. Requests for documents not in the public domain should be submitted to the CDC/ATSDR Freedom of Information Act Office at foiarequests@cdc.gov

    • February 5, 2014--TIME CHANGE
      Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on Savannah River Site (SRS)

      10:00 a.m. (Eastern time)

      Cincinnati Airport Marriott
      2395 Progress Dr.
      Hebron, KY 41048
      859-586-0166

      This meeting is open to the public, but without a public comment period. Teleconference call access is available for this meeting and it is limited only by the number of ports available. To access the meeting via the teleconference call access, you must dial 1-866-659-0537. To be automatically connected to the meeting, you will need to enter the following participant code: 9933701.

      Agenda
      this document in PDF PDF 31 KB (1 page)

      Transcript
      this document in PDF PDF 698 KB (355 pages)

      Presentations:

      Discussion Papers:

      Please note that as part of the procedures and processes of the Advisory Board's Work Groups, several kinds of pre-decisional documents may be developed. These documents, which can include white papers, matrices, working drafts, etc., are distributed among the Work Group members as research and background tools to facilitate discussion and deliberation. The discussions during the above meeting may cover a pre-decisional document. Because these types of documents are pre-decisional in nature, may contain sensitive information, and may change over time, they are not posted on our Web site. These finalized, reviewed and redacted pre-decisional documents are also available to other interested parties through an appropriate Freedom of Information Act request. Requests for documents not in the public domain should be submitted to the CDC/ATSDR Freedom of Information Act Office at foiarequests@cdc.gov

    • February 12, 2013
      Teleconference Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on Savannah River Site (SRS)

      1:00 p.m. (Eastern time)

      This meeting is open to the public, but without a public comment period. Teleconference call access is available for this meeting and it is limited only by the number of ports available. To access the meeting via the teleconference call access, you must dial 1-866-659-0537. To be automatically connected to the meeting, you will need to enter the following participant code: 9933701.

      Agenda
      this document in PDF PDF 16 KB (1 page)

      Transcript
      this document in PDF PDF 262 KB (76 pages)

      Please note that as part of the procedures and processes of the Advisory Board's Work Groups, several kinds of pre-decisional documents may be developed. These documents, which can include white papers, matrices, working drafts, etc., are distributed among the Work Group members as research and background tools to facilitate discussion and deliberation. The discussions during the above meeting may cover a pre-decisional document. Because these types of documents are pre- decisional in nature, may contain sensitive information, and may change over time, they are not posted on our Web site. These finalized, reviewed and redacted pre- decisional documents are also available to other interested parties through an appropriate Freedom of Information Act request. Requests for documents not in the public domain should be submitted to the CDC/ATSDR Freedom of Information Act Office at foiarequests@cdc.gov.

    • December 2, 2011
      Teleconference Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on Savannah River Site (SRS)

      10:00 a.m. (Eastern time)

      This meeting is open to the public, but without a public comment period. Teleconference call access is available for this meeting and it is limited only by the number of ports available. To access the meeting via the teleconference call access, you must dial 1-866-659-0537. To be automatically connected to the meeting, you will need to enter the following participant code: 9933701.

      Agenda
      this document in PDF PDF 15 KB (1 page)

      Transcript
      this document in PDF PDF 628 KB (99 pages)

      Please note that as part of the procedures and processes of the Advisory Board's Work Groups, several kinds of pre-decisional documents may be developed. These documents, which can include white papers, matrices, working drafts, etc., are distributed among the Work Group members as research and background tools to facilitate discussion and deliberation. The discussions during the above meeting may cover a pre-decisional document. Because these types of documents are pre-decisional in nature, may contain sensitive information, and may change over time, they are not posted on our Web site. These finalized, reviewed and redacted pre-decisional documents are also available to other interested parties through an appropriate Freedom of Information Act request. Requests for documents not in the public domain should be submitted to the CDC/ATSDR Freedom of Information Act Office at foiarequests@cdc.gov.

    • August 12, 2011
      Teleconference Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on Savannah River Site (SRS)

      8:30 a.m. (Eastern time)

      This meeting is open to the public, but without a public comment period. Teleconference call access is available for this meeting and it is limited only by the number of ports available. To access the meeting via the teleconference call access, you must dial 1-866-659-0537. To be automatically connected to the meeting, you will need to enter the following participant code: 9933701.

      Agenda
      this document in PDF PDF 15 KB (1 page)

      Transcript
      this document in PDF PDF 306 KB (116 pages)

      Please note that as part of the procedures and processes of the Advisory Board's Work Groups, several kinds of pre-decisional documents may be developed. These documents, which can include white papers, matrices, working drafts, etc., are distributed among the Work Group members as research and background tools to facilitate discussion and deliberation. The discussions during the above meeting may cover a pre-decisional document. Because these types of documents are pre-decisional in nature, may contain sensitive information, and may change over time, they are not posted on our Web site. These finalized, reviewed and redacted pre-decisional documents are also available to other interested parties through an appropriate Freedom of Information Act request. Requests for documents not in the public domain should be submitted to the CDC/ATSDR Freedom of Information Act Office at foiarequests@cdc.gov.

    • February 3, 2011
      Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on Savannah River Site

      Cincinnati Airport Marriott
      2395 Progress Dr.
      Hebron, KY 41048
      (859) 586-0166

      9:00 a.m. (Eastern time)

      This meeting is open to the public, but without a public comment period. Teleconference call access is available for this meeting and it is limited only by the number of ports available. To access the meeting via the teleconference call access, you must dial 1-866-659-0537. To be automatically connected to the meeting, you will need to enter the following participant code: 9933701.

      Agenda
      this document in PDF PDF 21 KB (2 pages)

      Transcript
      this document in PDF PDF 812 KB (315 pages)

      Please note that as part of the procedures and processes of the Advisory Board's Work Groups, several kinds of pre-decisional documents may be developed. These documents, which can include white papers, matrices, working drafts, etc., are distributed among the Work Group members as research and background tools to facilitate discussion and deliberation. The discussions during the above meeting may cover a pre-decisional document. Because these types of documents are pre-decisional in nature, may contain sensitive information, and may change over time, they are not posted on our Web site. These finalized, reviewed and redacted pre-decisional documents are also available to other interested parties through an appropriate Freedom of Information Act request. Requests for documents not in the public domain should be submitted to the CDC/ATSDR Freedom of Information Act Office at foiarequests@cdc.gov.

    • January 20, 2011--POSTPONED
      Note: This meeting will be rescheduled at a later date.


      Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on Savannah River Site

      Cincinnati Airport Marriott
      2395 Progress Dr.
      Hebron, KY 41048
      (859) 586-0166

      9:00 a.m. (Eastern time)

      This meeting is open to the public, but without a public comment period. Teleconference call access is available for this meeting and it is limited only by the number of ports available. To access the meeting via the teleconference call access, you must dial 1-866-659-0537. To be automatically connected to the meeting, you will need to enter the following participant code: 9933701.

      An agenda will be provided at a later date.

      Please note that as part of the procedures and processes of the Advisory Board's Work Groups, several kinds of pre-decisional documents may be developed. These documents, which can include white papers, matrices, working drafts, etc., are distributed among the Work Group members as research and background tools to facilitate discussion and deliberation. The discussions during the above meeting may cover a pre-decisional document. Because these types of documents are pre-decisional in nature, may contain sensitive information, and may change over time, they are not posted on our Web site. These finalized, reviewed and redacted pre-decisional documents are also available to other interested parties through an appropriate Freedom of Information Act request. Requests for documents not in the public domain should be submitted to the CDC/ATSDR Freedom of Information Act Office at foiarequests@cdc.gov.

    • November 10, 2010
      Teleconference Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on Savannah River Site

      1:30 p.m. (Eastern time)

      This meeting is open to the public, but without a public comment period. Teleconference call access is available for this meeting and it is limited only by the number of ports available. To access the meeting via the teleconference call access, you must dial 1-866-659-0537. To be automatically connected to the meeting, you will need to enter the following participant code: 9933701.

      An agenda will be provided at a later date.

      Transcript
      this document in PDF PDF 289 KB (109 pages)

      Please note that as part of the procedures and processes of the Advisory Board's Work Groups, several kinds of pre-decisional documents may be developed. These documents, which can include white papers, matrices, working drafts, etc., are distributed among the Work Group members as research and background tools to facilitate discussion and deliberation. The discussions during the above meeting may cover a pre-decisional document. Because these types of documents are pre-decisional in nature, may contain sensitive information, and may change over time, they are not posted on our Web site. These finalized, reviewed and redacted pre-decisional documents are also available to other interested parties through an appropriate Freedom of Information Act request. Requests for documents not in the public domain should be submitted to the CDC/ATSDR Freedom of Information Act Office at foiarequests@cdc.gov.

    • May 5, 2010
      Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on the Savannah River Site

      Cincinnati Airport Marriott
      2395 Progress Dr.
      Hebron, KY 41048
      (859) 586-0166

      9:30 a.m. (Eastern time)

      This meeting is open to the public, but without a public comment period. Teleconference call access is available for this meeting and it is limited only by the number of ports available. To access the meeting via the teleconference call access, you must dial 1-866-659-0537. To be automatically connected to the meeting, you will need to enter the following participant code: 9933701.

      Agenda
      this document in PDF PDF 13 KB (1 page)

      Transcript
      this document in PDF PDF 928 KB (343 pages)

      Please note that as part of the procedures and processes of the Advisory Board's Work Groups, several kinds of pre-decisional documents may be developed. These documents, which can include white papers, matrices, working drafts, etc., are distributed among the Work Group members as research and background tools to facilitate discussion and deliberation. The discussions during the above meeting may cover a pre-decisional document. Because these types of documents are pre-decisional in nature, may contain sensitive information, and may change over time, they are not posted on our Web site. These finalized, reviewed and redacted pre-decisional documents are also available to other interested parties through an appropriate Freedom of Information Act request. Requests for documents not in the public domain should be submitted to the CDC/ATSDR Freedom of Information Act Office at foiarequests@cdc.gov.

    • January 19, 2010
      Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on the Savannah River Site

      Cincinnati Airport Marriott
      2395 Progress Dr.
      Hebron, KY 41048
      (859) 586-0166

      9:30 a.m. (Eastern time)

      This meeting is open to the public, but without a public comment period. Teleconference call access is available for this meeting and it is limited only by the number of ports available. To access the meeting via the teleconference call access, you must dial 1-866-659-0537. To be automatically connected to the meeting, you will need to enter the following participant code: 9933701.

      An agenda will be provided at a later date.

      Items for discussion:

      Issues Matrix for the Savannah River Site SEC Petition and Petition Evaluation Report
      this document in PDF PDF 156 KB (17 pages)

      Transcript
      this document in PDF PDF 672 KB (307 pages)

      Please note that as part of the procedures and processes of the Advisory Board's Work Groups, several kinds of pre-decisional documents may be developed. These documents, which can include white papers, matrices, working drafts, etc., are distributed among the Work Group members as research and background tools to facilitate discussion and deliberation. The discussions during the above meeting may cover a pre-decisional document. Because these types of documents are pre-decisional in nature, may contain sensitive information, and may change over time, they are not posted on our Web site. These finalized, reviewed and redacted pre-decisional documents are also available to other interested parties through an appropriate Freedom of Information Act request. Requests for documents not in the public domain should be submitted to the CDC/ATSDR Freedom of Information Act Office at foiarequests@cdc.gov.

    • November 14, 2006
      Meeting of the Work Group of the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health
      Holiday Inn Cincinnati Airport
      1717 Airport Exchange Blvd.
      Erlanger, KY 41018
      (859) 371-2233

      MEETING POSTPONED--the meeting will be rescheduled at a later date

      This meeting is open to the public, but without a public comment period. Teleconference call access is available for this meeting and it is limited only by the number of ports available. To access the meeting via the teleconference call access, you must dial 1-866-643-6504. To be automatically connected to the meeting, you will need to enter the following participant code: 9448550.

      Agenda: This meeting has been scheduled to discuss the SRS Site Profile review.

    • August 22, 2006
      Meeting of the Work Group of the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health
      Holiday Inn Cincinnati Airport
      1717 Airport Exchange Blvd.
      Erlanger, KY 41018
      (859) 371-2233

      9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

      This meeting is open to the public, but without a public comment period. Teleconference call access is available for this meeting and it is limited only by the number of ports available. To access the meeting via the teleconference call access, you must dial 1-866-643-6504. To be automatically connected to the meeting, you will need to enter the following participant code: 9448550.

      Agenda: This meeting has been scheduled to discuss the Savannah River Site, Site Profile document.

      Transcript
      this document in PDF PDF 463 KB (253 pages)

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Advisory Board and NIOSH Comments and Discussion Papers on SRS

The SRS 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 has been cleared for distribution.

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Public Comments on SRS Documents

How to Submit Comments
Comments on Savannah River Site 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 (012) on all comments.

Comments Received

None received at this time.

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Special Exposure Cohort Petition Information for the Savannah River Site

  • SEC Petitions Not Qualifying for Evaluation
    In addition to the petitions listed below, one additional petition was received but did not qualify for evaluation because it did not meet the minimum petition requirements.


  • Classes Added to the SEC

    • All employees of the Department of Energy, its predecessor agencies, and their contractors and subcontractors who worked at the Savannah River Site from January 1, 1953, through September 30, 1972, for a number of work days aggregating at least 250 work days, occurring either solely under this employment or in combination with work days within the parameters established for one or more other classes of employees included in the Special Exposure Cohort.

      Note: This class was established by Petition 103

  • Petitions Qualified for Evaluation
    The two petitions were qualified for evaluation, and later merged together as Petition 103.

Petition 103
Date Received

November 19, 2007

Date Qualified for Evaluation

March 4, 2008

Summary of Information in Petition

Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All workers

Period of Employment: January 1, 1950 through December 31, 2007

and

Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All laborers, foremen, and construction workers

Period of Employment: March 9, 1951 through October 24, 1986

Note: The information above is what qualified for evaluation. During our evaluation of whether dose reconstructions can adequately be completed for the above job titles and period of employment, information may cause NIOSH to change some the dates or job titles/duties. Therefore, as this petition proceeds through the SEC petitioning process and if an SEC class is proposed, the proposed class may not exactly match the above information.

Copy of the Petition Received

November 19, 2010
this document in PDF PDF 4.7 MB (91 pages)

Federal Register Notice Announcing that a Ventron Corporation SEC Petition has met the Minimum Qualifications for Review and Evaluation

March 10, 2008 (Petition 1 and 2)
this document in PDF PDF 82 KB (1 page)

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

November 14, 2008
(January 1, 1950 through December 31, 2007) this document in PDF PDF 1.11 MB (94 pages)

Evaluation Report Sent to the Advisory Board

November 14, 2008

Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board

It was discussed previously by the Advisory Board on February 24, 2011; May 25, 2011; August 24, 2011, and December 11, 2012, during its regular meetings.

Advisory Board Recommendation on SEC Petition

December 29, 2011
(January 1, 1953 through September 30, 1972)
this document in PDF PDF 68 KB (2 pages)

HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition

February 2, 2012
(January 1, 1953 through September 30, 1972)
this document in PDF PDF 99 KB (10 pages)

HHS Designation of Additional Members to the SEC

February 2, 2012
(January 1, 1953 through September 30, 1972)
this document in PDF PDF 43 KB (5 pages)

Federal Register Notice: Designation Regarding a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special Exposure Cohort

February 16, 2012
(January 1, 1953 through September 30, 1972)
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Previous Versions of Savannah River Site Documents

  • Report on the Savannah River Site (SRS): Exotic Radionuclides at the Savannah River Site

  • Technical Basis Document for the Savannah River Site to be Used for EEOICPA Dose Reconstructions

    • Revised October 29, 2004
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      Document Number: ORAUT-TKBS-0003 Rev-02

      Revision Includes: Allows use of Table C-17, Maximum site-wide annual intakes and geometric standard deviations, for all environmental dose reconstruction and clarifies periods of applicability. Modified instructions for determination of undetected dose from in vitro bioassay results (except tritium) below detection threshold. Clarified instructions for missed dose determination from whole body count results below the detection threshold. Corrected Ce-144 table 4.3-5. Pages changed are 24, 57, 58, 62, 72, 80, 81, 84, 85, 86, 89, 156, and 183. The Uncertainty Section (4.4.2) was deleted because it is not specific to SRS and because this avoids inconsistencies that might result from dose reconstruction programmatic changes. Incorporated medical x-ray changes and addition of section on photofluorography, addition of references, and information on TNX and CMX. Changed all dates referring to photofluorograph to 1951-1957. Removed reference to 1967.

    • Revised August 21, 2003
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      Document Number: ORAUT-TKBS-0003 Rev-01

      Revision Includes: Incorporated changes to Section 2.2, 3.2.2, Table A-23, Tables B-1, C-17, and C-19; addition of last paragraph in "in vitro fission product analysis" in Section 4.1.2 and Section 5.3.5; additions of Dose Reconstructor instructions: Sections 2.5, 2.5.1, 2.5.2; 3.4, 3.4.1, 3.4.2; 4.5, 4.5.1, 4.5.2, 4.5.3, 4.5.4; 5.7, 5.7.1, 5.7.2, and Tables D-11 through D-29. Additions were also made to Sections 4.4.3 and 4.4.4. Corrected several terms and definitions in the glossary, Sections 1.3, and 2.2. Revised Section 2.2 for clarity. Reassigned the thyroid to Groups 2 in Section 2.5.2. In Section 4.1.2, revised MDS/Reporting level in Tables 4.1.1-1 and 4.1.1-2, clarified 10 year old 12% Pu mix as claimant favorable, added text to the Note re: fission product Sr-90 sample/whole body in Section 2.4.1 discussing record forms for whole body counts and meaning of terms thereon. Corrected 4.4.3-x corrected to 4.4.3-9 in first sentence of Note:, page 79. Corrected tables 4.4.3-1 and 4.4.3-3 Type S and M values respectively and corrected units. Added bullets under Note: in Section 4.4.3 "Chronic Intakes for other radionuclide." Clarified tritium equilibrium and corrected calculation in Section 4.4.3, corrected solubility types in tables 4.4.3-7, and 4.4.3-8. Added text to sections 4.5 and 4.5.1 and deleted sections related to "Best Estimate Approaches" and renumbered sections. Deleted footnote in Section 5.3.2.1. Added works to clarify use of annual intakes for dose reconstruction. Corrected Table D-5 Absorption Type.

    • Approved July 15, 2003
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      Document Number: ORAUT-TKBS-0003 Rev-00


  • Technical Information Bulletin: External Coworker Dosimetry Data for the Savannah River Site

  • Technical Information Bulletin: Internal Coworker Dosimetry Data for the Savannah River Site (SRS)

    • Revised: April 1, 2013
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      Document Number: ORAUT-OTIB-0081 Rev-01

      About this Document: Provides internal coworker data for the Savannah River Site.

      Revision Includes: Corrects the values provided in Tables 5-6, Type S uranium intake rates for 1968 through 2007, 5-10, changed end date from 2006 to 2007, A-3, plutonium bioassay data for 1955 through 2007, and A-8, neptunium bioassay data for 1991 through 2007. Incorporates formal internal review comments. No changes were made as a result of formal NIOSH review. No sections were deleted.


  • Technical Information Bulletin: Interpretation of External Dosimetry Records at Savannah River Site (SRS)

    • Revised February 20, 2004
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      Document Number: OCAS-TIB-006 Rev-01

      Revision Includes: Revised discussion of shallow dose interpretation for low energy photons.

    • Approved September 8, 2003
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      Document Number: OCAS-TIB-006 Rev-00


  • Technical Information Bulletin: Neutron Exposures at the Savannah River Site

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