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United Nuclear Corp.

(Site Profile/Docket Number 170)

Location: Hematite, Missouri

Also known as: Mallinckrodt Chemical Works, Chemicals Div.

Special Exposure Cohort Petition Information

The Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) is a unique category of employees established by the Act (42 CFR Part 83). Claims compensated under the SEC do not have to go through the dose reconstruction process. To qualify for compensation under the SEC, a covered employee must meet specific requirements (e.g., must have at least one of 22 "specified cancers," and have worked for a specified time period at one of the SEC sites). Classes of employees and work sites can be considered for addition to the SEC through a NIOSH petition process. More information about the Special Exposure Cohort can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Open/Active SEC Petitions

There are currently no open/active petitions from United Nuclear Corp..

Classes Not Added to the SEC

  • All site employees who worked in any area of the United Nuclear Corporation— Hematite, Missouri, site from January 1, 1958, through December 31, 1973, and the residual period January 1, 1974, through July 31, 2006

    Note: This class was established from Petition 116

Petitions Qualified for Evaluation

Below is a list of the petitions that qualified for evaluation. Select a petition on the list to view the table for that particular petition.

Petitions

Petition 116Jan 1, 1958 to Jul 31, 2006

Petition 116
Steps in Petition Process: Petition Details:

Date Received

June 19, 2008

Date Qualified for Evaluation

November 4, 2008

Summary of Information in Petition

Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All site employees

Period of Employment: January 1, 1958 through December 31, 1969, and from January 1, 1970 through July 31, 2006 (residual radiation period)

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 petition process and if an SEC class is proposed, the proposed class may not exactly match the above information.

Copy of the Petition Received

United Nuclear Corp. SEC Petition [6 MB (96 pages)]

Federal Register Notice Announcing that a United Nuclear Corp. SEC Petition has met the Minimum Qualifications for Review and Evaluation

November 28, 2008 [42 KB (1 page)]

SEC Petition Evaluation Report

Revised February 1, 2010 [479 KB (83 pages)]

Approved August 17, 2009 [368 KB (81 pages)]

Evaluation Report Sent to the Advisory Board

September 1, 2009

Petition Discussed by the Advisory Board

The petition was discussed by the Advisory Board on February 10, 2010, during its regular meeting.

Note: The agenda and transcripts from this meeting are available on the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

Advisory Board Recommendation on SEC Petition

October 31, 2012 [178 KB (1 page)]

HHS Letters to Congress Regarding the SEC Petition

December 7, 2012 [75 KB (10 pages)]

HHS Designation/Determination of Additional Members to the SEC

Determination

Note: A "designation" will be published if there is a recommendation to add a class to the SEC. A "determination" will be published if there is a recommendation not to add a class to the SEC.

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

Determination

Note: A "designation" will be published if there is a recommendation to add a class to the SEC. A "determination" will be published if there is a recommendation not to add a class to the SEC.

Effective Date for the SEC Class

Not applicable at this time.

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

Not applicable at this time.

Letter to DOL Regarding the Addition of a New Class of Employees to the SEC

Not applicable at this time.

Advisory Board Work Group on United Nuclear Corp.

This Work Group is responsible for reviewing the United Nuclear Corp. Site Profile, the SEC petition from United Nuclear Corp. petitioners, the NIOSH Evaluation Report of the petition, the SC&A Review of the United Nuclear Corp. Site Profile, considering issues raised by the Board's contractor (SC&A) concerning the Site Profile and the petition Evaluation Report, and for assisting 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 should strive to develop a recommendation to the Board on whether a class should be added to the SEC.

Work Group Members:

  • Henry A. Anderson, M.D. (Chair)
  • R. William Field, Ph.D., M.S.
  • David Kotelchuck, PhD, MPH

Meeting Information:

Technical Documents

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.

Technical Basis Documents

Advisory Board and NIOSH Comments and Discussion Papers on United Nuclear Corp.

The United Nuclear Corp. 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.

Public Comments on United Nuclear Corp. Documents

How to Submit Comments

Comments on United Nuclear Corp. Documents can be submitted to the NIOSH Docket Officer electronically by email at nioshdocket@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 (170) on all comments.

Comments Received

No public comments have been received at this time.

Document Archive for United Nuclear Corp.

 
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