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NIOSH Program Area:

Radiation Dose Reconstruction

 

West Valley Demonstration Project
(Site Profile/Docket Number 107)

Location: West Valley, New York

Also Known As: Nuclear Fuels Services, West Valley
                         Western New York Fuel Services Center

Site Profile

Site Profile for the West Valley Demonstration Project
(Page Change Revision August 17, 2007)
this document in PDF PDF 1.5 MB (152 pages)

Page Change Revision Includes: Initiated to assign new document owner and to correct PER statement from Rev 00. No PER was required because Task 5 evaluation determined previously worked cases would not be adversely impacted (no compensability change) by the Rev 00 issuance of this TBD. No changes were needed as a result of formal internal and NIOSH review.

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Technical Information Bulletins (TIBs)

At the current time, there are no TIBs for West Valley Demonstration Project.

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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 West Valley Demonstration Project 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 West Valley Demonstration Project:

  • August 23, 2007
    Meeting with International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) Local 2401, Springville, New York

    Final Minutes
    this document in PDF PDF 52 KB (10 pages)

  • August 8, 2006
    Meeting with International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) Local Lodge 2401, West Valley, New York

    Final Minutes
    this document in PDF PDF 83 KB (14 pages)

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Advisory Board and NIOSH Comments and Discussion Papers on West Valley Demonstration Project

The West Valley Demonstration Project 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 have been cleared for distribution.

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Public Comments on West Valley Demonstration Project Documents

How to Submit Comments
Comments on West Valley Demonstration Project 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 (107) on all comments.

Comments Received

At this time, no comments have been submitted on the West Valley Demonstration Project Documents.

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Previous Versions of West Valley Demonstration Project Site Documents

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Page last updated: December 9, 2013
Page last reviewed: August 25, 2014
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Division of Compensation Analysis and Support