Savannah River National Laboratory
The Savannah River National Laboratory, also referred to as the Savannah
River Site (SRS), is located near Aiken, South Carolina. In 1951,
the laboratory was constructed and began operating to produce
nuclear materials to support national defense efforts.
Today, the facility is called the Savannah River Technology Center.
It is dedicated to research and development, environmental management
and cleanup, and tritium processing.
Nuclear workers from the Savannah River National Laboratory have been
included in many NIOSH studies. Below are fact sheets that summarize
some of the study findings for workers.
A cohort mortality study of chemical laboratory workers in Department
of Energy Nuclear plants (2008).
Findings from the NIOSH-funded Savannah River Site mortality study
(April 2008) presented at worker briefing October 2008.
Multi-site leukemia worker notification (March 2008) presented at
worker briefing September 2008.
Publications from NIOSH studies done at Savannah River
A cohort mortality study of chemical laboratory workers at Department
of Energy Nuclear Plants. (2008)
Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and radiation: findings among
workers at five US nuclear facilities and a review of
the recent literature
Task- and time-dependent weighting factors in a retrospective
exposure assessment of chemical laboratory workers.
of chronic myeloid and acute leukemia mortality following exposure
to ionizing radiation among workers at four U.S. nuclear
and a nuclear naval shipyard. (2007)
Bone marrow dose estimates from work-related medical x-ray examinations
given between 1943 and 1966 for personnel from five U.S. nuclear
Assessment of plutonium exposures for an epidemiological study of
US nuclear workers. (2005)
Bias and uncertainty of penetrating photon dose measured by film dosimeters
in an epidemiologic study of US nuclear workers. (2005)
Evaluation of data for DOE site remediation workers. (2000) Final
Report; 47 pgs
Leukemia mortality among radiation-exposed workers. (2001)
A case control study of multiple myeloma at four nuclear facilities
(2000) PDF version of report: pages
1-50 (6566KB); pages
51-100 (3416KB); pages
101-150 (5744KB); pages
Study of mortality among female nuclear weapons
workers. (2000) Final Report; 447 pgs
Publications from grant-funded studies done at Savannah River
Leukemia mortality among workers at the Savannah River Site
Morality among workers at the Savannah River Site (2007)
The impact on relative risk estimates of inconsistencies
between ICD-9 and ICD-10. (2006)
Use of multiple causes of death data in cancer mortality
Evaluation of external radiation dosimetry records
at the Savannah River Site, 1951-1989. (2006)
Cragle D . Mortality among workers
at the Savannah River nuclear fuels production
1998 proceedings of
on statistics in epidemiology. Alexandria,
VA: American Statistical Association,
Savannah River Operations Office
External link: http://sro.srs.gov/inside1.htm
Medical screening programs available to workers
Building Trades National Medical
External link: http://www.btmed.org
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