Argonne National Laboratory – West

(Site Profile/Docket Number 038)

Location: Scoville, Idaho

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

To date, there are no open/active SEC petitions from Argonne National Laboratory-West.

Class(es) Added to the SEC

  • All employees of the Department of Energy, its predecessor agencies, and their contractors and subcontractors who worked at the Argonne National Laboratory-West during the time period from April 10, 1951, through December 31, 1957, 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 in the Special Exposure Cohort.

    Note:This class was established from Petition 224

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.

SEC Petitions Not Qualifying for Evaluation

In addition to the petition listed above, one petition was received but did not qualify for evaluation.

Advisory Board Work Group on Argonne National Laboratory-West/Idaho National Laboratory

This Work Group is responsible for a review of the Argonne National Laboratory-West and Idaho National Laboratory Site Profiles (as revised) and a review of the Site Profiles by the Board’s contractor (SC&A). The Work Group shall consider issues identified by SC&A concerning the Site Profiles 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 Profiles as appropriate. The Work Group is also responsible for a review of SEC petitions from Argonne National Laboratory-West and Idaho National Laboratory 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. Meeting information (including agendas and transcripts) for this Work Group can be found on either the individual site page for Idaho National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory-West, or the Advisory Board and Public Meetings page.

Work Group Members:

  • Genevieve S. Roessler, Ph.D. (Chair)

  • Henry A. Anderson, M.D.

  • Josie Beach

Meeting Information: