2009 General Activities on Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE) Cases

DCAS will reconstruct radiation doses by evaluating all appropriate data relevant to which an individual worker or group of workers have been exposed, particularly when radiation monitoring data are unavailable, incomplete, or of poor quality. The data used for the dose reconstructions will be obtained through requests sent to DOE and data search and capture efforts.

DCAS along with Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), the contractor hired to support NIOSH’s responsibilities under the Act, have been involved in data search and capture efforts. These efforts are being conducted at various DOE sites and federal and private records storage locations throughout the United States to retrieve radiation monitoring data needed to conduct dose reconstructions.

2009 Data Search and Capture

Curtiss-Wright, Electro-Mechanical Division
Cheswick, PA

During this data capture trip, various logbooks and finding aids were reviewed for Westinghouse Nuclear Fuels Division. Fifty-three documents, 4 finding aids, and 86 microfilm cartridges were retrieved. Personnel external exposure information (1968-1983) was retrieved.

No data search and capture activities have been found for this month.

Curtiss-Wright, Electro-Mechanical Division
Cheswick, PA

During this data capture trip, various logbooks and finding aids were reviewed for Westinghouse Nuclear Fuels Division. Fifty-three documents, 4 finding aids, and 86 microfilm cartridges were retrieved. Personnel external exposure information (1968-1983) was retrieved.

Kansas Federal Records Center
Lenexa, KS

During a second data capture trip to the Kansas Federal Records Center in March, 75 boxes of information were reviewed and 148 documents were retrieved for numerous work sites.

Work site and information retrieved
Work Site Information Retrieved
Aliquippa Forge Scope of work
Colonie Site TLD environmental reports, scope of work, surface contamination survey, instruction guide
Latty Avenue Properties TLD environmental reports
Linde Ceramics Plant Scope of work
Maywood Chemical Works TLD environmental reports, scope of work, ground water samples, soil samples, gamma borehole logging, radon and thoron data, bioassay results
Middlesex Municipal Landfill TLD environmental reports, personal TLD badges and exposure reports, water analysis
Painesville Site Bioassay results, water and soil samples
Rare Earths/ W.R. Grace TLD environmental reports, bioassay urine samples, air particulate samples
St. Louis Airport Storage Site (SLAPS) Scope of work, walkover gamma scan, bioassay results, air sample data, area surveys with maps

 

Westinghouse Electric Company (Hematite Facility)
Hematite, MO

The following information was retrieved for United Nuclear Corporation: airborne sample data and incidents, bioassay results, clean air act compliance information, daily air sample reports, external exposure (1961-2008), fundamentals of radiation protection, gamma counter calibration, groundwater monitoring, health physics manuals, individual whole body counts, licenses, list of materials for on-site burial, numerous site photos, radiological and criticality inspections, radiological surveys, site audits, soil sample results, stack exhaust samples, waste description, weekly progress reports, and various incident reports. Sixty-three boxes of information were reviewed and 414 documents were retrieved.

Kansas Federal Records Center
Lenexa, KS

Ninety-eight boxes of information were reviewed and 189 documents were retrieved for numerous work sites during this data capture trip.

Work site and information retrieved
Work Site Information Retrieved
Ashland Oil Environmental sample results
Bliss & Laughlin Steel Direct surface and transferable contamination survey report, air sampling radon daughters report, radiological survey of the exterior portions of the site
Chapman Valve Radiological sample log book
Combustion Engineering Revised decommissioning plan, environmental reports (1994 through the first quarter of 1996)
Du Pont Deepwater Works Air particulate sample and reporting, bioassay sample routing log
Latty Avenue Properties Hazelwood interim storage annual environmental reports
Linde Ceramics Plant Bioassay results, air monitoring reporting, radon sample results, personnel radiological contamination reports
Maywood Chemical Works TLD occupational radiation exposure report
Painesville Site Air sampling data, gamma exposure data, bioassay sample results
Shpack Landfill Exposure records and bioassay sample results
St. Louis Airport Storage Site (SLAPS) Radiological sample logbook, site suitability, environmental report calendar, TLD occupational radiation exposure reports
Ventron Corp. Sample collection logbook

Westinghouse Electric Company (Hematite Facility)
Hematite, MO

Fifty-nine boxes of information were reviewed and 100 documents were retrieved for the United Nuclear Corporation.

Work site and information retrieved
Information Recovered Years
In-vivo counts 1969; 1974-1980
Environmental water analysis 1976-1977
Daily air sample record (DASRs), lapel samples and contamination surveys 1978, 1994
Nuclear material transaction reports 1979-1988
Exposure summary and air sample data 1991-1992
Samples of employee cumulative exposure report 1992
Samples selected of effluent releases 1995-1996
Samples selected of accident reports 1969-1970
Average stack loss 1978-1982
Samples selected of contamination and radiation surveys 1992
Effluent monitoring reports 1978-1988
Exposure information 1977, 1979, 1982 and 1994
Samples of J.A. Rode summary reports 1975-1980’s
Samples of Maine Yankee reports 1970-1971
Newspaper article on buried items
Retention pond data
Decommissioning plan

No data search and capture activities have been found for this month.

No data search and capture activities have been found for this month.

Nevada Test Site Records Center
Las Vegas, NV

Eighteen boxes of information were reviewed and 68 documents were retrieved during this data capture effort. License SNM-7 material was retrieved for the Battelle Laboratories sites (King Avenue and West Jefferson).

No data search and capture activities have been found for this month.

No data search and capture activities have been found for this month.

No data search and capture activities have been found for this month.

No data search and capture activities have been found for this month.

No data search and capture activities have been found for this month.

Memorandum of Understanding Between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Energy

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and DOE signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Fiscal Year 2019. The MOU describes how the Agencies will work together to carry out their responsibilities under The Actpdf icon and Executive Order 13179pdf icon. Part of the agreement covers how HHS and DOE will coordinate data search and capture activities.

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