2014 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.

2014 Data Search and Capture

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

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

College Park National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
College Park, MD

Thirteen boxes of information were reviewed and 68 documents were retrieved. The documents are going through classification review.

The documents apply to the following AWE work sites:

Work Site Information Retrieved
Battelle Laboratories (King Avenue) Myrnalloy and uranium shipping, thorium chips and turnings shipped to Ames Laboratory, thorium and uranium inventory, thorium rolling, rolling of U-AL alloy (~20% enriched)

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.

US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Public Document Room
Rockville, MD

During this effort, we reviewed various microfiche and retrieved 455 documents.

The documents apply to the following AWE work sites:

Work Site Information Retrieved

Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corp. (NUMEC)

License information, radiological waste handling and reduction, site procedures, radiological surveys, plant modification, isotopic analyses, material control and accountability, and quarterly progress reports.

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

US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Public Document Room
Rockville, MD

During this effort, 800 microfiche were reviewed and 114 documents were retrieved.

Work Sites Information Retrieved
General Electric Vallecitos Waste incineration, license information, decontamination, and thorium handling
Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corp. (NUMEC) – Apollo
Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corp. (NUMEC) – Parks Township
Westinghouse Electric Corporation

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)
Oak Ridge, TN

Thirty boxes of information were reviewed and 30 documents were retrieved.

Work Site Information Retrieved
Dow Chemical Corporation (Walnut Creek) Chemical progress reports

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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