2015 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.

2015 Data Search and Capture

US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Public Document Room
Rockville, MD

During this trip, 1,071 documents on microfiche were reviewed and 250 documents were retrieved.

Work Site Information Retrieved

West Valley Demonstration Project

Safety evaluation, waste acceptance process, legal motion for stay, license related documentation, progress report, decommissioning criteria, facility operations transfer, environmental reports, trip reports, weekly activity reports, site historical overview, contamination soil consolidation proposal, high level waste storage, and emergency response information

State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Radiation
Trenton, NJ

Seven boxes of information were reviewed and 32 documents were retrieved.

Work Site Information Retrieved

Westinghouse Electric Company (Bloomfield)

Survey plans for various buildings, NRC inspection timeline and site visit, safety evaluation for unrestricted release, 1992 confirmatory survey, 1990 confirmatory survey, 1969 list of radionuclides and quantities on site, and 2010 groundwater radiological sample results

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Public Document Room
Rockville, MD

Staff reviewed data on microfiche and retrieved 50 documents.

Work Site Information Retrieved

Carborundum (Parkersburg, WV)

Environmental samples, area area thermal luminescent dosimeters, site chronology, license information, thorium/uranium waste

Atlanta National Archives & Records Administration (NARA)
Morrow, GA

Six boxes of information were reviewed and three documents were retrieved.

Work Site Information Retrieved
Carborundum Company Contract proposals, correspondence between Carborundum and Atomic Energy Commission
Westinghouse Electric Weekly reports

Kansas City Federal Records Center
Lee’s Summit, MO

During this trip, 113 boxes of documents were reviewed and 663 documents were retrieved.

Work Site Information Retrieved
West Valley Demonstration Project Dosimetry results, procedures, and complete bioassay packages from off site labs

Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, TN

Three boxes of information were reviewed and five documents were retrieved during this effort.

Work Site Information Retrieved
Carborundum Company Documents relating to chemicals, security, and uranium moncarbide

Department of Energy
Richland, WA

Research results were reviewed and two documents were retrieved.

Work Site Information Retrieved

Carborundum Company

Research results in response to DOE Richland’s searches on their databases

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.

Atlanta National Archives and Records Administration
Morrow, GA

Fifty-six boxes of information were reviewed and 44 documents were retrieved.

Work Site Information Retrieved
Carborundum Co. Monthly progress report, proposal related to plutonium/silicon, contract information
Linde Air Products Medical history document, processing information
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Progress reports, various memos in a “diary”

Oak Ridge Operations Office – Records Holding Task Group
Oak Ridge, TN

Twelve boxes of information were reviewed and 188 documents were retrieved during this effort.

Work Site Information Retrieved
Harshaw Chemical Company Process controls, exposure levels, employee lists, work histories, work locations for employees and job titles, medical exams, urinalysis results, film badge results, job descriptions, AEC reports, criticisms of sample collection techniques, Area C documents, floor plans
Simonds Saw and Steel Co. Occupational airborne exposures, film badge results, urinalysis results, employee work assignments and locations, an employee list

Kansas City Federal Records Center
Lee’s Summit, MO

During this effort, staff reviewed 197 boxes of information and retrieved 727 documents.

Work Site Information Retrieved

West Valley Demonstration Project

Personnel dosimetry

Department of Energy (DOE)
Richland, WA

Staff reviewed the contents of a CD and requested 19 documents from it.

Work Site
Carborundum Co.

Goldberg, Persky & White P.C
Pittsburgh, PA

During this data reconnaissance trip to review Dr. Mancuso’s research, approximately 310 boxes were reviewed that pertained to various sites. Eighty-five boxes of information will be shipped to the Cincinnati Operations Center.

The focus of this trip was to capture anything related to EEOICP such as radiation, beryllium, or other EEOICP needs, including death certificates. Additionally, there was information related to individual employment information that may be helpful to the Department of Labor. A large portion of the boxes were related to non-EEOICP sites.

Kansas City Federal Records Center (Lee’s Summit)
Lee’s Summit, MO

During this trip, staff reviewed 118 boxes of information and retrieved 779 documents.

Work Site Information Retrieved

West Valley Demonstration Project

Personnel exposure information, radiation protection quarterly reports, radiation control manuals, ALARA summary, air sample data, radiological surveys, radiography surveys, radiation project logbooks, whole body count daily checks, safety analysis reports, surveys in non-radiological areas, review of internal and bioassay programs, radiation protection plan, radiation protection performance indicators, and respiratory protection program review

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

Kansas City Federal Records Center
Lee’s Summit, MO

Staff retrieved 25 boxes of information during this data capture effort.

Work Site Information Retrieved

West Valley Demonstration Project

Scanned boxes of personal dosimetery data that was selected during previous site visits

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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