Clarksville Modification Center

(Site Profile/Docket Number 096)

Location: Clarksville, Tennessee

Also Known As: Clarksville Facility, Fort Campbell, Mason & Hanger – Clarksville Base

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 Clarksville Modification Center.

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 Clarksville Modification Center, Ft. Campbell, in Clarksville, Tennessee, from August 1, 1949, through December 31, 1967, 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 included in the Special Exposure Cohort.

    Note: This class was established from Petition 202

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.

Technical Documents

If the energy employee’s personal radiation information is incomplete, NIOSH will use other sources to estimate the radiation dose. This may involve using technical documents called Site Profiles, Technical Basis Documents, and Technical Information Bulletins.

Site Profile

Advisory Board and NIOSH Discussions on Clarksville Modification Center

The Clarksville Modification Center discussion papers listed below are working documents prepared by NIOSH or its contractor for use in discussions with the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health or its Working Groups or Subcommittees. Draft, preliminary, interim, and white paper documents are not final NIOSH or Advisory Board (or their technical support and review contractors) positions unless specifically marked as such. These documents represent preliminary positions taken on technical issues prepared by NIOSH or its contractor.

The discussion papers have been reviewed to identify and redact any information that is protected by the Privacy Act 5 USC §552a and have been cleared for distribution.

Program Evaluation Plans (PEPs) and Program Evaluation Reports (PERs)

NIOSH is committed to applying the best available science in dose reconstructions. In keeping with this commitment, completed cases with probabilities of causation less than 50% are reviewed as relevant new information becomes available. The results of these reviews are described in a Program Evaluation Report (PER). The PER details the effect, if any, of the new information on the completed dose reconstruction. If it appears that the new information may result in an increase in dose for a completed dose reconstruction with a probability of causation of less than 50%, NIOSH is committed to working with the Department of Labor to reopen and rework the dose reconstruction, as appropriate. A Program Evaluation Plan (PEP) describes plans for evaluating specific program details or issues.

  • DCAS-PER-087: Program Evaluation Report for Revision 3 of the Clarksville and Medina Modification Centers Site Profile (ORAU-TKBS-0039) [46 KB (2 pages)]
    January 18, 2019

    About this Document: New document to determine the effect of issuing revision 3 to ORAUT-TKBS-0039 (Clarksville and Medina TBD) on previously completed claims.

    Summary: Dose for the 50 affected claims was recalculated using revision 3 of the TBD as well as all other applicable procedures. All 50 claims resulted in a new probability of causation below 45%. NIOSH will provide the Department of Labor with the list of all the claims evaluated under this PER. Since none resulted in a probability of causation greater than 50%, NIOSH will not request the return of any claims.

  • OCAS-PER-027: Program Evaluation Report for Clarksville and Medina Site Profile – ORAU TBKS-0039 [15 KB (1 page)]
    October 30, 2007

    About this Document: New document to determine which previously completed claims require evaluation for the effect of issuing a revision to the Clarksville TBD.

    Summary: Prior to November 4, 2006, there were 65 Clarksville and Medina claims completed which had a probability of causation below 50%. NIOSH will review these dose reconstructions to determine if the dose assigned in consistent or higher than the issued TBD. NIOSH will provide DOL with the list of 65 claims as well as a determination on each claim as to whether a new Dose Estimate is required. Documentation for each claim not requiring a new dose reconstruction will provide the basis for that determination.

Public Comments on Clarksville Modification Center Documents

How to Submit Comments

Comments on Clarksville Modification Center Documents can be submitted to the NIOSH Docket Officer electronically by email at or printed comments can be mailed to:

NIOSH Docket Office
Robert A. Taft Laboratories, MS-C34
1090 Tusculum Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45226
Please include the Site Profile/Docket Number (096) on all comments.

Comments Received

At this time, no comments have been submitted.

Document Archive for Clarksville Modification Center