2017 General Activities on Department of Energy (DOE) 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.

2017 Data Search and Capture

Argonne National Laboratory – East
Lemont, IL

During this effort, 52 boxes were reviewed and 44 documents were retrieved.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Argonne National Laboratory – East, New Brunswick Laboratory Uranium urinalysis results (1950-1957), 1961 uranium urinalysis reports for subcontractor employees, 1961 bioassay radioactivity reports, uranium bioassay cards /urine sampling program A – L and M – Z, (Argonne National Laboratory – East); bioassay results for lab personnel (1980 – 1985) (New Brunswick Laboratory)

Rocky Flats Legacy Management
Westminster, CO

During this effort, 75 boxes were reviewed and 11 documents were retrieved.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Rocky Flats Plant Radiation material listing, audit of radioactive sources, wall to wall surveys, containment contamination survey, tritium analytical reports (1976-1983), and tritium smear results (1982)

Savannah River Site
Aiken, SC

During this effort, 45 boxes and various medical records were reviewed and 66 documents were retrieved.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Savannah River Site Various medical records and documents from site employee’s office were reviewed

Savannah River Site
Aiken, SC

During this effort, various medical records & documents from Site Employee’s Office were reviewed and 33 documents were retrieved.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Savannah River Site Completed review of selected medical records and documents from site employee’s office. The trip was a continuation of one that was conducted in February.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA

During this effort, notes from previous site visits and finding aids were reviewed.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Livermore National Laboratory Reconnaissance trip to review holdings in site’s records center and archives. Effort focused on location of historical documentation associated with 14 different buildings. Also, notes were viewed from previous site visits.

Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC)
Springdale, OH

During this effort, 60 boxes were reviewed and 85 documents were retrieved.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Area IV of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory Information retrieved included: radiation incidents, licensing information, programmatic reviews, weekly Health Physics reports, external dose data, effluent air data, reports on fuel decladding program, internal dosimetry assessment, monthly reports of radioactive material, exposure information for terminated employees, and quarterly reviews of Rockwell International Hot Lab.

Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC)
Springdale, OH

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Area IV of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory Reconnaissance trip to identify site related boxes. Sixty boxes were identified along with several shelves of material that was removed from boxes for review initially.

Idaho National Laboratory
Idaho Falls, ID

During this effort, 46 boxes were reviewed and 199 documents were retrieved.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Idaho National Laboratory Review and selection of dosimetry data and interviews of site personnel.

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

Department of Energy, Richland
Richland, WA

During this effort, 24 boxes were reviewed and 21 documents were retrieved.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Hanford Radiation protection program-related information for site contractors from 1984 to 1989. Documents going through classification review before being released to be scanned.

Idaho National Laboratory
Idaho Falls, ID

During this effort, 32 boxes were reviewed and 46 documents were retrieved.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Idaho National Laboratory Health Physics (HP) logbooks for transuranic storage, safe work permits for burial ground, HP monitoring guidance, incident investigation on leaking waste, chronology of atmospheric air monitoring at burial grounds, environmental monitoring data, history of buried transuranic wastes, and “acceptable knowledge” documents on burial ground.

Ames Laboratory
Ames, IA

During this effort, 114 boxes were reviewed and 123 documents were retrieved.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Ames Laboratory Material balance tracking reports, trip reports, reactor hazards summary, site photographs, radiological surveys, environmental thermal luminescent dosimeter (TLD) readings, department appraisals, radiation protection plans, thorium metal preparation, radiation protection program correspondence, site material burial, reactor sludge radionuclide concentrations, air sample data and shipment information.

AECOM (URS)
Boise, ID

During this effort, 134 boxes were retrieved and 108 documents were reviewed.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Various Uranium Mills Facilities Boxes and documents included radiological data, thorium excavation, area characterization, program audits, waste handling, air quality, radon levels and uranium pile excavation issues.

DOE Richland
Richland, WA

During this effort, 11 documents were retrieved.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Hanford Captured documents that were selected during NIOSH’s site visit in June.

DOE Richland
Richland, WA

During this effort, 31 boxes were retrieved and 32 documents were reviewed.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Hanford Manuals, procedures, and Radio Active Work Permits were retrieved. Documents are going through classification review before being released to be scanned.

Seattle National Archives Regional Archives (NARA)
Seattle, WA

During this effort, 7 boxes were retrieved and 30 documents were reviewed.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Idaho National Laboratory Radioactive material shipment records and health physics logs were retrieved.

US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Public Document Room
Rockville, MD

During this effort, 411 microfiche were retrieved and 117 documents were reviewed.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Various Sites The data captured consisted of shipping information, license information, inspection reports, employee bioassay data, estimating body burden of the th-nat from urine, thorium explosion incident, in-vivo data, final environmental statement data, radiological surveys, annual effluent report, off-site thorium removal, site decontamination, trip report, aerial survey, incident report, liquid metal fast breeder reactor program report, notice of violation.

Department of Energy
Germantown, MD

During this effort, 2 records tranfer forms were reviewed and notes were taken.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Rocky Flats Review of two record transfer forms for Rocky Flats.

Department of Energy, Richland
Richland, WA

During this effort 32 documents were retrieved.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Hanford Documents pertained to heath physics procedure manuals, radiation work requirements and permits, air samples, radiological reports, radiation protection, and Fast Flux Test Facility filter changes.

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

Idaho National Laboratory
Idaho Falls, ID

During this effort, 30 boxes and 3 folders were reviewed and 68 documents were captured.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Idaho National Laboratory Reviewed boxes and folders relating to Radioactive Waste Management Complex (RWMC) records. The documents related to burial grounds, whole body counts, radioactive shipments, and monitored personnel rosters.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA

During this effort, 52 boxes were reviewed and 48 documents were captured.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Livermore National Laboratory The trip was in support of SEC-00221 and review boxes from Finding Aids that were provided during the previous site visit.

East Tennessee Technology Park Records Center
Oak Ridge, TN

During this effort, 1 document was captured.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant (K-25) Reviewed one classified document. However, it was determined to not be useful so no notes were taken.

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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