2019 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.

2019 Data Search and Capture

Nevada National Security Site
Mercury, NV

During this effort, 88 documents were captured.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Continuation of scanning documents selected during previous two site visits. Documents pertained to radiation work permits and procedures (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos).
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Nevada Test Site

Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC) – Cincinnati
Springdale, OH

During this effort, 9 boxes were reviewed and 1 CD was captured.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Area IV of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory Data reconnaissance trip to review boxes. Boxes contained radiological exposure data (Landauer report, Helgeson whole body counts, in-vitro bioassay sample reports) dating from 1958 through 2014.

Y-12 Plant
Oak Ridge, TN

This effort was a reconnaissance trip.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Y-12 Plant Reconnaissance trip to meet with Y-12 Dosimetry personnel. Was informed that In Vivo Radiation Monitoring Reports from 1972-1982 and 1984-1995 are available and will be provided after being reviewed.

Nevada National Security Site
Mercury, NV

During this effort, 53 documents were captured.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Completion of scanning of documents selected during previous site visits. Documents pertained to radiation work permits and procedures.
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Nevada Test Site

Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC) – Cincinnati
Springdale, OH

During this effort, 44 documents were captured.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Area IV of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory Scanning of nine boxes previously reviewed. Documents included internal and external exposure information.
De Soto Avenue Facility

DOE Richland
Richland, WA

During this effort, 18 boxes were reviewed and 9 documents were captured.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Hanford Documents that were selected in previous site visit (3/13/19 – 3/14/19) were released and scanned.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA

During this effort, 67 boxes were reviewed and 28 documents were captured.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Selected documents were copied and will be going through classification review.

DOE Richland
Richland, WA

During this effort, 18 boxes were reviewed and 9 documents were captured.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Hanford Enriched uranium oxide fuel test, incident reports, contaminated personal effects surveys, monthly operations report, and skin contaminations

Sandia National Laboratory
Albuquerque, NM

During this effort, 6 boxes were reviewed and 50 documents were captured.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Sandia National Laboratory Air sample data sheets (1997-1998), incident reports, and dosimetry metrics (1997-1998)

  • No data capture events

Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, NM

During this effort, 88 boxes were reviewed and 128 documents were captured.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Los Alamos National Laboratory Air sample, contamination data and radiation work permits

Department of Energy (DOE)
Richland, WA

During this effort, 1 document and IDMS search results were captured.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Hanford One document captured from April site visits and Integrated Document Management System (IDMS) search results

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Las Vegas, NV

During this effort, files from Federal Receords Center were reviewed and 69 documents were captured.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Nevada Test Site Spectra data, whole body count cards and data cards, and Reynolds Electrical and Engineering Company (REECO) dosimetry reports

Savannah River Site (SRS)
Aiken, SC

During this effort, 88 personnel files were reviewed and 88 documents were captured.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Savannah River Site Construction trade worker (CTW) exposure information

Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, NM

During this effort, 108 boxes were reviewed and 145 documents were captured.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Los Alamos National Laboratory Radiological work permits, radiological surveys, and air sample data

Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, NM

During this effort, 31 boxes were reviewed and 162 documents were captured.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Los Alamos National Laboratory Radiological survey and airborne sampling data

Dayton Federal Records Center
Dayton, OH

During this effort, 24 boxes were reviewed and 144 documents were captured.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Los Alamos National Laboratory Radiation work permits

Denver Federal Records Center
Broomfield, CO

During this effort, 60 boxes were reviewed and 49 documents were captured.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Los Alamos National Laboratory Radiation work permits and health physics checklists

Department of Energy (DOE)
Richland, WA

During this effort, 7 documents were captured.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Hanford Documents that were requested in regards to a Bechtel Hanford Inc. internal assessment and supporting documents

Denver Federal Records Center
Broomfield, CO

During this effort, 170 boxes were reviewed and 39 documents were captured.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Los Alamos National Laboratory Site procedures (including internal dosimetry), radiological incident reports, and one notable radiation work permit

Department of Energy (DOE)
Richland, WA

During this effort, 2 boxes were reviewed.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Hanford Reviewed two boxes that potentially might have the Bechtel Hanford Inc. internal assessment and supporting documents

Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, NM

During this effort, 78 boxes were reviewed and 180 documents were captured.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Los Alamos National Laboratory “Notable” radiological work permits

Department of Energy (DOE)
Richland, WA

During this effort, 12 boxes were reviewed.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Hanford During this visit, boxes were reviewed that potentially might have the Bechtel Hanford Inc. internal assessment and supporting documents; boxes contained occurrence and progress reports.

Argonne National Laboratory – East
Lemont, IL

During this effort, 90 boxes were reviewed and 187 documents were captured.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Argonne National Laboratory – East Incident reports, bioassay data and neutron monitoring information

Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, NM

During this effort, 68 boxes were reviewed and 141 documents were captured.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Los Alamos National Laboratory “Notable” radiological work permits and Health Physics checklists

Department of Energy (DOE)
Germantown, MD

During this effort, various inventory data was reviewed and 7 tables & graphs were captured.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Y-12 Plant Nuclear Materials Management and Safeguards System (NMMSS) thorium data was reviewed and seven tables and graphs were selected.

Department of Energy (DOE)
Richland, WA

During this effort, 2 documents were captured.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Hanford Demonstration Bulk Verification System IQRPE/RCRA Design Review Package, petitions for special redress. The documents were selected from search results provided by the site.

Dayton Federal Records Center
Dayton, OH

During this effort, 2 boxes were reviewed and 19 documents were captured.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Los Alamos National Laboratory Health Physics checklists (1980’s-1990’s) sorted alphabetically

Denver Federal Records Center
Broomfield, CO

During this effort, 29 boxes were reviewed and 27 documents were captured.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Los Alamos National Laboratory Health Physics checklists and approximately sixty “Notable” radiological work permits

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.

Page last reviewed: June 15, 2021