Kansas City Plant

(Site Profile/Docket Number 050)

Location: Kansas City, Missouri

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 Kansas City Plant.

Classes Not Added to the SEC

  • All employees who worked in any area of the Kansas City Plant site in Kansas City, Missouri, from January 1, 1949, through December 31, 1993.

    Note: This class was established from Petition 210

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.

SEC Petitions Not Qualifying for Evaluation

One petition was received but did not meet the minimum petition requirements

Worker Outreach Activities

Based on a recommendation from the Advisory Board to provide workers and site experts with opportunities to participate in developing the technical documents used in dose reconstruction, NIOSH established a Worker Outreach Program.

At Worker Outreach Meetings, current and former DOE and AWE employees have opportunities to obtain information about Site Profiles, Technical Basis Documents, and Technical Information Bulletins, and to provide information for consideration and possible use in dose reconstruction. This process is valuable to ensure that the technical documents used in dose reconstruction contain correct and useful information.

Worker Outreach Activities for the Kansas City Plant:

  • August 13, 2009
    Meeting International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) Local Lodge 778, Kansas City, Missouri
    Final Minutes [84 KB (14 pages)]

  • October 20, 2005
    Meeting with Greater Kansas City Building and Construction Trades Council (KCBCTC), Independence, Missouri
    Final Minutes [105 KB (18 pages)]

  • October 19, 2005
    Meeting with International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 778, Kansas City, Missouri
    Final Minutes [90 KB (14 pages)]

  • October 19, 2005
    Meeting with Security Police and Fire Professionals Association Local 251, Kansas City, Missouri
    Final Minutes [55 KB (4 pages)]

  • September 15, 2004
    Meeting with International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 778; and Security, Police, and Fire Professionals of America, Local 251, Kansas City, Missouri
    Final Minutes [79 KB (5 pages)]

Advisory Board Work Group on Kansas City Plant

This Work Group is responsible for a review of the Kansas City Plant Site Profile and a review of the Site Profile by the Board’s contractor (SC&A). The Work Group shall consider issues identified by SC&A concerning the Site Profile and shall assist NIOSH and SC&A in the resolution of such issues. The Work Group may recommend to the Board changes in the Site Profile as appropriate.

Work Group Members:

  • Josie Beach (Chair)

  • Bradley P. Clawson

  • James E. Lockey, M.D.

  • John W. Poston, Sr.

  • Loretta R. Valerio

Meeting Information

Pre-Decisional Document Policy

Please note that as part of the procedures and processes of the Advisory Board’s Work Groups, several kinds of pre-decisional documents may be developed. These pre-decisional documents, such as white papers, matrices, working drafts, etc., are distributed among Work Group members as research and background tools to facilitate discussion and deliberation. Although discussion during a public meeting may cover pre-decisional documents, these documents often are not further revised or finalized, and thus do not reflect the final determination or evaluation of the Advisory Board and its Work Groups. Additionally, some pre-decisional documents not otherwise posted on the website may contain sensitive information, which would require an interested party to obtain such documents by filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the CDC/ATSDR FOIA office at foiarequests@cdc.gov.

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

  • Site Profile for the Kansas City Plant [1.1 MB (78 pages)]
    ORAUT-TKBS-0031 Rev. 01
    January 6, 2017

    Revision Includes: Revision initiated to incorporate changes to include information from the SEC-0210 Petition Evaluation Report and updated medical X-ray organ dose determination using guidance in ORAUT-OTIB-0006. Affected all sections. Expanded on the Machining Area operations, ThO2 powder sources, and to expand on Mg-Th operational periods. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments.

Advisory Board and NIOSH Discussions on Kansas City Plant

The Kansas City Plant 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 has been cleared for distribution.

Public Comments on Kansas City Plant Documents

How to Submit Comments

Comments on Kansas City Plant Documents can be submitted to the NIOSH Docket Officer electronically by email at nioshdocket@cdc.gov 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 (050) on all comments.

Document Archive for Kansas City Plant

  • Site Profile:

    • Revised January 6, 2006 [2.3 MB (46 pages)]

      Page Change Revision Includes: Incorporates changes for environmental ambient external and internal doses for unmonitored, non-radiological workers as a result of formal internal review and informal OCAS comments. Page change includes new content added to pages 7 and 22 (Sections 1.0 and 5.1.4). Removed definition of unmonitored worker on page 26 (Section 6.4.1). Minor revisions were made to pages 17, 18, 19, and 23 (Sections 4.0, 5.0, 5.1.2, 5.2 and 6.2.1). As a result of NIOSH formal review, incorporates Attachment A on pages 43 – 46, into Site Profile. This attachment describes technical basis of ambient environmental dose estimate for unmonitored workers. No sections were omitted.

  • SC&A Draft: Review of the NIOSH Site Profile for the Kansas City Plant, Rev. 0 [213 KB (29 pages)]
    Contract No. 200-2009-28555
    September 6, 2012

  • Site Profile for the Kansas City Plant [1.3 MB (40 pages)]
    Approved May 31, 2005