Mound Plant

(Site Profile/Docket Number 028)

Location: Miamisburg, Ohio

Also Known As: Dayton Project, Miamisburg Closure Project, Miamisburg Environmental Management Project (MEMP), Monsanto Research Corp., MOUND, Mound Site, Units I, III and IV

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 Mound Plant.

Class(es) Added to the SEC

  • Employees of the Department of Energy (DOE), its predecessor agencies, and DOE contractors or subcontractors who worked in any areas at the Mound Plant site from October 1, 1949, through February 28, 1959, for a number of work days aggregating at least 250 work days or in combination with work days within the parameters established for one or more other classes of employees in the SEC.

    Note: This class was established from Petition 90

  • All employees of the Department of Energy (DOE), its predecessor agencies, and its contractors and subcontractors who had at least one tritium bioassay sample and worked at the Mound Plant in Miamisburg, Ohio from March 1, 1959 through March 5, 1980, 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 in the Special Exposure Cohort.

    Note: This class was established from Petition 171

  • All employees of the Department of Energy, its predecessor agencies, and their contractors and subcontractors who worked at the Mound Plant in Miamisburg, Ohio, from September 1, 1972, through December 31, 1972, or from January 1, 1975, through December 31, 1976, 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 in the Special Exposure Cohort.

    Note: This class was established from Petition 207

Classes Not Added to the SEC

  • All employees of the Department of Energy, Department of Energy contractors, or subcontractors who worked in any area at the Mound Plant in Miamisburg, Ohio, during the period from March 1, 1959, through December 31, 2007, except for workers who fall within the Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) classes established by SEC petitions 171 and 207.

    Note: This class was established from Petition 90

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

In addition to the petitions listed above, one petition was received but did not qualify for evaluation.

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 Mound Plant:

Advisory Board Work Group on Mound Plant

This Work Group is responsible for reviewing the Mound Plant Site Profile, the SEC petition from Mound Plant petitioners, the NIOSH Evaluation Report of the petition, the SC&A Review of the Mound Plant Site Profile, considering issues raised by the Board’s contractor (SC&A) concerning the Site Profile and the petition Evaluation Report, and for assisting 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. The Work Group should strive to develop a recommendation to the Board on whether a class should be added to the SEC. Work Group Members:

  • Josie Beach (Chair)

  • Bradley P. Clawson

  • Phillip Schofield

  • Paul L. Ziemer, Ph.D.

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

  • Introduction pdf icon[97 KB (9 pages)]
    Revised March 28, 2013

    Revision Includes: Revises Special Exposure Cohort and to add attribution and annotation information. Reorganizes document to follow standard structure. Updates text in Section 1.1. No changes occurred as a result of formal internal review. Incorporates formal NIOSH review comments.

  • Site Description pdf icon[464 KB (35 pages)]
    Revised April 1, 2013

    Revision Includes: Incorporates SEC-00090, SEC-00171, and SEC-00207. Updated Table 2-1 with information for 2003 and 2010. Added Special Exposure Cohort information pertaining to the SW Building in Section 2.1.3. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments.

  • Occupational Medical Dose pdf icon[188 KB (18 pages)]
    Revised March 14, 2013

    Page Change Revision Includes: Updates the TBD with historical documents captured since the last revision, and adds skin doses for all procedures and periods. Incorporates formal internal review comments. Constitutes a total rewrite of the document.

  • Occupational Environmental Dose pdf icon[4 KB (111 pages)]
    Revised July 2, 2019

    Revision Includes: Incorporates aspects of ORAUT-PROC-0060 Rev. 01 prior to its cancellation. Changes Mound Site to Mound Plant throughout document. Clarifies SEC description regarding a tritium sample as indication of work in SW or R buildings, in section 4.1.3 to more closely reflect the HHS designation letter dated July 14, 2010. Adds ICRP Publication 23 references in sections 4.2.3.1 and 4.2.3.2 and References section. Changes numerical values and units in Table 4-20 from Sieverts to rem to be consistent with dose reconstruction reporting. Corrects references to sections 4.2.5, 4.2.6 and 4.2.7 in the first paragraph of section 4.2.2. Clarifies statement in section 4.2.4 to indicate that submersion dose from effluent was not included in onsite ambient dose. Provides site-specific justification for 2,500 hr/yr work assumption for assignment of onsite ambient dose. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments. Constitutes a total rewrite of the document.

  • Occupational Internal Dose pdf icon[785 KB (59 pages)]
    Revised March 13, 2017

    Revision Includes: Incorporates updated guidance in DCAS-RPRT-005, Rev 00, Alternative Dissolution Models for Insoluble Pu-238, on highly insoluble 238Pu compounds. Minimum detectable amounts updated to reflect the latest available values for the period before Mound closure in 2006. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments. Constitutes a total rewrite of the document.

  • Occupational External Dose pdf icon[581 KB (51 pages)]
    Approved August 11, 2004

Technical Information Bulletins (TIBs)

  • Extremity Doses for Mound Exposures to Plutonium-238 pdf icon[303 KB (14 pages)]

    Document Number: ORAU-OTIB-0087, Rev. 00

    About this Document: Calculates extremity to whole-body ratios for work performed at Mound for work with Pu-238. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments.

    Approved: September 18, 2017

  • Internal Dosimetry Co-Exposure Data for the Mound Plant pdf icon[2 MB (60 pages)]

    Document Number: ORAUT-OTIB-0061 Rev-04

    About this Document: Assigns Mound internal doses based on coworker bioassay data.

    Revised: September 1, 2020

    Revision Includes: Revision initiated to include adding the potential and intake rates for type SS plutonium. No changes needed as a result of formal internal review. Incorporates formal NIOSH review comments. Constitutes a total rewrite of the document.

    Note: Title was changed from "Internal Dosimetry Coworker Data for the Mound Site" to "Internal Dosimetry Co-Exposure Data for the Mound Plant" for consistency with DOE site name and accurately describe the coworker model as a co-exposure model. Previous versions of the is document are located on this page under the Document Archive for Technical Information Bulletins (TIBs) section.

Advisory Board and NIOSH Discussions on Mound Plant

The Mound 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 have been cleared for distribution.

Public Comments on Mound Plant Documents

How to Submit Comments

Comments on Mound 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 (028) on all comments.

Comments Received

At this time, no comments have been submitted.

Document Archive for Mound Plant

Site Profile Document Archive

  • Section 1: Introduction

    • Page Change Revision March 13, 2009 pdf icon[159 KB (8 pages)]

      Page Change Revision Includes: Approved page change initiated to remove information pertaining to Monsanto Chemical Company, the subject of a class of employees added to the Special Exposure Cohort. These changes occurred on pages 6 and 7. NIOSH required language was revised on page 5 in Section 1.0. Added references on pages 5, 6, and 7, and added the Reference Section on page 8. No changes occurred as a result of formal internal review. Incorporates formal NIOSH review comments. No sections were deleted.

    • Approved September 9, 2004 pdf icon[30 KB (6 pages)]

  • Section 2: Site Description

  • Section 3: Occupational Medical Dose

  • Section 4: Occupational Environmental Dose

    • Revised February 7, 2013 pdf icon[3.4 MB (106 pages)]

      Revision Includes: Adds Special Exposure Cohort Section 4.1.3. Revised Table 4-1 to include end of operation and end of remediation. Revised Section 4.3 to provide direction for assigning environmental dose from 2003 to 2010. Made editorial changes and removed text and references for the Dayton Project. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments.

    • Page Change Revision March 13, 2009 pdf icon[2.9 MB (105 pages)]

      Page Change Revision Includes: Approved page change initiated to remove information pertaining to Monsanto Chemical Company, the subject of a class of employees added to the Special Exposure Cohort. The changes necessitated the reordering and renumbering of tables on the following pages: 9,10, 12 – 34 in Sections 4.2 and 4.3. NIOSH required language was revised on pages 7 and 8 in Section 4.1. Updated NIOSH reference on page 48. No sections were deleted. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments.

    • Approved October 6, 2004 pdf icon[3 MB (113 pages)]

  • Section 5: Occupational Internal Dose

    • Revised April 18, 2013 pdf icon[524 KB (60 pages)]

      Revision Includes: Incorporates SEC-00207, as well as comments made on the original version by Sanford Cohen & Associates in 2006. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments. Constitutes a total rewrite of the document.

    • Revised December 13, 2010 pdf icon[713 KB (67 pages)]

      Revision Includes: Incorporates SEC-00090 and SEC-00171. Revised dose reconstruction guidance for Ra-Ac-Th in Section 5.3.2.4, radon dose reconstruction guidance for Building SW-19 in Section 5.3.2.1, and updated Table 5-19. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments.

    • Page Change Revision March 13, 2009 pdf icon[691 KB (66 pages)]

      Page Change Revision: Approved page change initiated to remove dose reconstruction provisions applicable only to Monsanto Chemical Company. Some references to Monsanto Chemical Company necessarily remain, but dose reconstruction provisions retained are applicable only to the Mound Laboratory. These changes occurred on pages 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16 -19, 63 in Sections 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, and Attachment D, respectively. The year for the beginning time period changed from 1947 to 1948 in Table 5-4 on page 15 and in Table 5-20 on page 39. NIOSH required language was revised on page 7 in Section 5.1. References were updated on pages 42 and 45. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments. No sections were deleted.

    • Approved September 9, 2004 pdf icon[648 KB (65 pages)]

Technical Information Bulletins (TIBs) Document Archive

  • Technical Information Bulletin: Internal Dosimetry Coworker Data for the Mound Site

    Note: Title was changed from "Internal Dosimetry Coworker Data for the Mound Site" to "Internal Dosimetry Co-Exposure Data for the Mound Plant" on September, 1, 2020, for consistency with DOE site name and accurately describe the coworker model as a co-exposure model.

    • Revised: August 14, 2018 pdf icon[2.2 MB (53 pages)]

      Document Number: ORAUT-OTIB-0061 Rev-03

      Revision Includes: Incorporates an evaluation of MHI absorption type for 238Pu. Sections 4.1.2, 4.2.2, 4.3.2, 5.1.2, and Attachment A revised. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments. Constitutes a total rewrite of the document.

    • Revised April 13, 2012 pdf icon[745 KB (41 pages)]

      Document Number: ORAUT-OTIB-0061 Rev-02

      Revision Includes: Revision to extend intake assignments for plutonium from 1990 to 2002 and add evaluation of tritium for 1981 through 2005. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments. Constitutes a total rewrite of the document.

    • Revised February 17, 2011 pdf icon[479 KB (37 pages)]

      Document Number: ORAUT-OTIB-0061 Rev-01

      Revision Includes: Revision to change modeling of intakes of Type S plutonium to provide best-estimate intakes. Deleted previous underestimating intakes and instructions for dose reconstructors to perform case-specific intake modeling. Added 95th-percentile intake rates for all radionuclides. Constitutes a total rewrite or the document. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments.

    • Approved June 22, 2007 pdf icon[306 KB (30 pages)]

      Document Number: ORAUT-OTIB-0061 Rev-00

      About this Document: Assigns Mound internal doses based on coworker bioassay data. Incorporates formal internal and NIOSH review comments. There is no change to the assigned dose and no PER is required.

Page last reviewed: September 28, 2015