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.

2020 Data Search and Capture

Argonne National Laboratory – East
Lemont, IL

During this effort, 77 boxes were reviewed and 137 documents were captured.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Argonne National Laboratory – East Nuclear Materials Management and Safeguards System (NMMSS) thorium data was reviewed and seven tables and graphs were selected.
Argonne National Laboratory – West

San Bruno Federal Records Center
San Bruno, CA

During this effort, 79 boxes were reviewed and 301 documents were captured.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Instrument calibration, radiological procedures and other relevant radiation protection documents

Kansas City Plant
Kansas City, MO

During this effort, 14 boxes were reviewed and 25 documents were captured.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Kansas City Plant Personnel external and internal data

San Francisco National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
San Bruno, CA

During this effort, 25 boxes were reviewed.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Radiochemistry procedures & logbooks, air sample data and procedures, dosimetry studies, radiation surveys, personnel exposure data, pocket dosimeter readings, and accelerator radiation controls

San Bruno Federal Records Center
San Bruno, CA

During this effort, 28 boxes were reviewed.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Radiochemistry procedures & logbooks, air sample data and procedures, dosimetry studies, radiation surveys, personnel exposure data, pocket dosimeter readings, and accelerator radiation controls

Oak Ridge Environmental Information System
Oak Ridge, TN

During this effort, 40 boxes were reviewed and 57 documents were captured.

Data Capture Events
Work Site Information Retrieved
Reduction Pilot Plant Shipments to K-25, security requirements, expansion, uranium collected, and barrier scrap feed. Remaining documents are currently going through classification review

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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: September 28, 2015