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Mound Site

Mound Site The Mound Facility began operating in 1948, and was used to support the U.S. nuclear weapons program and energy program by researching, manufacturing and testing weapons components and spacecraft technology.1, 2 In 1986, the site was placed on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Priorities List , and has since been remediated and redeveloped for use in the private sectors. 2

Publications from NIOSH studies done at Mound

Evaluation of data for DOE site remediation workers. (2000) Final Report)
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Study of the mortality among female nuclear weapons workers. (2000)

Publications from grant-funded studies done at Mound

Wiggs LD, Cox-DeVore CA, Wilkinson GS, Reyes M (1991). Mortality among workers exposed to external ionizing radiation at a nuclear facility in Ohio. J Occup Med 33(5): 632-637

Reyes M, Wilkinson GS, Tietjen GL, Wiggs LD, Galke WA (1991). Mortality among workers at the Mound facility: a preliminary report. (DOE Contract DE91 010482) Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, 20 pg.

Wiggs LD, Cox-DeVore CA, Voelz GL (1991). Mortality among a cohort of workers monitored for 210Po Exposure: 1944-1972. Health Phy 61(1):71-76.

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1. Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management: Mound Site. Visited on 4/1/2011.

2.Mound Advanced Technology Center. Visited 4/8/2011.
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Page last updated: March 31, 2011
Page last reviewed: March 31, 2011
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies