Savannah River National Laboratory

Arial view of the facility

The Savannah River National Laboratory, also referred to as the Savannah River Site (SRS), is located near Aiken, South Carolina. In 1951, the laboratory was constructed and began operating to produce nuclear materials to support national defense efforts.
Today, the facility is called the Savannah River Technology Center. It is dedicated to research and development, environmental management and cleanup, and tritium processing.

Fact sheets

Nuclear workers from the Savannah River National Laboratory have been included in many NIOSH studies. Below are fact sheets that summarize some of the study findings for workers.

A cohort mortality study of chemical laboratory workers in Department of Energy Nuclear plants (2008).

Findings from the NIOSH-funded Savannah River Site mortality study (April 2008) presented at worker briefing October 2008.

Multi-site leukemia worker notification (March 2008) presented at worker briefing September 2008.

Publications from NIOSH studies done at Savannah River

A cohort mortality study of chemical laboratory workers at Department of Energy Nuclear Plants. (2008)

Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and radiation: findings among workers at five US nuclear facilities and a review of the recent literature (2007)

Task- and time-dependent weighting factors in a retrospective exposure assessment of chemical laboratory workers. (2007)

Risk of chronic myeloid and acute leukemia mortality following exposure to ionizing radiation among workers at four U.S. nuclear weapons facilities and a nuclear naval shipyard. (2007)pdf icon

Bone marrow dose estimates from work-related medical x-ray examinations given between 1943 and 1966 for personnel from five U.S. nuclear facilities. (2006)

Assessment of plutonium exposures for an epidemiological study of US nuclear workers. (2005)

Bias and uncertainty of penetrating photon dose measured by film dosimeters in an epidemiologic study of US nuclear workers. (2005)

Evaluation of data for DOE site remediation workers. (2001) Final Report; 37 pgspdf icon

Leukemia mortality among radiation-exposed workers. (2001)

A case control study of multiple myeloma at four nuclear facilities (2000) PDF version of report: pages 1-50pdf icon (6566KB); pages 51-100pdf icon (3416KB); pages 101-150pdf icon (5744KB); pages 151-202pdf icon (4283KB).

Study of mortality among female nuclear weapons workers. (2000) Final Report; 447 pgspdf icon

Publications from grant-funded studies done at Savannah River

Leukemia mortality among workers at the Savannah River Site (2007)

Morality among workers at the Savannah River Site (2007)

The impact on relative risk estimates of inconsistencies between ICD-9 and ICD-10. (2006)

Use of multiple causes of death data in cancer mortality analyses. (2006)

Evaluation of external radiation dosimetry records at the Savannah River Site, 1951-1989. (2006)

Cragle D [1998]. Mortality among workers at the Savannah River nuclear fuels production facility. In: ASA 1998 proceedings of the section on statistics in epidemiology. Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association, pp. 83-87.

Related websites

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Page last reviewed: April 14, 2009