2002 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.

2002 Data Search and Capture

Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, TN

Work site and information retrieved
Work Site Information Retrieved (Years)
Chapman Valve
General Electric (Neutron Badges)
Grand Junction Operations Office
Lake Ontario Ordnance Works
Lake Ontario Storage Area
Middlesex Sampling Plant
New Brunswick Laboratory
Sam Laboratories, Columbia University
1951; 1955
University of Chicago – Metallurgical Labs
University of Rochester

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 Act and Executive Order 13179. Part of the agreement covers how HHS and DOE will coordinate data search and capture activities.