Evaluation of environmental data for historical public exposures studies on Rocky Flats

task 4, evaluation of environmental data

Publisher: Radiological Assessments Corporation in Neeses, S.C

Written in English
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  • Rocky Flats Plant (U.S.),
  • Radioactive pollution -- Colorado.,
  • Nuclear facilities -- Environmental aspects -- Colorado.,
  • Nuclear weapons plants -- Health aspects -- Colorado.,
  • Health risk assessment.,
  • Hazardous waste site remediation -- Colorado.

Edition Notes

Other titlesFinal report, Project task 4, Historical public exposures studies on Rocky Flats, phase II
Statementauthors Susan K. Rope, [et al.] ; principal investigator, John E. Till.
SeriesHealth studies on Rocky Flats., Health studies on Rocky Flats, historical public exposures.
ContributionsTill, John E., Rope, Susan K., Colorado. Division of Disease Control and Environmental Epidemiology., Radiological Assessments Corporation.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsRA569 .E8985 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6834600M
LC Control Number00329971
OCLC/WorldCa45049796

  In the face of an environment at Rocky Flats contaminated with plutonium particles too small to see but not too small to do damage, the vulnerability of children was a major reason 81% of the 1, parties commenting in told U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service not to allow public access to the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge. These studies, which are based on doctors’ reports to the state Cancer Registry, have consistently found no evidence of higher-than-expected cancer rates near Rocky Flats. The cancer studies and historical public exposure studies are posted on the department of health and environment website. Evaluation of atmospheric transport models for use in Phase II of the historical public exposures studies at the Rocky Flats Plant. Risk Analysis –; Cited Here.   Although the "Historical Public Exposures Studies" says public health risks from bomb-building at Rocky Flats near Denver, CO were low, Len Ackland's book, "Making a Real Killing: Rocky Flats and.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. In , ChemRisk was hired by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to prepare Phase 1 (–) of the nine-year long Rocky Flats Historical Public Exposures Studies arising from the radioactive contamination from the Rocky Flats Plant. “Uncertainty Analysis in the Rocky Flats Dose Reconstruction Project.” Presented a public meeting for the Rocky Flats Historical Public Exposure Studies. Ramada Inn, Westminster, Colorado. December “The Use of Chemical and Radionuclide Risk Estimates in Site Performance Evaluation of Mixed Waste Sites.”. The Government Information Library at the University of Colorado at Boulder is a state depository for Colorado state publications. Both digital and print resources are available for use, and most of the printed publications are housed in the basement of Norlin Library ("NORBASE"). When I asked for (radiation-exposure records), I was told, ‘No data available.’ I know they covered up so much” - Doug Hanson, 66, former worker of Rocky Flats, diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood (Draper, ).

benign, obtaining data that 50 of the most dangerous sites were benign, and proving that industries today were not dangerous to public health. a. Environmental Protection Agency b. Securities and Exchange Commission c. Food and Drug Administration d. Federal Emergency Management Agency.   A CDPHE evaluation of cancer cases experienced by people living downwind of Rocky Flats found that the “incidence of all cancers combined for both adults and children was no different in the communities surrounding Rocky Flats than would be expected based on cancer rates in the remainder of the Metro Denver area for ”Author: Josh Schlossberg.   The most contaminated nuclear weapons plant in the country, Rocky Flats was an environmental disaster and the site of rampant worker unrest. Although estimates projected that cleaning up and closing the facility would take 70 years and $36 billion, the project was completed 60 years ahead of schedule and $30 billion under budget, and most of the site is now on its way to Brand: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.   Full Body Burden is a haunting work of narrative nonfiction about a young woman, Kristen Iversen, growing up in a small Colorado town close to Rocky Flats, a secret nuclear weapons plant once designated "the most contaminated site in America." It's the story of a childhood and adolescence in the shadow of the Cold War, in a landscape at once startlingly beautiful and4/5.

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The Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS) is a US Department of Energy (DOE) facility and is currently operated by Kaiser-Hill. For most of its history, the site was called the Rocky Flats Plant (RFP) and was operated by Dow Chemical as a nuclear weapons production, research, and development by: 5.

Quality assurance for the public exposures studies on Rocky Flats. Research on adverse health effects related to Rocky Flats. Risk to human health and the environment. Historical Environmental Monitoring Data Introduction One of the most important aspects of the Rocky Flats Historical Public Exposures Studies was an evaluation of information gathered in the past about contaminants in the air, vegetation, water, sediment and soil in areas surrounding the Rocky Flats site.

Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). The purpose of the Historical Public Exposures Studies on Rocky Flats is to evaluate the doses and potential health impacts to nearby residents who may have been exposed to past contaminant releases.

This health study focused on members of the public living offsite. Evaluation of Environmental Data for Historical Public Exposures Studies on Rocky Flats, Task 4: Evaluation of Environmental Data, Final Report, Revision 1, RAC Report 1-CDPHE-RFPFinal (Rev.

Evaluation of environmental data for historical public exposures studies on Rocky Flats book, Radiological Assessments Corporation, Neeses, South Carolina. August Phase II of the Historical Public Exposures Study on the Rocky Flats Site.

This work was supported by the CDPHE and overseen by a Panel of technical and non-technical individuals representing scientists and community members. By the study’s end, RAC had produced 20 technical reports documenting. Risks to the public from historical releases of radionuclides and chemicals at the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site JOHN E.

TILL,a ARTHUR S. Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS) Final Release. Foreword. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, ATSDR, was established by Congress in under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, also known as the.

Superfund. law. This law set up a fund to identify and. The Rocky Flats Historical Public Exposure Studies involved nine years of research. The Studies had three main objectives: (1) create a public record of plant operations and accidents that contributed to contaminant releases from the Rocky Flats Plant between and ; (2) assess public exposures to contaminants and potential risks from past releases; and, (3) determine the need for future studies.

91 Previous investigators (Haugen and Fontino ) used this data set in a performance evaluation of 92 the TRAC (Hodgin ) and ISC2 models. The electronic copy of this data set was obtained from 93 Haugen and Fontino () for use in the model performance evaluation for the Historical Public 94 Exposures Studies at Rocky Flats (Rood ).

• Investigated surface soils, subsurface soils, sediments, surface water, ground water and air • Contaminants of Concern: 1) Americium (surface soil) 2) Plutonium (surface soil; surface sediment) • Human Health Risk Assessment. – Residential reasonable maximum exposure (RME) = 3 x 10‐6 –Recreational Use reasonable maximum exposure = 1 x 10‐8.

E-mail Rocky Flats Public Affairs ([email protected]) or call () for a CD. Section 6: Nature and Extent of Air Contamination; Attachment 1—Air Data Adequacy and Quality Assessment (37 KB) Attachment 2—Analytical Data This is a large file.

E-mail Rocky Flats Public Affairs ([email protected]) or call () for a CD of. Historical Public Exposures Studies on Rocky Flats (): Otherwise referred to as dose reconstruction studies, the purpose was to identify quantities of contaminants released off-site and the potential health risks posed by these contaminants to nearby communities.

The studies attempted to determine if exposures and risks were. Evaluation of Atmospheric Transport Models for Use in Phase II of the Historical Public Exposures Studies at the Rocky Flats Plant Arthur S. Rood, George G. Killough, John E. Till Pages have been diagnosed. Continuing case-control studies are evaluating semi-quantitative dose response relationships for CBD using the exposure monitoring data discussed herein.

BACKGROUND Starting in the late ’s, beryllium was used at Rocky Flats, now called Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RETS), to makeAuthor: A.E. Barnard, J. Torma-Krajewski, S.M. Viet. Remediation at the Rocky Flats Site was conducted in accordance with Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and/or Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations.

“Technical Basis and Public Process for Deriving Cleanup Levels at Rocky Flats. Proc. Workshop on Solutions to Security Concerns about Radioactive Legacy of the Cold War that Remain in Urban Environments.

Previous investigators (Haugen and Fontino, ) used this data set in a performance evaluation of the TRAC (Hodgin, ) and ISC2 electronic copy of this data set was obtained from Haugen and Fontino () for use in the model performance evaluation for the Historical Public Exposures Studies at Rocky Flats ().These data included the observed hourly-average concentrations for Cited by: The Winter Validation Tracer Study was performed in February at the former Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site near Denver, Colorado.

Performance evaluation of AERMOD, CALPUFF, and. information from the onsite Rocky Flats meteorological station. High wind events occur in the Rocky Flats area and were evaluated in the Historical Public Exposure Studies on Rocky Flats for their effect on moving contamination from the Area before it was covered with an asphalt pad.

Rocky Flats plant. ‘Operable Unit 3’ is DOE parlance for the offsite areas around the original Rocky Flats bound-aries. This document—devoted only to the offsite areas— is pages long and details the history of radiation monitoring.

Radiation levels around Rocky Flats The original “Krey/Hardy” map [7] has been redrawnFile Size: 1MB. from the former Rocky Flats Plant for the Historical Public Exposures Studies at Rocky Flats; establishment of plutonium clean up levels at the former Rocky Flats Plant; fluvial transport of radionuclides at the Hanford Reservation; performance assessment of the U.S.

Ecology low-levelFile Size: KB. In a mortality study of white males who had worked at the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant between andan increased number of deaths from benign and unspecified intracranial neoplasms was found.

A case-control study nested within this cohort investigated the hypothesis that an association existed between brain tumor death and exposure to either internally deposited plutonium or Author: Janeen Denise Robertson. the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment (CDPHE).

Articles appearing in the Rocky Mountain News (RMN) presented the data used by NIOSH for RFP dose reconstructions (i.e., DOE dosimetry records, including the NDRP) and the data used in the Ruttenbers’ studies as distinct [].

This is inaccurate. The Rocky Flats Plant was a U.S. manufacturing complex that produced nuclear weapons parts in the western United States, near Denver, Colorado.

The facility's primary mission was the fabrication of plutonium pits, which were shipped to other facilities to be assembled into nuclear weapons.

Operated from tothe complex was under the control of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC Location: Jefferson County, Colorado. were reported. Beryllium releases from Rocky Flats do not present a problem in surface water.

The study of surface water was conducted as part of the Historical Public Exposures Studies on Rocky Flats, which focused on determining potential health risks from activities at Rocky Flats.

The mission of this museum is "to document the historical, environmental, and scientific aspects of Rocky Flats, and to educate the public about Rocky Flats, the Cold War, and their legacies." Click on "Links" to see links to: Rocky Flats sites; Nuclear-Related Museums, Department of Energy Nuclear Sites/History, Nuclear Weapons Data/Research.

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Technical Summary Report of the Historical Public Exposures Studies for Rocky Flats, Phase II. Denver, CO: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment; Radiological Assessments Corporation Report No. CDPHE-RFPFinal. @article{osti_, title = {Health-hazard evaluation report HETARockwell International, Rocky Flats Plant, Golden, Colorado}, author = {Gunter, B.J.

and Thoburn, T.W.}, abstractNote = {An evaluation of worker exposure to beryllium at the Rocky Flats Facility was made. Six of 33 breathing-zone air samples collected for beryllium analysis showed levels exceeding the. Beryllium Exposure Assessments Expertise: Beryllium health surveillance, epidemiologic surveillance, epidemiology, health data studies and collection.

Previous program manager of the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site Beryllium Health Surveillance Program.Radiation Protection: A Systematic Approach to Safety is a collection of papers that deals with the control, management, and prevention of toxic agents. One paper presents design measures, evaluated in a balanced program, as a practicable method to lessen occupational radiation exposure.In order to obtain more information, I spoke with David Abelson, Executive Director of the Rocky Flats Stewardship Council, and with Carl Spreng, the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment project manager for the oversight of the restoration work at Rocky Flats.

Both men provided information that refuted some of Kristen’s claims.