EEOICPA CIRCULAR NO. 08-03 November 6, 2007
SUBJECT: Rocky Flats Building 881
In DEEOIC Bulletin 08-01, “Rocky Flats SEC designations,” provisions for including employees in the SEC are outlined in Action #4. One of the three evidentiary methods by which an employee who worked at Rocky Flats during the specified time period and with a specified cancer can be found to have “been monitored or should have been monitored,” is that the employee worked in one of nine buildings that are listed in the Bulletin. It has been determined that Building 881 should be added to that list. Although NIOSH did not identify this building specifically to the DEEOIC as one in which there was exposure to plutonium, their SEC Petition Evaluation Report states on page 24 in its description of Building 881, “Small quantities of other radioactive materials such as 233U and Pu were also handled.” Additionally, in completing dose reconstructions for Rocky Flats workers, NIOSH added neutron dose to employees who worked in Building 881, even though those workers were not on the Rocky Flats Neutron Dosimetry Reconstruction Project List. Therefore, because there is the potential that employees worked with plutonium in Building 881 and therefore should have been monitored for neutrons, the CE can accept that employees with a work location of Building 881 who meet the other criteria for inclusion in the SEC, are included in the class.
PETER M. TURCIC
Director, Division of Energy Employees
Occupational Illness Compensation
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