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Consider Attending Meeting to Provide Important Data for Nuclear Weapons Workers

August 16, 2017

August 16, 2017

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If you or someone you know work or worked at Los Alamos National Lab (LANL), you may have important information about the radiation protection programs and radiation exposure that could be valuable data.

Consider joining the upcoming meeting on August 23, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. at the Courtyard Marriott (3347 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM  87507) based on the specific information below.

The Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health is asking the public to provide information from current and former workers about Los Alamos National Lab’s (LANL) radiation protection program. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) wants to presume that LANL’s radiation protection program adequately protected all workers and that workers who were not issued a dosimetry badge would not have been exposed to radiation above a certain level.

Specifically, the Board is interested in learning about the following topics:

  1. How long did it take LANL to implement the Department of Energy’s regulations passed in January 1, 1996?
  2. Some workers were not monitored because it was assumed the job would not involve radioactive materials. Were you or someone you know exposed after January 1, 1996 but did not have a dosimetry badge? If so, did you participate in the bioassay program?
  3. Are you aware of any falsified/destroyed or missing bioassay records?

If you have any information on these topics or the radiation protection program, please join the meeting:

When: August 23, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (public comment period)

Where: Courtyard Marriott, 3347 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM  87507

If you cannot attend in person but want to provide information and/or documents, send an email to [email protected].

For more information, please contact Terrie Barrie 877-469-0131 or [email protected].