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X-10Oak Ridge National Laboratory

ORNL is a DOE facility for 1943 to the present so workers are eligible to file both Part B and Part E claims.

ORNL has a Special Exposure Cohort which covers all workers with specific cancers and at least 250 days of employment forfrom June 17, 1943, through July 31, 1955.

During the Manhattan project, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) site was used by the University of Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory to construct the first pile semiworks - a test plant that would move the plutonium product process from the research stage to large scale production. DuPont began construction of the test pile, the X-10 reactor in March 1943 and was ready for operations by January 1944. A research facility designated as the Clinton Laboratories was built during the war to support X-10 reactor activities and included chemistry, health and engineering divisions.

After the war, the laboratory was transformed from a war production facility to a nuclear research center and changed its name to Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 1948. The Laboratory's research role in the development of nuclear weapons decreased over time, but the scope of its work expanded to include production of isotopes, fundamental hazardous and radioactive materials research, environmental research, and radioactive waste disposal.

Throughout the course of its operations, the potential for beryllium exposure existed at this site, due to beryllium use, residual contamination, and decontamination activities.


Alternative Names

  • X-10
  • Clinton Laboratories
  • ORNL
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    DOE

    DOE has an ORNL webpage.   DOE's Legacy Management has a webpage on Oak RidgeDOE at Oak Ridge has a Flickr page.

    DOE Contractors

  •  University of Chicago (1943-1945)
  • Monsanto Chemical (1945-1947)
  • Union Carbide and Carbon Corp. (1948-1984)
  • Martin Marietta Energy Systems (1984-1994)
  • Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corp. (1994-1998)
  • UT Battelle (2000-present)
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    DOL

    DOL provides Part B and Part E statistics on ORNL  as well as exposure information from their Site Exposure Matrix on ORNL.

     

    EPA

    The EPA has a  webpage on the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

     

    NIOSH

    NIOSH lists statistics for ORNL's dose reconstructions.  NIOSH has a webpage on Oak Ridge Facilities.  NIOSH has developed technical basis documents for ORNL and has information on ORNL's Special Exposure Cohort.

     

    Other

  • Wikipedia has a ORNL webpage.
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  • ORNL has its own webpage.
  • ORNL has photos on Flickr

     

    ORNL Videos

    Colleen Black's Interview
    Evelyn Ellingson's Interview
    Robert Ellingson's Interview
    The Exposed: Sick Oak Ridge Nuclear Workers detail Frustrations
    History - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    Lawrence S. O'Rourke's First Interview
    Mary Lowe Michel's Interview
    Jay Wechsler's Interview
    Graydon Whitman's Interview
    Lucile Whitman's Interview
    Widow of Poisoned Nuclear Worker wants Justice
    William Jenkins Wilcox, Jr., Former Employee at the Manhattan Project

     

    ORNL Documents

  • Health Physics Training Lectures, 1948-1949
  • Decontamination & Corrosion Resistance Properties of Selected Laboratory Surfaces - 1950
  • Physics Division Semiannual Progress Report for Period ending September 10, 1954
  • Tobacco Smoke Analysis Program Progress Report for the Period September 1, 1970 to July 1, 1971
  • Environmental Monitoring Report US DOE Oak Ridge Facilities - 1984
  • Active Sites Environmental Monitoring Program - 1995
  • Small Mammal Abundance and Distribution Survey - 2009-2010
  • Radiation Dose Estimation Using Realistic Postures with PIMAL
  • Air Dispersion Modeling for Building 3026C/D Demolition - 2009
  • Decomposition of Rare Earth Loaded Resin Particles - 2010
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     Photos courtesy of DOE and Library of Congress