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Identifying EEOICPA Radiation and Toxic Exposures

The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) benefits Department of Energy (DOE) workers, who experienced exposure to radiation and other toxic substances. At Nager, Romaine & Schneiberg Co., LPA, we have handled EEOICPA cases throughout Ohio, and strive to expedite your claim and quickly bring you the benefits you’re entitled to.

The 22 specified cancers

Cancer and radiation sickness is a common ailment of energy workers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has specified 22 cancers under EEOICPA as making one eligible for compensation. These cancers are:

  • Bone cancer
  • Renal cancers
  • Leukemia (other than chronic lymphocytic leukemia) provided the onset of the disease was at least two years after first exposure
  • Lung cancer (other than in-situ lung cancer that is discovered during or after a post-mortem exam)
  • The following diseases provided onset was at least five years after first exposure:
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Lymphomas (other than Hodgkin's disease)
  • Primary cancer of the:
  • Bile ducts
  • Breast (female)
  • Breast (male)
  • Brain
  • Colon
  • Esophagus
  • Gall bladder
  • Liver (except if cirrhosis or hepatitis B is indicated)
  • Ovary
  • Pancreas
  • Pharynx
  • Salivary gland
  • Small intestine
  • Stomach
  • Thyroid
  • Urinary bladder

The Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) program — administered by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) division of the CDC — completes final dose reconstruction on behalf of exposed workers to determine covered worksites. Currently, 3,447 individual Ohio cases have been returned with a completed SEC report.

The 35 Ohio EEOICPA covered facilities

The Energy Employees Claimant Assistant Project has identified 35 EEOICPA covered facilities in Ohio respective to “Beryllium, AWE (automatic weapons employer), and DOL (Department of Labor)” (verbatim):

  • Alba Craft
  • Ajax Magnathermic
  • Associate Aircraft
  • Baker Brothers
  • B and T Metals
  • Battelle Laboratories King Avenue
  • Battelle Memorial Institute Columbus
  • Brush Beryllium Cleveland
  • Brush Beryllium Elmore
  • Brush Beryllium Loraine
  • Brush Beryllium Luckey
  • Cincinnati Milling Machine
  • Clifton Products
  • Copperweld Steel
  • Dayton Project
  • Diamond Magnesium
  • DuPont-Grasselli Research Lab
  • Fernald
  • GE Evendale
  • Gruen Watch Company
  • Harshaw Chemical
  • Herring Hall Marvin Safe Company
  • Horizons Incorporated
  • Kettering Laboratory at University of Cincinnati
  • Magnus Brass Company
  • McKinney Tool
  • Mitchell Steel
  • Mound Laboratory
  • Piqua Organic Moderated Reactor
  • Portsmouth
  • Reactive Metals
  • R. W. LeBlond Machine Tool Company
  • Tech-Art
  • Tocco Induction Heating Division
  • Vulcan Tool

If you or a loved one is an energy worker and has suffered on the job illnesses, please contact us today to determine if you are eligible for compensation.

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