The EEOICPA was passed in 2000. It provides compensation to workers who became ill as a result of their employment manufacturing nuclear weapons in the USA, as well as their spouses, children, and grandchildren. AC Spark Plug EEOICPA coverage is available for qualified former Workers and their families.
Are you eligible for compensation? If you or a family member worked at this or another AWE/BE facility and became ill, you may be entitled to compensation of up to $150K plus medical benefits. Call EEOICPA Counsel Hugh Stephens at 1-855-548-4494 or fill out our free claim evaluation, We can help even if you’ve already filed, even if your claim was denied!
Here, we have compiled publicly available information and documentation about the facilities covered by the Act to clarify how their activities relate to the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act.
AC Spark Plug
Time Period: AWE/BE 1946-1947; Residual Radiation 1948-March 1, 2011
Facility Type: Atomic Weapons Employer, Beryllium Vendor
Facility Description: AC Spark Plug performed beryllium work for the AEC. Records indicate that approximately 10 men worked with beryllium at this location in 1947. Information about AC Spark Plug is found in health hazard surveys, shipping reports and in a MED history. The company continued to receive hundreds of pounds of beryllium for use under government contract into the 1960’s. It is possible that some or all of this beryllium was being used for other, non-AEC projects.
There was also a small amount of thorium procurement related to AC SparkPlug in the 1946-1947 timeframe.
During the period of residual contamination, as designated by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and as noted in the dates above, employees of subsequent owners and operators of this facility are also covered under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act.
AC Spark Plug is listed as an Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE) and as a Beryllium Vendor (BE) under the EEOICPA.
As of 03/01/2015, the total compensation paid under Part B of the EEOICPA, including medical compensation, for workers suffering from the effects of having worked at AC Spark Plug is $0.
As of 08/30/2015, the total compensation paid under Parts B and E of the EEOICPA, including medical compensation, for workers suffering from the effects of having worked at AC Spark Plug is $0. Click here for a current accounting of compensation paid to former Workers under the EEOICPA.