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. Armour Fertilizer Works 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 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.
Armour Fertilizer Works
Also Known As: U.S. Agri-Chemicals Pilot Facility, U.S. Steel Corp.
Time Period: 1951-1955
Facility Type: Atomic Weapons Employer
Facility Description: Under contract with the AEC, Armour operated a pilot plant which produced uranium from phosphoric acid.
As of 03/08/2015, the total compensation paid under Part B of the EEOICPA, including medical compensation, for workers suffering from the effects of having worked at Armour Fertilizer Works is $450.
Armour Fertilizer Works Workers:
If you or your parent worked at this or any other AWE facility and became ill, you may be entitled to compensation of up to $150K plus medical benefits from the US Department of Labor. Call EEOICPA Counsel Hugh Stephens at 1-855-EEOICPA (336-4272) or fill out the form to the right, whether or not you have already filed a claim and even if your claim has been accepted or denied.
We can help with all OWCP (Federal Workers Compensation) claims, impairments, wage loss and health care. 2495 Main Street, Suite 442 Buffalo, NY.
This facility was a small pilot plant used for research and development of uranium recovery by organic solvent extraction from phosphoric acid. It was operated under Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) contracts AT(30-7)-1391, AT(30-1).1404, and AT(49-6)-915 from 1951 to1955. According to plant personnel, the facility produced only gram quantities of
uranium. In 1959, the company name changed from Armour Feritilizer Works to Armour Agricultural Chemical Company and later toU.S. Agri-Chemicals, Inc. It eventually became USS Agri-Chemicals, a division of the U.S. Steel Corporation. The building is currently used as a field office for the plant’s diammonium phosphate loading area.
The Plant is located about 1 mile west of Bartow, Florida, on State Highway 60 (Figure 1).