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. Du Pont Deepwater 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/DOE facility and became ill, you may be entitled to compensation of up to $400K 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.
Du Pont Deepwater Works
Also Known As: E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Co., Dyeworks-Carney’s Point, Deepwater Dyeworks , Du Pont Deepwater Works, Chambers Chemical and Dye Works
State: New Jersey
Time Period: AWE 1942-1949; Residual Radiation 1950-1995; 1997-March 1, 2011; DOE 1996 (remediation)
Facility Type: Atomic Weapons Employer, Department of Energy
In the 1940s, E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company (DuPont) produced uranium products and conducted research on uranium hexafluoride. These activities were conducted first for the U.S. Office of Scientific Research and Development (OSRD), and later under contract to the Manhattan Engineer District (MED) and the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). DuPont also developed processes to convert uranium dioxide to uranium hexafluoride, and produced uranium oxide and uranium metal which was used to fuel the CP-1 reactor at the University of Chicago. After completion of these activities, the AEC conducted limited decontamination and released the site to DuPont for reuse. DuPont currently operates a chemical plant at this site.
Although DuPont Deepwater Works was designated as part of the Department of Energy’s Formerly Utilized Site Remediation Action Program (FUSRAP) in 1980, the only year in which actual remediation was performed under contract to the DOE was 1996. There was decontamination
performed in 1997, but this did not involve the Department of Energy. 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.
Du Pont Deepwater Works is listed as an Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE) site and as a Department of Energy (DOE) site under the EEOICPA.
As of 03/22/2015, 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 Du Pont Deepwater Works is $3,723,904.
Du Pont Deepwater 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.
NIOSH Technical Basis Documents
Technical Basis Document for the DuPont Deepwater Works, Deepwater, New Jersey
Effective Date: 03/20/2015, Revision No.: 02
DuPont Deepwater Works, NIOSH’s Response to Findings in SC&A’s Review, Dated August 12, 2011
March 18, 2013, James W. Neton, Ph.D., CHP
DuPont Deepwater Works Issues Matrix
September 4, 2012
REVIEW OF THE NIOSH SITE PROFILE FOR DUPONT CHAMBERS WORKS, DEEPWATER, NJ
SC&A RESPONSE TO NIOSH’S COMMENTARY ON FINDINGS REGARDING THE SITE PROFILE FOR
DUPONT DEEPWATER WORKS