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. Ore Buying Station at Crooks Gap 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 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.
Ore Buying Station at Crooks Gap
Also Known As: Ore Buying Station at Split Rock. Ore Buying Station at Jeffrey City
Location: Crooks Gap
Time Period: 1956-1957
Facility Type: Department of Energy
Facility Description: The ore buying station at Crooks Gap purchased uranium ore for the AEC. The Lucius Pitkin managed and operated the Crooks Gap station from December 1956 to July 1957. The AEC leased the land and equipment from a private company.
Contractors: Lucius Pitkin, Inc. (1956-1957).
*The history of domestic uranium procurement under U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) contracts identifies a number of ore buying stations (sampling and storage sites) that were operated during the period late-1949 through the mid-1960s. During this period the AEC established ore-buying stations in new uranium producing areas where it appeared that ore production would be sufficient to support a uranium milling operation. The ideal scenario was to accumulate a sufficient stockpile of ore and construct a mill on the site. Under this scenario the AEC would then withdraw and sell the stockpile of ore to the mill operator for processing. Clean up of the area occupied by the ore-buying station was accomplished along with the cleanup of the mill site. For ore-buying stations that were not included as a part of a mill, the property was cleared, tract leases were terminated and the property was returned to its owners. Cleanup of ore-buying stations on or in the vicinity of mill tailings sites subject to the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978 was accomplished, as necessary, under the DOE Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Program.
The Ore Buying Station at Crooks Gap is listed as a Department of Energy (DOE) site under the EEOICPA.
Ore Buying Station at Crooks Gap Workers:
If you or your parent worked at this or any other DOE or AWE facility and became ill, you may be entitled to compensation of up to $400K 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.
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