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. Sutton, Steele and Steele Co. 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.
Sutton, Steele and Steele Co.
Time Period: 1951; 1959
Facility Type: Atomic Weapons Employer
Facility Description: In 1951, AEC and AEC contractor personnel conducted tests at Sutton, Steele, and Steele, Inc. which were aimed at devising means of recovering uranium from low grade wastes and residues. The tests were to determine the feasibility of separating fused dolomite from magnesium floride slag and uranium. In 1959, National Lead of Ohio (Fernald) personnel evaluated Sutton, Steele, and Steele’s dry tabling equipment for the separation of normal uranium shot.
During the first test, 2 tons of C-liner and C-special were processed to determine whether the uranium could be separated from the dolomite and magnesium fluoride. As this was liner material, the uranium concentrations were relatively low, and only about 50 pounds of uranium were processed through the equipment. At the conclusion of the test, the equipment was decontaminated and residues were returned to the AEC.
In 1959, NLO (Fernald) personnel evaluated Sutton, Steele and Steele’s dry tabling equipment for the separation of uranium shot. Fifty pounds of normal uranium were processed in a single test to evaluate particle size separation. As in the first test, the equipment was decontaminated and monitored after the operation.
Sutton, Steele and Steele was eliminated from FUSRAP action in 1993 based on the low potential for residual contamination at the facility.
Sutton, Steele and Steele Co. is listed as an Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE) site under the EEOICPA.
As of 05/25/2015, the total compensation paid under Part B of the EEOICPA, including medical compensation, for workers suffering from the effects of having worked at Sutton, Steele and Steele Co. is $0.