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. University of Florida 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.
University of Florida
Also Known As: J. Hillis Miller Health Center, College of Medicine, Dept. of Radiology
Time Period: 1963-1969
Facility Type: Atomic Weapons Employer
Facility Description: Documents indicate that the University of Florida handled test quantities of radioactive material under a National Lead of Ohio (Fernald) sub-contract between 1963 and 1969. Upon completion of the project, the material was sent to the Savannah River Site.
The University also obtained licenses to handle radioactive material from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Work done under these NRC licenses was not related to nuclear weapons production and is not covered under EEOICPA.
University of Florida is listed as an Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE) site under the EEOICPA.
As of 05/31/2015, the total compensation paid under Part B of the EEOICPA, including medical compensation, for workers suffering from the effects of having worked at University of Florida is $300,000.