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. Uranium Mill and Disposal Cell in Lakeview 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.

Uranium Mill and Disposal Cell in Lakeview

 
State: Oregon
Location: Lakeview
Time Period: DOE (Remediation) 1986-1989
Facility Type: Department of Energy

Facility Description: This mill was only operated for three years and these historical mill operations are covered under the auspices of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act and are not separately covered under EEOICPA. However, DOE environmental remediation contractors performed remediation under the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act (Public Law 95-604) at the Lakeview Uranium Mill and Disposal Cell from 1986-1989. DOE and DOE contractor employees who performed this remediation are covered under EEOICPA.

Listing:
Uranium Mill and Disposal Cell in Lakeview is listed as a Department of Energy (DOE) site under the EEOICPA.

*Site Description and History:
The Lakeview processing site is a former uranium-ore processing facility located approximately 1.5 miles north-northwest of the town of Lakeview in Lake County, Oregon, and 16 miles north of the California–Oregon border. The uranium milling process produced radioactive tailings, a predominantly sandy material. Lakeview Mining Company built the mill in 1958 and operated the facility for 3 years. No uranium ore was processed at the site after 1961. Kermac Nuclear Fuels Corporation owned the mill from 1961 to 1968, when it was purchased by Atlantic Richfield Company. Atlantic Richfield sold the site in 1974. A lumber company purchased the mill site property in 1978 and used some of the former uranium mill buildings and raffinate ponds in its operations.

The uppermost aquifer at the site consists of lake sediments that interfinger with sands and gravels shed from nearby uplands. These sediments are hydraulically connected but partially separated by the layers of clayey lake sediments. In the area of the former processing site and in areas south of the site, groundwater flows southwest at rates ranging from 50 to 160 feet per year. Groundwater from a geothermal artesian source northeast of the site flows southwest beneath the western portion of the site; the geothermal groundwater also feeds springs that surface north of the site.

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