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. Virginia-Carolina Chemical Corp 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.

Virginia-Carolina Chemical Corp

 
Also Known As: Conser Dept. of Phillips Brothers Div., Englehard Minerals and Chemical Corp, Socony Mobile Oil Co., Virginia-Carolina Chemical Corp
State: Florida
Location: Nichols
Time Period: AWE 1952-1957; Residual Radiation 1958-1977
Facility Type: Atomic Weapons Employer

Facility Description: The Virginia-Carolina Chemical Corporation produced uranium as a byproduct of the recovery of phosphate chemicals and fertilizers. The AEC contracted with the Virginia-Carolina Chemical Corp. for the recovery of the uranium, which was ultimately used in weapons production.

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.

*Background:
During the early 1950’s, the Virginia-Carolina Chemical Corporation constructed a phosphate fertilizer plant at a site in Nichols, Florida. In conjunction with this construction, and as part of AEC Contract No. AT(49-l)-623, the Company agreed to construct, at their own expense, a pilot plant to recover uranium oxide from phosphoric acid produced by the fertilizer plant. AEC agreed to offset process development costs for the Virginia-Carolina system by guarantying to purchase the by-product uranium for a given period at a price partly dependent on process operating costs. The contract was effective May 23, 1952, through April 30, 1957.

The pilot plant was disassembled after contract termination (about 1960). The fertilizer plant ownership changed three times since 1951 and between 1969 to 1973 was completely shutdown. The present owner is the Conserv Department of Philipp Brothers Division, Englehard Minerals and Chemicals Corporation. As a result of the many ownership changes, the present location of equipment from the operation could not be determined.
*Source

Listing:
Virginia-Carolina Chemical Corp is listed as an Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE) site under the EEOICPA.

Compensation:
As of 06/14/2015, the total compensation paid under Part B of the EEOICPA, including medical compensation, for workers suffering from the effects of having worked at Virginia-Carolina Chemical Corp is $0.

 

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