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22:26 06 Feb 24
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EEOICPA Covered Facilities: American Chain and Cable Co.

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. American Chain and Cable 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.

American Chain and Cable Co.

State: Connecticut
Location: Bridgeport
Time Period: 1944
Facility Type: Atomic Weapons Employer

Facility Description: American Chain and Cable worked under contract to the Du Pont Company to support the manufacture of uranium slugs during the Manhattan Project. In 1944, the company swaged (reduced the diameter) of uranium rods at its Bridgeport facility.

*Site Activities:
The work documented for the American Chain and Cable Company (ACC) was the swaging of eight uranium rods. The rods were reduced from 1.46” to 1.39” diameter by cold swaging. The rods were delivered and removed from the plant by an AEC representative, who was also present during the work. Upon completion of the work, the rods were shipped to the Metallurgical Laboratory for evaluation.

The work was done under a DuPont Engineering Department subcontract No. RPG-3199-1/2. The purpose of the test was to see if this cold working method could reclaim oversized rods. It was decided at the completion of the test that this method was not satisfactory, as the outside surface of therods was impaired, and so the method was abandoned. No documentation was found indicating workers exposed to AEC related radioactive materials were exposed to other sources of radiation.

Job Categories:
Each claim will be evaluated to determine the most appropriate Job Category from the list below.

Plant Floor High (Involved directly in operations–dose based on Generic Metal TBD
Extrusion data as a surrogate operation favorable to the claimant)

Plant Floor Low (Involved in support of operations–dose based on 50% of plant floor high above)

Supervisor           (Assumed to spend some time in the production areas–inhalation dose based on 25% of plant floor high; external dose based on 10% of plant floor low above)

Clerk (Assumed to have minimal exposure–inhalation dose based on exposure to 2.5% of plant floor high above)
*Source

Listing:
American Chain and Cable Co. is listed as an Atomic Weapons Employer under the EEOICPA.

Compensation:
As of 03/08/2015, the total compensation paid under Part B of the EEOICPA, including medical compensation, for workers suffering from the effects of having worked at the American Chain and Cable Co. is $176,797.

American Chain and Cable Co. Workers:
If you or your parent worked at this or any other AWE facility and became ill, you may be entitled to compensation of up to $150K 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.
We can help with all OWCP (Federal Workers Compensation) claims, impairments, wage loss and health care. 2495 Main Street, Suite 442 Buffalo, NY.
 
DOCUMENTS:
 
NIOSH:
Technical Basis Documents:
Site Profiles for Atomic Weapons Employers that Worked Uranium Metals
 
Appendix V- American Chain and Cable Company