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EEOICPA Covered Facilities: Argonne National Laboratory–West

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. Argonne National Laboratory–West 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.

Argonne National Laboratory–West

State: Idaho
Location: Scoville
Time Period: 1949-2005
Facility Type: Department of Energy

Facility Description: Argonne National Laboratories – West was a part of Argonne National Laboratory, operated by the University of Chicago. ANLW was located on the southeastern portion of the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory. On February 1, 2005 the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory – West became the Idaho National Laboraotry (INL).

For nearly 40 years, ANLW led in the development of advanced nuclear reactor technology. Breakthroughs in the type of fuel used in nuclear- generated power, simplified reprocessing, reduction in the life span of nuclear wastes, and design of increasingly safer power plant systems all were developed at the ANLW complex.

Throughout the course of its operations, the potential for beryllium exposureexisted at this site, due to beryllium use, residual contamination, and decontamination activities.

CONTRACTOR: University of Chicago (1949-2005)

Class(es) Added to the SEC
All employees of the Department of Energy, its predecessor agencies, and their contractors and subcontractors who worked at the Argonne National Laboratory-West during the time period from April 10, 1951, through December 31, 1957, for a number of work days aggregating at least 250 work days, occurring either solely under this employment, or in combination with work days within the parameters established for one or more other classes of employees in the Special Exposure Cohort.

Note: This class was established from Petition 224

Listing:
Argonne National Laboratory–West is listed as a Department of Energy (DOE) site under the EEOICPA.

Compensation:
As of 03/08/2015, the total compensation paid under Parts B and E of the EEOICPA, including medical compensation, for workers suffering from the effects of having worked at Argonne National Laboratory–West is $38,373,154.

Argonne National Laboratory–West Workers:
If you or your parent worked at this or any other DOE or AWE facility and became ill, you may be entitled to compensation of up to $400K 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 already 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.

* General Site Information:
In 1949, the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) established the National Reactor Testing Station in Idaho as a Federal reservation to build, test, and operate nuclear reactors. The site constructed and operated a variety of support facilities and equipment. In February 1951, AEC opened the Idaho Division of Argonne National Laboratory (which is now ANL-W) within the boundaries of the site. In 1974, the site became the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, which in 1997 became the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory. On February 1, 2005, the site became INL and combined the operations of the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, ANL-W, and the Idaho Cleanup Project, which is working on closure of inactive portions of the site. (For convenience, this Technical Background Document [TBD] refers to the site as INL.)

INL is an 890-mi2 reservation with a maximum distance of about 39 mi from north to south and 36 mi from east to west. It is 30 to 60 mi west of Idaho Falls, Idaho. Major site-related research facilities and offices are in Idaho Falls. The site is on the Snake River Plain in southeastern Idaho at an elevation of about 5,000 ft and is above the Snake River Plain aquifer.

INL is unique among DOE facilities because it is a large complex site with many independent technical areas, contractors, goals, and missions. Table 2-1 lists the prime contractors and the years during which they operated the site. The prime contractor provided some services to the other contractors and operated most of the facilities. Some of the specific technical areas were operated in part by other contractors during the tenure of the prime contractor. Table 2-2 lists those facilities and technical areas and the years during which contractors other than the prime contractor operated them.

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DOCUMENTS:

NIOSH SEC Petition Evaluation Reports:
SEC Petition Evaluation Report – Petition SEC-00224 – Rev. 0
Report Submittal Date: February 18, 2016

Technical Basis Documents(TBDs) – Site Profile
Idaho National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory -West -Introduction
 
Idaho National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory-West -Site Description
 
Idaho National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory -West -Occupational Medical Dose
 
Idaho National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory -West -Occupational Environmental Dose
 
Idaho National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory West – -Occupational Internal Dose
 
Idaho National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory -West -Occupational External Dosimetry