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Gloria ReynoldsGloria Reynolds
04:16 30 Mar 24
Stephens & Stephens was very helpful in getting my claim processed and helping me in getting my settlement, staff was knowledgeable and professional and very kind if I call and needed to ask a question they would call me back within a timely manner. Thank you so much for your help .Continue to be blessed Gloria
Dee GodfreyDee Godfrey
18:49 12 Mar 24
I was astounded with the service I received from Mr. Hugh Stephens in regard to my husband's compensation claim. He was not only efficient, but also compassionate, and communicated clearly and frequently. Because of his outstanding efforts and expertise, I, who am now a grieving widow, am unexpectedly stabile and secure. I had little to do. He did all the heavy lifting. I'm so very grateful for his help. I'll always remember not only his professionalism, but also his kindness.
Audrey OgletreeAudrey Ogletree
22:19 09 Mar 24
From: Laurence OgletreeI received good assistance from Stephens & Stephens in submitting the recent claim for increased impairment benefits from the Energy Workers program.
Randy MooreRandy Moore
14:48 07 Mar 24
I was a machinist at Honeywell F.M.&T.and developed bilateral tinnitus and bilateral sensorineural hearing loss. They helped me file a claim with EEOICPA in 2017. Stephen’s & Stephen’s was very good to work with, they take care of all the paperwork and help with any paperwork I receive from the Department of Labor. They stay on top of things helping with scheduling impairment reviews etc.I feel that without their help this would have been a very overwhelming process.I plan on still using them if any other illnesses occur due to my employment with Honeywell.
Mike DauzatMike Dauzat
15:54 02 Mar 24
I highly recommend Stevens and Stevens. Hugh Stevens and his staff are very professional and very friendly. They're extremely good at making sure you get the full amount of money you deserve. If you need a DOL lawyer, I highly recommend this team. I can't be more happy that I picked Stevens and Stevens.
Mary YbarraMary Ybarra
01:33 27 Feb 24
Stephen’s and Stephen’s has kept fight for my dad. Now they are fight for my mom. They are on top of things and I would recommend them to anyone who needs help and guidance with the Uranium mines.
Dianne HarperDianne Harper
01:02 17 Feb 24
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Diane pontonDiane ponton
17:38 07 Feb 24
I tried to get others to help me with this claim, and it wasn"t until I hired Mr. Stephens that things started happening. I would recommend any one to get in touch with him . I would go to him again, if i ever needed to.
Judy LeonardJudy Leonard
22:26 06 Feb 24
I very much appreciate the successful litigation concerning my husband's Hanford work related illness. Stephens & Stephens LLP were thorough, caring, considerate, and fair during this difficult time.
Kenneth GKenneth G
18:23 03 Feb 24
Mr. Stephens was able to simplify an otherwise complicated lengthy process (DEEOIC) to file an initial claim as well as a claim for impairment benefits.
18:08 03 Feb 24
Frankie KnucFrankie Knuc
19:24 08 Jan 24
I had other attorneys hired in Cortez, Colorado and Grand Jct., Colorado to assist me with receiving my uranium claim, but they were not successful. I was advised by an employee of CNS of Stephens & Stephens, LLP good work. I contacted them & they took my case It was settled very quickly. I have been very pleased with this group & would advise others of their prompt service. I would recommend them to others. Respectfully, Frankie Knuckles
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19:57 22 Dec 23
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Thomas CliffordThomas Clifford
15:29 21 Dec 23
I have been represented by Hugh Stevens for several years now, He and his staff has made everything so easy for me. I had lung cancer from working in the uranium processing industry, they have opened so many doors for me and made dealing with DOL so much easier. They always answer my questions in a very timely manner. I have referred several other people to him and he has been able to get them through this process also. There are benefits that I was not aware of that he has brought to my attention and been able to lead me through the process of obtaining them. I would most highly recommend him to lead anyone through this process.
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02:35 14 Dec 23
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Ruthy LyonRuthy Lyon
21:00 28 Sep 23
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15:07 13 Sep 23
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EEOICPA Covered Facilities: B&T Metals

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. B&T Metals 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/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.

B&T Metals

State: Ohio
Location: Columbus
Time Period: AWE 1943; Residual Radiation 1944-1995; DOE 1996 (remediation)
Facility Type: Atomic Weapons Employer, Department of Energy

Facility Description: During the early stages of nuclear weapons production, uranium reactor fuel was produced by a variety of metallurgical techniques including extrusion, casting, and machining.

In February 1943, DuPont, acting as an agent of the Manhattan Engineer District, contracted B&T Metals to extrude rods from uranium metal billets for the Hanford reactor in Washington State. B&T Metals extruded an estimated 50 tons of uranium between March 1943 and August 1943.

Environmental cleanup under the Formerly Utilized Site Remediation Program (FUSRAP) was conducted in 1996. This work was performed by employees of SunPro as subcontractors to Bechtel National Inc., the company that held the umbrella contract for DOE site environmental remediation. This site’s remedial action was certified complete in 2001.

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 alsocovered under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act.

B&T Metals is listed as an Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE) site and a Department of Energy (DOE) site under the EEOICPA.

*Department of Energy Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) – Central Ohio – B & T Metals (Columbus East) , Columbus, Ohio:

The former B & T Metals is located at 425 West Town Street on the southwest side of Columbus, Ohio. The buildings and property cover most of a city block. The site consists of three buildings: the main office, a storage building, and an extrusion building that did not exist at the time of the Manhattan Engineer District activities during the 1940s. The work performed for the Manhattan Engineer District occurred in the northwest corner of the main office building.

In February 1943, the DuPont Company, acting as an agent of the Manhattan Engineer District, contracted with B & T Metals to extrude rods from uranium metal billets for the Hanford, Washington reactor. B & T Metals extruded an estimated 50 tons of uranium. In 1988 and 1989, preliminary radiological assessments identified higher than normal concentrations of uranium in dust on building support beams, in several floor, sump and drain locations inside the main office building, and in several outdoor locations. B&T Metals was designated for remedial action under the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) in October 1992 by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

A DOE contractor decontaminated the northwest corner of the main building, rain gutters, three exterior manholes, and exterior soil adjacent to an electrical substation. In the spring of 1996, a post remedial action survey and verification of residual uranium in soil at B&T Metals was completed by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (operated by Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc.) using a site-specific derivation of the remedial action guidelines (i.e., release criteria of 35 pCi/gram).

FUSRAP cleanups reached the half-way mark with the June 11, 1996 completion of the B&T Metals site. Once the site was released by DOE for use without radiological restrictions, the notice of certification of radiological condition was published in the Federal Register on June 26, 2001. The Ohio Department of Health (ODH), Bureau of Radiation Protection, provided health physics oversight during the decontamination process and as the radiation control agency ensured that the facility was decontaminated to free release levels and no longer serves as a potential radiological health and safety concern.

As of 03/15/2015, 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 B&T Metals is $0.

B&T Metals 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.

**Site Description and History:
The Columbus East, Ohio, Site (formerly the B&T Metals site) is located at 425 West Town Street in southwest Columbus, Ohio. The site consists of a main building, a storage building, and an aluminum extrusion building and covers most of a city block.

From March through August 1943, B&T Metals extruded uranium fuel rods from uranium metal billets (bars or ingots of uranium formed as an intermediate product) under contract to E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont). The rods were manufactured in support of Manhattan Engineer District (MED) operations and were destined for use as fuel in the Hanford, Washington, nuclear reactor. It is estimated that more than 50 tons of uranium were extruded.

The work performed for MED occurred in the northwest corner of the main building, the largest of the three site structures. Upon completion of the extrusion project, representatives of MED and DuPont visually inspected the site to verify that all sweepings, turnings, solid scrap, and other remnants of the operation had been shipped off site.

In 1988 and 1989 Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, conducted initial screening surveys to evaluate the radiological conditions at the site. The surveys identified elevated concentrations of uranium inside the main building in several floor, sump, and drain locations and in dust on building support beams. Elevated gamma radiation was also detected in soil samples taken from the outdoor area where process fluids or shavings from the MED activities reportedly were disposed of. The site was recommended for remediation under the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). Decontamination of the facility was conducted from March through June 1996 under the direction of Bechtel National, Inc., the project management contractor for FUSRAP.