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Stephens & Stephens has obtained over $60 million through the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act and the Energy Employees Occupation Illness Compensation Act for our clients

Dianne HarperDianne Harper
01:02 17 Feb 24
Robert and I are very pleased with Mr. Hugh Stephens and all that he has done for us. From the first moment we spoke, we sensed that though Mr. Stephens exhibits sharp business acumen, he cares deeply about his clients and he has a huge heart.
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.
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18:08 03 Feb 24
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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
Rebecca ConsolRebecca Consol
19:57 22 Dec 23
My family used Stephen’s and Stephen’s for a settlement case. We were extremely pleased with all they did. They were very professional, easy to get a hold of, and invaluable when it came to answering questions and handling complicated Department of Labor issues and forms. They also did everything in a very timely manner. I have already recommended them to other people.
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.
Lonnie killingHawkLonnie killingHawk
02:35 14 Dec 23
When I first contacted Stephens & Stephens I was at the end of my rope with DOL. Hough and his staff got me on track and handled everything with DOL and just made this process so easy. Do not know where I'd be with out them. They are able to communicate at a layman's level and understand the client. Would strongly recommend this firm.
Ruthy LyonRuthy Lyon
21:00 28 Sep 23
Our initial conversation with Mr. Stephens was productive & reassuring. His previous experience with similar cases was obvious and very helpful, in both asking us specific questions for clarification & also addressing our own questions. Breanna is also a great asset to their team.
James O'DayJames O'Day
15:07 13 Sep 23
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EEOICPA Covered Facilities: Colonie Interim Storage Site (National Lead 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. Colonie Interim Storage Site (National Lead 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/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.

Colonie Interim Storage Site (National Lead Co.)

 
Also Known As: Colonie Interim Storage Site (CISS), National Lead Co., Albany, NY , National Lead Co. – Nuclear Division, NL Industries – Nuclear Division
State: New York
Location: Colonie (Albany)
Time Period: AWE 1958-1968; Residual Radiation 1969-1983, 1999 – March 1, 2011 ; DOE 1984-1998 (remediation)
Facility Type: Atomic Weapons Employer, Department of Energy

Facility Description: From 1958-1968, National Lead Industries owned and operated the Colonie site and during this time it produced uranium products under contract to the AEC. This contract was terminated in 1968. Thereafter, National Lead fabricated various products from depleted uranium. The largest customer for these products was the U.S. Department of Defense with its contract for armor penetrator cores. While the AEC was still a customer during these years, the uranium work was for reactors and not weapons based. Therefore, because this work did not constitute “producing or processing material used in a nuclear weapon”, it is not eligible for coverage under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act.

In 1984 ownership of the property transferred to the Department of Energy and from 1984 to late 1997 Bechtel National Inc. served as DOE’s contractor at the site. In 1998 the Corps of Engineers took the program over as part of the transfer from DOE to the Corps of the Formerly Utilized Site Remediation Action Program (FUSRAP).

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.

Listing:
Colonie Interim Storage Site (National Lead Co.) is listed as an Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE) site and as a Department of Energy (DOE) site under the EEOICPA.

Colonie Interim Storage Site (National Lead Co.) Workers:
If you or your parent worked at this or any other AWE or DOE 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 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 Colonie, New York, Site (formerly the National Lead Industries Site) is located near Albany, New York, at 1130 Central Avenue in the town of Colonie, Albany County. The site comprises 11.2 acres plus 56 vicinity properties. National Lead Industries owned and operated the facility from 1937 to 1984 and used it for electroplating and manufacturing various components from uranium and thorium. Radioactive materials were released from the plant exhaust stacks and spread to site buildings, to portions of the grounds, and to 56 commercial and residential vicinity properties. In addition, the company dumped contaminated casting sand and debris into the former Patroon Lake area on the site. In 1984, the New York State Supreme Court shut down the National Lead Industries plant. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) acquired the site and managed it from 1984 to 1997 as a decontamination research and development project under the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act of 1984. During that time, 53 vicinity properties were remediated and all National Lead buildings were demolished. In 1997, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) assumed responsibility for the remaining cleanup activities at the site by executing DOE’s Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP).

Two types of contaminated media were present at the Colonie site: source media (soil, processing waste, and bulk waste) and remnants of structures. The principal contaminants at the site were uranium, thorium, lead, copper, and tetrachloroethene. Under a 2001 Action Memorandum, USACE implemented Alternative 2B–Large-Scale Excavation and Disposal–wherein soils with radionuclide and metals concentrations that exceeded removal action goals were removed and disposed of off site. In 2006, soil excavation of the main site was completed, the soils were staged for shipment and disposal, clean soils were placed over remediated areas, and 192,080 tons of backfill material were placed onsite. Also, cleanup of the 6.5-acre CXS Rail vicinity property was completed in 2007. Contamination directly beneath the rail line and utility rail spur will be left in place. In 2010 USACE finalized a groundwater record of decision and is working on completing remediation of vicinity properties.

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