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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.
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01:02 17 Feb 24
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17:38 07 Feb 24
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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
Rebecca ConsolRebecca Consol
19:57 22 Dec 23
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Thomas CliffordThomas Clifford
15:29 21 Dec 23
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02:35 14 Dec 23
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21:00 28 Sep 23
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15:07 13 Sep 23
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EEOICPA Covered Facilities: General Steel Industries

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. General Steel Industries 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.

General Steel Industries

Also Known As: Old Betatron Building, General Steel Castings, General Steel Industries, Granite City Steel, National Steel Company
State: Illinois
Location: Granite City
Time Period: AWE October 1952-1966; Residual Radiation 1967-1992; DOE 1993 (remediation)
Facility Type: Atomic Weapons Employer, Department of Energy

Facility Description: From October 1952 through 1966, General Steel Castings/Industries performed quality control work for the AEC. Specifically, it x-rayed uranium ingots and betatron slices to detect metallurgical flaws for Mallinckrodt Chemical Company. This work was performed in a facility located at 1417 State Street, which was part of what was later known as the “South Plant” of Granite City Steel. This listing is intended to cover only the South Plant, identified by the State Street address, and not any other facility that may have been owned by Granite City Steel prior to or after its purchase of the General Steel Industries facility in the early 1970s. For example, this listing does not cover Granite City Steel facilities on Madison or 20th Street.

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.

General Steel Industries is listed as an Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE) site and as a Department of Energy (DOE) site under the EEOICPA.

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 General Steel Industries is $11,754,276.

General Steel Industries 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 $4000K 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 Granite City, Illinois, Site (formerly the Granite City Steel site) is located at 1417 State Street, approximately 10 miles northeast of St. Louis, Missouri. The site consists of the Betatron Building, a two-story concrete and metal building.

From 1958 to 1966, General Steel Castings Corporation, under purchase orders from Mallinckrodt Chemical Works, X-rayed uranium ingots in the Betatron Building to detect metallurgical flaws in the uranium metal. This work was performed for the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), a predecessor agency of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). At completion of the AEC activities, the site was remediated to comply with radiological protection standards in effect at the time.

In 1989, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) conducted radiological surveys at the Granite City site to determine current radiological conditions in and around the Betatron Building. Survey results indicated that AEC-related activities had resulted in uranium concentrations that exceeded DOE guidelines on and near an industrial vacuum cleaner and on a few localized spots on the ground-level floor.

In 1991, ORNL surveyed a second betatron building (referred to as the New Betatron Building) because information indicated that it, too, may have been used to examine uranium ingots. However, survey results showed no contamination.

On the basis of contamination identified in the 1989 surveys, DOE designated the Granite City site for remedial action under the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) in 1992 and recommended an expedited remediation because the radioactive contamination was limited to small amounts in the interior of the Betatron Building.

Decontamination included packaging the industrial vacuum cleaner and its contents in a 55-gallon galvanized steel drum. The 107-square-foot contaminated area of the floor was decontaminated by vacuuming, washing with a light abrasive mixture, and where necessary, scabbling, which is a more aggressive technique that involves removing the top surface of the concrete. In addition, the ventilation duct was removed and compacted for waste disposal. Asphalt and soil were also removed for disposal at two floor locations along the railroad track. Cleanup was completed in June 1993.

After post-remedial action surveys verified that the site was remediated to levels below DOE guidelines, the waste was shipped to a licensed disposal facility in Clive, Utah, for permanent disposal.

NIOSH SEC Petition Evaluation Report
Petition 105 (Jan 1, 1953 to Dec 31 1992)
SEC Petition Evaluation Report, Petition SEC-00105, Report Rev #: 0
Report Submittal Date: October 3, 2008

Technical Basis Documents
Site Profiles for Atomic Weapons Employers that Refined Uranium and Thorium
Site Profiles for Atomic Weapons Employers that Worked Uranium Metals
Appendix BB – General Steel Industries
Effective Date: 02/09/2017

Review of “Site Profiles for Atomic Weapons Employers that Worked Uranium Metals
Appendix BB – General Steel Industries,” Revision 2
September 6, 2016