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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
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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.
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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.
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15:54 02 Mar 24
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01:33 27 Feb 24
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01:02 17 Feb 24
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17:38 07 Feb 24
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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.
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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
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19:24 08 Jan 24
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19:57 22 Dec 23
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15:29 21 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: Green Sludge Plant in Uravan

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. Green Sludge Plant in Uravan 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.

Green Sludge Plant in Uravan

State: Colorado
Location: Uravan
Time Period: 1943-1945
Facility Type: Department of Energy

Facility Description: : The Manhattan Engineer District (MED) obtained uranium from residues left over from the production of vanadium. The resulting product made at these plants was called “green sludge.” It was further processed at Grand Junction. Two plants in Uravan, Colorado, provided the MED with uranium extracted from green sludge. The green sludge plant in Uravan owned by Union Carbide and operated by its subsidiary, the U.S. Vanadium Company, is not covered under EEOICPA.

This listing applies only to the MED-owned plant, which was located on the north side of the San Miguel River. The U.S. Vanadium Company operated the MED-owned plant under a fixed fee contract during World War II. The plant was shut down in 1945.

Contractors: The U.S. Vanadium Company, a subsidiary of the Union Carbide Corporation (1943-1945).

The site is located in the western portion of Montrose County on Highway 141 approximately 13 miles northwest of the Town of Nucla and 81 miles south of the Town of Whitewater in Mesa County. The town of Uravan was demolished during remedial activities at the site and, except for a couple of historical buildings, no longer exists. The City of Montrose is 115 miles southeast of Uravan, and Grand Junction is located 90 miles to the northeast. The site is located on the bank of the San Miguel River which drains into the Colorado River.

Mining operations in this area of Colorado began in the early 1900s. Mining of radium-bearing carnotite ore (K2 (UO2)(VO4)2) began in approximately 1910 when Standard Chemical Company first acquired mining claims in the area. The Standard Chemical Company built a radium recovery mill known as the Joe Junior Mill in 1914. The mill was located on the valley floor along the San Miguel River at the site of what later became known as “A-Plant”.

In 1929, the U.S. Vanadium Corporation, a subsidiary of Union Carbide and Carbon Corporation (UCC) purchased the Standard Chemical Company’s claims in the area. U.S. Vanadium Corporation expanded the A-Plant in 1934, constructing a mill and roasting plant to recover vanadium from the carnotite ore. The town of Uravan was established in 1935 to house workers and their families at the mill and mine facilities. In 1937 and 1938, the mill reportedly was also extracting uranium from the ore through uranium recovery circuits. During this operation, approximately 250,000 pounds of triuranium octoxide (U3O8) was produced in the form of green sludge. This sludge was refined in Uravan and vanadium and uranium concentrates were produced.

The Uravan mill’s capacity was expanded in the early 1940s and 1950s to meet the demand for uranium required by the United States government’s weapons programs. The mill circuits were continually improved to meet product demand and the “ B-Plant” was constructed in 1955. The B-PLANT was located on a bench on Club Mesa several hundred feet above the San Miguel River. Uranium was recovered from the leach liquors with a column ion-exchange process, followed by precipitation and drying of the yellow cake. Tailings from B-Plant were placed in piles on a bench of Club Mesa. A radium removal circuit was installed in 1958 to treat waste solutions. Three unlined Club Ranch Ponds were constructed between 1963 and 1965 to aid liquid disposal through a combination of evaporation and seepage. Additional liquid waste disposal improvements added later included the addition of a neutralization circuit to permit part of the wastes to be discharged to the San Miguel River and the installation of a spray evaporation system in 1976 on Club Mesa. Between 1936 and 1984, when Union Carbide and Carbon Corporation operated the mill complex, approximately 42 million pounds of uranium and 222 million pounds of vanadium were produced. Umetco Minerals Corporation (Umetco), a subsidiary of Union Carbide, has operated the facility since its closure in 1984.

Green Sludge Plant in Uravan is listed as a Department of Energy (DOE) site under the EEOICPA.

As of 04/05/2015, the total compensation paid under Part B of the EEOICPA, including medical compensation, for workers suffering from the effects of having worked at Green Sludge Plant in Uravan is $468,199.

Green Sludge Plant in Uravan 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 $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.

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