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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

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
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Mary YbarraMary Ybarra
01:33 27 Feb 24
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01:02 17 Feb 24
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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
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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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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: Idaho National Laboratory

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. Idaho National Laboratory 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.

Idaho National Laboratory

Also Known As: National Reactor Testing Station, NRTS, Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, INL
State: Idaho
Location: Scoville
Time Period: 1949-present
Facility Type: Department of Energy

Facility Description: In 1949, the Atomic Energy Commission established the National Reactor Testing Station on the site of a 1940s United States Navy bombing and artillery range. Today, this site is known as the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). This was the primary nuclear reactor development laboratory in the United States. Over 100 reactor concepts were conceived and tested here. Between 1953 and 1992, the Idaho Chemical Processing Plant (ICPP) at INL reprocessed spent nuclear fuel from naval propulsion, test, and research reactors to recover enriched uranium for reuse in nuclear weapons production. Other facilities at INL also conducted various nuclear weapons research and development activities.

On February 1, 2005 the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory-West became the Idaho National Laboratory. The INL mission is to continue as a National Laboratory, developing and demonstrating compelling national security technologies, and delivering excellence in science and technology. Also at this time, the Idaho Completion Project (ICP) was formed to remediate the site, including the disposition of reactor and non-reactor nuclear facilities.

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

Prime Operating Site Contractors: Battelle Energy Alliance. LLC (BEA) 2005-forward, Bechtel BWXT Idaho, LLC. (1999-2005); Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Company (1994-1999); EG&G Idaho (1976-1994); Aerojet Nuclear Corporation (1972-1976); Idaho Nuclear Corporation (1966- 1972); Phillips Petroleum Company (1950-1966)

Idaho Completion Project: CH2M-WG Idaho (CWI)(2005-2012)

Idaho Chemical Processing Plant: Bechtel BWXT Idaho, LLC. (1999- 2005); Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Company (1994-1999); Westinghouse Idaho Nuclear Company (1984-1994); Exxon Nuclear Idaho Company (1979-1984); Allied Chemical Corporation (1971-1979); Idaho Nuclear Corporation (1966-1971); Phillips Petroleum Company (1953- 1966); American Cyanamid Company (1950-1953)

Specific Manufacturing Capability: Bechtel BWXT Idaho, LLC. (1999- 2005); Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Company (1994-1999); Babcock & Wilcox Idaho, Inc. (1991-1994); Rockwell INEL (1986-1991); Exxon Nuclear Idaho Company (1983-1986)

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 Idaho National Laboratory (INL) in Scoville, Idaho, and were monitored for external radiation at INL (e.g., having at least one film badge or TLD dosimeter) during the period from March 1, 1970, through December 31, 1974, and were employed for a number of work days aggregating at least 250 work days, occurring either solely under employment during the period from March 1, 1970, through December 31, 1974, 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 219.

Idaho National Laboratory is listed as a Department of Energy (DOE) site under the EEOICPA.

As of 04/12/2015, 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 the Idaho National Laboratory is $191,264,770.

Idaho National Laboratory 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 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.

The first reactor to produce a useable amount of electricity using atomic energy, the Experimental Breeder Reactor-I (EBR-I) began operations on December 20, 1951 at the Idaho National Laboratory. The video below provides an in-depth description of how the reactor was developed through interviews with the original researchers and builders of the EBR-I.

Idaho National Lab also holds the distinction of being the location of the first fatality at a nuclear reactor. The AEC’s account of the SL-1 Accident, the first fatal accident at a nuclear reactor, uses a combination of actual footage from the event and reenactments to describe what occurred at the NRTS on January 3, 1961, and can be seen below:

The AEC’s briefing on what is believed to have happened that day can be seen below:

NIOSH Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) Petition Evaluation Reports
Petition 219 (Jan 1, 1949 to Dec 31, 1970)
SEC Petition Evaluation Report, Petition SEC-00219, Rev#: 1
Report Submittal Date: July 21, 2015

Petition 238 (Jan 1, 1975 to Dec 31, 1980)
SEC Petition Evaluation Report ~ Not applicable at this time.
Technical Basis Documents
Site Profile
Idaho National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory-West – Introduction
Effective Date: 03/12/2010

Idaho National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory-West – Site Description
Effective Date: 08/02/2010

Idaho National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory-West – Occupational Medical Dose
Effective Date: 12/21/2009

Idaho National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory – West – Occupational Environmental Dose
Effective Date: 01/08/2010

Idaho National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory – West – Occupational Internal Dose
Effective Date: 03/02/2010

Idaho National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory-West – Occupational External Dosimetry
Effective Date: 04/19/2011

Review of the NIOSH Site Profile for the Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho (2006)
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site Profile Review Status Update, Revision 1 (2014)