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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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.
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15:07 13 Sep 23
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EEOICPA Covered Facilities: National Guard Armory

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. National Guard Armory 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.

National Guard Armory

 
Also Known As: Washington Park Armory
State: Illinois
Location: Chicago
Time Period: AWE 1942-1951; Residual Radiation 1952-1986; DOE 1987 (remediation)
Facility Type: Atomic Weapons Employer, Department of Energy

Facility Description: In the 1940s, the Manhattan Project leased the National Guard Armory from the State of Illinois for uranium processing and radioactive material storage. In 1951, the site was returned to the State of Illinois.

Although this site was designated as part of the Formerly Utilized Site Remediation Action Program (FUSRAP) in 1985, the only year in which remediation work took place was 1987.

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.

*Site Description and History:
The Chicago North, Illinois, Site (formerly the National Guard Armory) is located at East 52nd Street and Cottage Grove Avenue in Chicago, approximately 6 miles south of the downtown business district. The 290,000-square-foot concrete and stone facility consists of an arena with bleachers at the center of the building, and classrooms, offi ces, storage areas, and garages at the north and south ends.

In 1942, the Manhattan Engineer District (MED) leased the National Guard Armory to store and process uranium metal. The MED also used the armory as the main procurement and shipping location for its Metallurgical Laboratory. Although not verifi ed by historical records, the armory storeroom was believed to have been used to store uranium shavings and grinding wastes. One of several uranium fi res was reported to have occurred in the northeast corner of the armory storeroom. A second fire also contaminated both the receiving area and the storeroom.

The U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), which succeeded the MED, terminated the use of the armory in 1951 and returned the site to the State of Illinois. MED disposed of contaminated soil removed from the arena. According to interviews with personnel, an effort was made to decontaminate some arena bleachers as well. No records could be found to indicate where the contaminated material was taken or whether radiological surveys or decontamination was conducted. Because of these uncertainties, the Energy Research and Development Agency, predecessor to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), conducted a comprehensive radiological survey to determine whether any contamination remained at the site.

Results of the survey, which was performed from September 1977 to October 1978, indicated that residual contamination at the site exceeded guidelines in effect at that time and that uranium was the primary contaminant of concern. Based on these results, DOE designated the Chicago North site for remedial action under the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP).

Remediation activities included (1) vacuuming or wiping surface areas; (2) sanding, grinding, or scrabbling the areas, when necessary; (3) shoveling out sludge in six catch basins, high-pressure water cleaning of pipes from each catch basin, and sandblasting walls; and (4) removing contaminated soil from the area outside the armory building and from the area between catch basins where a main pipe was removed.
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Listing:
National Guard Armory is listed as an Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE) site and as a Department of Energy (DOE) site under the EEOICPA.

National Guard Armory 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 ot not you have already filed a claim and even if your claim has been accepted or denied.

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