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. Purdue University 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 facility and became ill, you may be entitled to compensation of up to $150K 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.

Purdue University

Also Known As: Chemistry Building, Locomotive Lab
State: Indiana
Location: Lafayette
Time Period: 1942-1946
Facility Type: Atomic Weapons Employer

Facility Description: Purdue was involved in nuclear physics research during the Manhattan Project.

Documentation indicates Purdue University performed work related to “Hydrochlorination of T salts followed by a vapor phase chlorinization of the resulting residue to give satisfactory TCl4 product with no appreciable loss of T material.”

Other work included unspecified testing of what appears to be one pound of uranium metal sawdust, and process development in the manufacture of fluorocarbons.

Materials used appear to be small research quantities. A FUSRAP determination made in 1987 indicates little likelihood for radioactive contamination.

Documentation reviewed suggests that limited research quantities of material were used. There is also documentation of contamination and airborne radioactivity surveys that were performed during operations. Because of the small amount of material handles and the fact that radiological monitoring was being performed, little potential exists for radioactive contamination resulting from AEC/DOE research beyond the period in which weapons- related production occurred.

Purdue University is listed as an Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE) site under the EEOICPA.

As of 03/15/2015, the total compensation paid under Part B of the EEOICPA, including medical compensation, for workers suffering from the effects of having worked at Purdue University is $151,577.