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. Sandia National Laboratories–Livermore 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.

Sandia National Laboratories–Livermore

State: California
Location: Livermore
Time Period: 1956-present
Facility Type: Department of Energy

Facility Description: Sandia National Laboratory-Livermore was established in 1956 to conduct research and development in the interest of national security. The principal emphasis was on development and engineering of the parts of nuclear weapons outside the warhead physics package. The site was selected for its proximity to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to facilitate a close working relationship between the two laboratories.

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

CONTRACTORS: Lookheed Martin (1995-present); Martin Marietta (1993-1995); AT&T (1951-1993)

*Sandia supported the new nuclear weapons laboratory in Livermore from its creation in 1952. In 1956, Sandia officially established a second laboratory and transferred personnel from Albuquerque to Livermore and began building a site there, just across East Avenue from the University of California Radiation Laboratory, Livermore (now Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory).


Aerial view of Sandia California in 2006


Sandia National Laboratories–Livermore is listed as a Department of Energy (DOE) site under the EEOICPA.

Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) Classes
All employees of the Department of Energy, its predecessor agencies, and their contractors and subcontractors who worked in any area at the Sandia National Laboratories-Livermore in Livermore, California, from October 1, 1957, through December 31, 1994, for a number of work days aggregating at least 250 work days, occurring either solely under this employment or in combination with work days within the parameters established for one or more other classes of employees included in the Special Exposure Cohort.

Note: This class was established from Petition 214

As of 05/17/2015, 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 Sandia National Laboratories–Livermore is $26,027,332.

Sandia National Laboratories–Livermore 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, 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 14214.
NIOSH SEC Petition Evaluation Report
Petition 59 (Dec 1967 to Dec 1990)
SEC Petition Evaluation Report, Sandia National Laboratories – Livermore, Petition SEC-00059, Rev #: 0
Report Submittal Date: 3/26/2007

SEC Petition Evaluation Report Addendum, Sandia National Laboratories – Livermore, Petition SEC-00059-Addendum, Addendum Report Rev #: 0 Addendum
Report Submittal Date: 9/06/2007

Petition 214 (Oct 1977 to Dec 1994)
SEC Petition Evaluation Report, Petition SEC-00214, Report Rev #:0
Report Submittal Date: 9/26/2013

Technical Basis Documents
Site Profile
Summary Site Profile for Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California