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. Uranium Mill in Gunnison 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.

Uranium Mill in Gunnison

State: Colorado
Location: Gunnison County
Time Period: DOE (Remediation) September 1991- December 1995
Facility Type: Department of Energy

Facility Description: This mill processed approximately 540,000 tons of uranium ore between 1958 and 1962. This ore processing is covered under the auspices of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act and is not separately covered under EEOICPA. However, DOE environmental remediation contractors performed environmental remediation under the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act (Public Law 95-604) at this former uranium ore processing mill from September 1991 though December 1995. DOE and DOE contractor employees who performed this remediation are covered under EEOICPA.

The Uranium Mill in Gunnison is listed as a Department of Energy (DOE) site under the EEOICPA.

As of 06/07/2015, 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 Uranium Mill in Gunnison is $188,068.

Site Description and History:

The Gunnison, Colorado, Processing Site is a former uranium-ore processing site on a 61.5-acre tract of land adjacent to the Gunnison County airport, one-half mile southwest of the city of Gunnison, Colorado. The former mill processed approximately 540,000 tons of uranium ore between 1958 and 1962 and provided uranium for national defense programs. Radioactive mill tailings, a predominantl sandy material, covered approximately 39 acres at the mill site. Uranium-ore processing activities resulted in contaminated groundwater beneath the site. The State of Colorado acquired ownership of the Gunnison processing site in 1990; ownership of the site has since been transferred to Gunnison County.

From 1992 to 1995, tailings and other contaminated materials were removed from the Gunnison processing site and local contaminated vicinity properties. Supplemental standards were applied to thorium-230 that was left in place on the processing site. Contaminated materials that were removed were transported to and stabilized in a disposal cell 6 miles east of Gunnison. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) completed construction of the disposal cell in 1995. The disposal cell occupies 29 acres of a 115-acre site that was transferred from the Bureau of Land Management to DOE.