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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

Mary YbarraMary Ybarra
01:33 27 Feb 24
Stephen’s and Stephen’s has kept fight for my dad. Now they are fight for my mom. They are on top of things and I would recommend them to anyone who needs help and guidance with the Uranium mines.
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.
Diane pontonDiane ponton
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
Frankie KnucFrankie Knuc
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
My family used Stephen’s and Stephen’s for a settlement case. We were extremely pleased with all they did. They were very professional, easy to get a hold of, and invaluable when it came to answering questions and handling complicated Department of Labor issues and forms. They also did everything in a very timely manner. I have already recommended them to other people.
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.
Lonnie killingHawkLonnie killingHawk
02:35 14 Dec 23
When I first contacted Stephens & Stephens I was at the end of my rope with DOL. Hough and his staff got me on track and handled everything with DOL and just made this process so easy. Do not know where I'd be with out them. They are able to communicate at a layman's level and understand the client. Would strongly recommend this firm.
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
I have referred several friends to Hugh Stephens and they were more satisfied than they ever expected. I would refer him with confidence to anyone in need. I trust when he speaks for me, for example, in court. He is a good communicator and a deep thinker. He is well respected in his profession. He handles environmental law, injury law, and medical malpractice. He is tactful and direct and knows what he is doing. He knows the legal briar patches well.
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EEOICPA Covered Facilities: Amchitka Island Nuclear Explosion Site

EEOICPA Claims Assistance

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. Amchitka Island Nuclear Explosion Site 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.

Amchitka Island Nuclear Explosion Site

Also Known As: Amchitka Island Test Center, Amchitka Island Test Site
State: Alaska
Location: Amchitka Island
Time Period: 1965 – September 1973; May 25, 2001 – October 13, 2001 (remediation)

Videos of the Amchitka Island Nuclear Explosion Site can be viewed at the bottom of the page.

Listing:
Amchitka Island Nuclear Explosion Site  is listed as an Department of Energy (DOE) site under the EEOICPA.

Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) Classes:
The SEC classes for Amchitka Island  include:

Employees who were employed before January 1, 1974, on Amchitka Island, Alaska and were exposed to ionizing radiation in the performance of duty related to the Long Shot, Milrow, or Cannikin underground nuclear tests.

The SEC was established by The Act. Amchitka Island was one of the classes that Congress included when The Act was signed.

History:
Amchitka Island is part of the Aleutian Islands located in southwest Alaska and now is part of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. Although originally populated by the Aleut people, the island has not had any permanent inhabitants since 1832. Amchitka was purchased by the United States in 1867 as part of the Alaska Purchase. In 1951 Amchitka Island was selected by the United States Atomic Energy Commission as a location for nuclear testing. Between 1965 and 1971, three underground nuclear tests were conducted. The Atomic Energy Commission withdrew from the island in 1973, however the United States Department of Energy continues to monitor the island as part of its remediation program.

Facility Description:
Amchitka Island was used as a test site for three underground nuclear detonations.

For the Long Shot detonation, drilling began in May 1964. The shot was fired on October 29, 1965, and the operation ended in November 1965.

For the Milrow detonation, drilling began March 9, 1967. The shot was fired on October 2, 1969. No drillback operations took place and the operation ended in November 1969. A video describing the Milrow test can be seen at the bottom of this page.

For the Cannikin detonation, drilling began August 1967. The shot was fired on November 6, 1971. Drillback operations began November 1971 and were completed with the demobilization of drilling equipment on February 23, 1972. A video describing the Cannakin detonation can be seen at the bottom of this page.

The Atomic Energy Commission continued site demobilization in 1973, and the site was returned to the Department of the Interior in September 1973.

Compensation:
As of 01/11/2023, 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 Amchitka Island Nuclear Explosion Site is  $35,977,317. Click here for a current accounting of compensation paid to former Amchitka Island Workers under the EEOICPA.

Amchitka Island Nuclear Explosion Site 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 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.

Videos:

The Milrow Test – 1969 – Declassified U.S. Nuclear Test Film #40:

Project Cannikin Review – 1971 – Declassified U.S. Nuclear Test Film #41: