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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.
dave DONAIDdave DONAID
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: Grand Junction Operations Office

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. Grand Junction Operations Office 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.

Grand Junction Operations Office

Also Known As: Grand Junction Office, Grand Junction Facilities
State: Colorado
Location: Grand Junction
Time Period: August 1943–October 2001; Remediation: November 2001- Present
Facility Type: Department of Energy

Facility Description:
The Manhattan Engineer District (MED) constructed a uranium refinery (mill) to produce uranium concentrate from “green sludge here in 1943 which it operated through 1946.” This location also served as the headquarters for the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission’s (AEC) uranium-procurement program from 1947 through 1970 and was known as the Grand Junction Office. One of the principal functions of the site was the receipt, sampling, and analysis of uranium and vanadium concentrates from the numerous ore-processing operations in the western United States. In 1951, the AEC constructed a concentrate sampling plant, assay laboratory, and two ore-testing pilot plant mills at this facility. Furthermore, the AEC established a sampling and assaying station for the receipt of uranium ores at Grand Junction. Concentrates produced by mills were delivered in steel drums to Grand Junction, where they were received, weighed, sampled, and assayed as the basis for payment to the mills under the terms of their respective contracts.

On September 30, 2001, the Department of Energy transferred ownership of the Grand Junction property to the Riverview Technology Corporation. The DOE, however, continues to lease portions of the site and provides some on- going remediation services as well as Long-Term Surveillance and Maintenance at the site.

CONTRACTORS: Lucius Pitkin, Inc. (1956–1971) (ore-buying station, sampling, and assaying); National Lead Company (1954–1958) (pilot plant); American Cyanamid Company (1953–1954) (pilot plant); American Smelting and Refining Company (1948–1955) (ore-buying station, sampling, and assaying); Ledoux and Company (1948) (concentrate sampling); U.S. Vanadium Corporation (1943–1946) (uranium-processing mill). Remediation Contractors: MACTEC Environmental Restoration Services (2001-2002); WASTREN, Inc.(2001-2002); S.M. Stoller Corporation; (2002-Present).

Listing:
Grand Junction Operations Office is listed as a Department of Energy (DOE) site under the EEOICPA from 1943 until the present.

Special Exposure Cohort(SEC) Classes:
All employees of the Department of Energy, its predecessor agencies, and its contractors and subcontractors who worked at the Grand Junction Operations Office from March 23, 1943 through January 31, 1975, 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 in the SEC

Job Titles and/or Job Duties:
All laborers, labor supervisors, painters, grounds personnel, and Fire Chief.

Compensation:
As of 01/08/2023, 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 Grand Junction Operations Office is $45,674,836. Click here for a current accounting of compensation paid to former Grand Junction Operations Office Workers under the EEOICPA.

Grand Junction Operations Office 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 or not you have already filed a claim and 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.

*Site History:
-347 million pounds of uranium concentrates received, sampled, assayed in the Analytical Laboratory, last drums of materials shipped sent off site January 1975
-Operated two pilot plants in the 1950s to develop methods of extracting uranium from ores, with the ore tailings buried on site
-Managed National Uranium Resource Evaluation (NURE) program 1974-84 (exploration and sampling nation’s uranium reserves)

Grand Junction Operations Office Timeline:

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*Source

DOCUMENTS:

NIOSH Special Exposure Cohost (SEC) Petition Evaluation Report
Petition 175 (Jan 1, 1943 to Jul 31, 2010)
SEC Petition Evaluation Report, Petition SEC-00175, Rev #: Addendum
Report Submittal Date: March 12, 2015

SEC Petition Evaluation Report, Petition SEC-00175, Rev #: 0
Report Submittal Date: January 11, 2011