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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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19:57 22 Dec 23
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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.
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02:35 14 Dec 23
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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.
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EEOICPA Covered Facilities: St Louis Airport Storage Site (SLAPS)

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. St Louis Airport Storage Site (SLAPS) 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.

St Louis Airport Storage Site (SLAPS)

Also Known As: Robertson Airport, Robertson Storage Area
State: Missouri
Location: St. Louis
Time Period: January 3, 1947 -1973; 1984-1998
Facility Type: Department of Energy

Facility Description: The Manhattan Engineer District (MED) began utilizing the St. Louis Airport Storage Site (SLAPS) in 1946 as a place to store residues from the Mallinckrodt Chemical Works. The MED acquired title to the property on January 3, 1947. In 1973 the property was transferred back to the city of St. Louis. Then in 1984, through the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act (Public Law 98-3060) the property was returned to the Department of Energy until 1997 when Congress transferred it to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Although the SLAPS site was designated as part of the Formerly Utilized Site Remediation Action Program (FUSRAP) in 1984, no work under this program was performed prior to its transfer to the Army Corps of Engineers.

During the period of residual contamination, as designated by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and as noted in the dates above, employees of subsequent owners and operators of this facility are also covered under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act.

Listing:
St Louis Airport Storage Site (SLAPS) is listed as a Department of Energy (DOE) site under the EEOICPA from 1/3/1947 -1973, and 1984-1998.

Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) Classes:
All employees of the Department of Energy, its predecessor agencies, and its contractors and subcontractors who worked in any area and in any job capacity at the St. Louis Airport Storage Site in St. Louis, Missouri from January 3, 1947 through November 2, 1971, 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 of the other classes of employees in the Special Exposure Cohort.

Petitions Qualified for Evaluation
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All workers who worked in any area and in any job capacity
Period of Employment: During the operational period from January 1, 1946 through December 31, 1966 and the residual period from January 1, 1967 through December 31, 1998

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 the St. Louis Airport Storage Site (SLAPS) is $912,275. Click here for a current accounting of compensation paid to former SLAPS Workers under the EEOICPA.

St. Louis Airport Storage Site (SLAPS) 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 14214.

*General Information:
The Commission maintains a residue storage area known as the Airport Site at Robertson, Missouri. This site is located immediately north of the St. Louis Municipal Airport and east of the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation Plant on Brown Road in St. Louis County.

Consent to use and occupy the 21.7 acre tract was obtained by the Manhattan District on March 2, 1946. Title was acquired to the property on January 3, 1947 by condemnation proceedings for $20,000. It was aerquired for the purpose of storing residues from the Destrehan Street Refinery and the Metal Plant at Plant 4. A covered concrete storage pad 45′ x 250′ was constructed for storing drums. A concrete pit 202′ x 42′ x 16′ was constructed to store radium bearing residues (K-6). The area was enclosed with a chain-link fence. Later a small building containing showers, change room and office space was moved to the site. A railroad siding,and loading facilities were completed in April 1959. The site was operated by the Manhattan District and the Commission from 1946 until July 1953 when the operation was turned over to Mallinckrodt Chemical Works. Guards were maintained at the site from 1946 to 1951.

In the Metal Plant at Plant 4 and later in the new Metal Plant at Destrehan Street (6E), the slag from the reduction step was separated into two parts. The slag Immediately above the derby consisting mainly of MgF2 was sent to the Vitro Corporation at Canonsburg, Pa., for uranium recovery. The remaining slag (C-Liner), consisting mainly of dolomite liner with less than 2% uranium content was stored at the site in bulk on the ground. These shipments started on March 10, 1946 and continued until early in 1953 when the dolomite liner was replaced by a recycle MgF2 liner.

The Destrehan Refinery started up in 1946 and continued to use pitchblende ores as a feed until early in 1955. The contract to purchase these ores with African Metals Corporation required the U. S. to store the raffinate (AM-7), containing metallics such as nickel, cobalt, and copper, and radium bearing residues (K-65). African Metals retained ownership of all material except the uranium content. Although other concentrates were processed during the period, the raffinates were not separated. They were stored in bulk on the ground at the site. The pit constructed to store the radium bearing residue (K-65) was not used due to health reasons. This residue (K-65) was stored at the site from 1946 until early in 1948 in drums. This was transferred to the Lake Ontario storage area in 1948 and 1949 after most of the material had been reworked to recover additional uranium values. The raffinate (AM-10) produced after the pitchblende ores were used was stored separately. A barium cake residue (AJ-4) produced by the refinery is also stored at the site. This residue is a result of a precipitation to reduce sulphate content of digest liquor. African Metals Corporation has relinquished ownership of the barium cake.

In 1955 an interim residue plant was constructed at the Destrehan Street site to scalp a major portion of the uranium content from the magnesium fluoride slag produced in the Metal Plant.

Tailings from this operation were stored in the concrete pit at the site. About 350 tons of the pitchblende raffinate (AM-7) was processed in a small pilot plant facility at Destrehan Street to recover ionium. This material was processed in 1955-1951 and returned to the original raffinate storage at the site.
*Source

DOCUMENTS:

NIOSH SEC Petition Evaluation Reports
Petition 150 (1946 to 1966 and 1967 to 1998)
SEC Petition Evaluation Report, Petition SEC-00150, Rev #: 0
Report Submittal Date: April 12, 2010