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The Pantex Plant EEOICPA Compensation

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Earlier this year, The Pantex Plant expanded their SEC Dates thanks to the Department of Labor. Now, Department of Energy employees, contractors, and subcontractors who worked in The Pantex Plant may be eligible for EEOICPA Compensation if they meet other eligibility requirements.

Employees who worked in Area IV of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory between January 1st, 1951 and December 31st, 1957 and have developed one of the 22 approved cancers may be eligible for $150,000 in EEOICPA Compensation.

DOL Statement on The Pantex Plant Expansion

On January 4, 2017, the Secretary of Health and Human Services designated the following class for addition to the SEC in a report to Congress:

All employees of the Department of Energy, its predecessor agencies, and their contractors and subcontractors who worked at the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas during the period from January 1, 1951 through December 31, 1957, 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 Special Exposure Cohort.

You can read the full statement on the Department of Labor Website. 

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Santa Susana Field Laboratory – Area IV SEC Dates Expanded

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Earlier this year, Area IV of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory expanded their SEC Dates. Now, Department of Energy employees, contractors, and subcontractors who worked in Area IV may be eligible for EEOICPA Compensation if they meet other eligibility requirements.

Employees who worked in Area IV of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory between January 1st, 1965 and December 31st, 1988 and have developed one of the 22 approved cancers may be eligible for $150,000 in EEOICPA Compensation.

DOL Statement on Santa Susana Field Laboratory Area IV Expansion

On January 6, 2017, the Secretary of Health and Human Services designated the following class for addition to the SEC in a report to Congress:

All employees of the Department of Energy, its predecessor agencies, and their contractors or subcontractors who worked in any area of Area IV of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory in Ventura County, California from January 1, 1965, through December 31, 1988, 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 SEC.

You can read the full statement on the Department of Labor Website. 

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Designated as SEC Site

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The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has officially been approved as an SEC site for EEOICPA claims. All employees, agencies, contractors & subcontractors who worked in the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California may be eligible for $150,000 in EEOICPA Compensation.

To qualify you must have worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for at least 250 work days between January 1st, 1974 and December 31st 1989. Additionally, you must have one of the approved cancers.

To see the official notice to Congress, please read the Department of Labor’s report. 

If you or a loved one worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and meet the qualifications for an EEOICPA Claim – please contact our firm by calling (513) 651-3700 or email dTraicoff@msdlegal.com.

New SEC Dates for EEOICPA Claims

Individuals who worked at the Idaho National Laboratory between March 1st, 1970 through December 31st, 1974 and Argonne National Laboratory-West between April 10th, 1951 & December 31st, 1957 may be eligible for EEOICPA Claims. These two sites were recently established as SEC (Special Exposure Cohort) sites. If you worked during these times you are exempt from proving that your illness was directly related to workplace toxins.

Many individuals will be impacted by the recent change. If you attempted to file a claim previously and worked at one of these sites during the dates above, you may now qualify for EEOICPA Compensation.

For more information contact our firm by calling (513) 651-3700 or email dTraicoff@msdlegal.com.

Battelle Laboratories – New SEC Site

 

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As of March 19th, 2016 Battelle Labratories, located in Columbus Ohio, has been added as an officially approved SEC Site that qualifies for EEOICPA Compensation.

The new SEC Designation means that all Atomic Weapons Employees who worked at the King Avenue Battelle Laboratories site between April 16th, 1943 and December 31st, 1970 may qualify for EEOICPA compensation if they have one of the SEC approved cancers. The new designation extends the old period of employment by more than 14 years. After this approval, there are still three (3) petitions in the qualification process. Please stay tuned for more information regarding new upcoming SEC site designations.

If you or a loved one previously attempted to qualify for an EEOICPA Part B or E Claim at Battelle Laboratories but was rejected due to when you were an employee, please contact us or simply fill out the form below.

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Hanford SEC Class Addition

In June 2015 a new group of employees from the Hanford site located in Richmond, Washington was added to the Special Exposure Cohort (SEC).  All employees of Department of Energy contractors and subcontractors (except those listed below) who worked at the Hanford site in during the period from January I, 1984, through December 31, 1990, 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.

Excluded are employees of the following Hanford prime contractors during the specified time periods:

  • Battelle Memorial Institute, January 1, 1984, through December 31, 1990;
  • Rockwell Hanford Operations, January 1, 1984, through June 28, 1987;
  • Boeing Computer Services Richland, January 1, 1984, through June 28, 1987;
  • UNC Nuclear Industries, January 1, 1984, through June 28, 1987;
  • Westinghouse Hanford Company, January 1, 1984, through December 31, 1990; and
  • Hanford Environmental Health Foundation, January 1, 1984, through December 31, 1990.

If you are a member of this new class please feel free to contact us and we can review how this impacts your potential claim.

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General Atomics SEC Class

In January 2014 a new group of employees from the General Atomics Facility located in La Jolla, California was added to the Special Exposure Cohort (SEC).  All Atomic Weapons Employees who worked for General Atomics at its facility in La Jolla, California, during the period from January 1, 1960, through December 31, 1969, 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.

If you are a member of this new class please feel free to contact us and we can review how this impacts your potential claim.

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EEOICPA CIRCULAR NO. 15-02 Announcing new class

How to File a new or updated Claim

Rocky Flats Expanded SEC Class

In January 2014 a new group of employees from the Rocky Flats Plant located in Golden, Colorado was added to the Special Exposure Cohort (SEC).  All employees of the Department of Energy, its predecessor agencies, and their contractors and subcontractors who worked at the Rocky Flats Plant in Golden, Colorado, from April 1, 1952, through December 31, 1983 may now have a clearer and quicker path to a successful claim under the EEOICPA.  If you were previously denied but now fall under the SEC class designation, you may be able to reopen your claim.

If you are a member of this new class please feel free to contact us and we can review how this impacts your claim.

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EEOICPA CIRCULAR NO. 14-05 Announcing new class

How to File a new or updated Claim

Nuclear Metals, Inc. Expanded SEC Class

On August 10th, 2014 a group of employees from Nuclear Metals, Inc. in West Concord, Massachusetts was added to the Special Exposure Cohort (SEC).  Atomic Weapons Employees who worked at Nuclear Metals, Inc. from January 1, 1980 through December 31, 1990 are now included in the SEC.  We hope this decision will help more people impacted by work at Nuclear Metals, Inc. file successful EEOICPA claims.

If you are a member of this new class please contact us and we can review how this impacts your claim.

Further Resources:

Federal Register Notice of New Class

Current SEC Groups and Facilities

NIOSH Information in Nuclear Metals, Inc.