EEOICPA CIRCULAR NO. 08-01 October 10, 2007
SUBJECT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The purpose of this Circular is to provide information on a change in EEOICPA coverage at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The determination has been made that the Hood Building, which is adjacent to the MIT campus, meets the definition of a DOE facility from 1946-1963. It has also been determined that MIT itself is validly designated as an Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE) from 1942-1946 and as a beryllium vendor for 1943-1946. Prior to this Circular the designation was for MIT as both an AWE and beryllium vendor for 1942-1963.
As a result of the recent determinations, EEOICPA coverage relating to MIT can now be stated as follows:
• MIT is an AWE for 1942-1946
• MIT is a beryllium vendor for 1943-1946
• The Hood Building is a DOE facility for 1946-1963 (during which there was the potential for beryllium exposure from AEC activities).
Characterizing the Hood Building as a DOE facility for this time period means that contractors performing work on behalf of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), a DOE predecessor agency, who worked in the Hood Building during this timeframe are now covered under Part E of the EEOICPA.
The contractors working in the Hood Building were primarily employees of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Nuclear Metals, Inc.
PETER M. TURCIC
Director, Division of Energy Employees
Occupational Illness Compensation
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