News Release

U.S. Department of Labor to Host Event in New Kensington, Pennsylvania, For Current and Former Nuclear Weapons Workers

NEW KENSINGTON, PA – The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) will host an outreach event on Aug. 22, 2018, in New Kensington, Pennsylvania, to inform current and former nuclear weapons workers from 25 facilities in the state about the benefits available to them under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). Workers' family members may be entitled to benefits and are encouraged to participate. 

Covered facilities include Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corp. in Apollo and Parks Township, Westinghouse Atomic Power Development Plant in East Pittsburgh, Westinghouse Nuclear Fuels Division in Cheswick, and Aluminum Co. of America – Alcoa in New Kensington. 

"Former nuclear weapons workers and their families living in Pennsylvania are encouraged to attend this event and learn more about the EEOICPA benefits for which they may be eligible. Staff will be on-hand to assist those seeking to file a new claim or to obtain a claim status update," said Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation (DEEOIC) Director Rachel P. Leiton. 

Administered by DEEOIC, the EEOICPA provides lump-sum compensation and medical benefits to current and former nuclear weapons workers whose illness is the result of working in the nuclear weapons industry. To date, the program has paid more than $129.3 million in compensation and medical benefits to 1,138 claimants living in Pennsylvania and more than $15.2 billion nationwide.

Staff will provide information regarding the mission of the EEOICPA and at the conclusion of the presentation they will be available to answer questions, provide claim status updates, and help individuals file new claims.

WHAT:
Outreach Event on EEOICPA Benefits

WHERE:
Quality Inn
300 Tarentum Bridge Rd.
New Kensington, PA 15068

WHEN:
Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018
9:00 a.m. EST: Presentation on EEOICPA
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST: Staff availability
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST: Staff availability

This event is open to the public and pre-registration is not required. Services are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information about this event or to schedule an appointment for claim-filing assistance, contact the New York Resource Center at (800) 941-3943.

Covered facilities in Pennsylvania: 

Facility

Location

Aliquippa Forge

Aliquippa

Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corp.-Apollo

Apollo

McDaniel Refractory Co.

Beaver Falls

Birdsboro Steel & Foundry

Birdsboro

Superior Steel Co.

Carnegie

Vitro Manufacturing-Canonsburg

Canonsburg

Chambersburg Engineering Co.

Chambersburg

Westinghouse Nuclear Fuels Division

Cheswick

Westinghouse Atomic Power Development Plant

East Pittsburgh

Foote Mineral Co.

East Whiteland Twp.

Beryllium Corp. of America-Hazleton

Hazleton

U.S. Steel Co., National Tube Division

McKeesport

Aluminum Co. of America-Alcoa

New Kensington

Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corp.-Parks Township

Parks Township

Penn Salt. Co.

Philadelphia/Wyndmoor

Carnegie Institute of Technology

Pittsburgh

Heppenstall Co.

Pittsburgh

Beryllium Corp. of America-Reading 

Reading

Carpenter Steel Co.

Reading

Shippingport Atomic Power Plant

Shippingport

C.H. Schnorr

Springdale

Koppers Co. Inc.

Verona

Jessop Steel Co.

Washington

Landis Machine Tool Co.

Waynesboro

Aeroprojects Inc.

West Chester

A searchable list of covered facilities is available at https://ehss.energy.gov/Search/Facility/findfacility.aspx.

Agency
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
Date
July 30, 2018
Release Number
18-1205-NAT
Contact: Amy Louviere
Phone Number