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U.S. Department of Labor to Host Event for Current and Former Nuclear Weapons Workers in Harrison and Dublin, Ohio

COLUMBUS, OH – The U.S. Department of Labor will host two town hall meetings to discuss the benefits available to current and former nuclear weapons workers from covered facilities, and their families, under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act.

The meetings will be held June 19, 2019, in Harrison, Ohio, and June 20, 2019, in Dublin, Ohio. Representatives from the Department and from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health will present information on the program, help individuals file new claims, and provide status updates on existing claims.

Covered facilities close to Harrison and Dublin include:

  • Alba Craft – also known as Alba Craft Shop, Alba Craft Laboratories, and Albaugh;
  • Associated Aircraft Tool and Manufacturing Co. – also known as Force Control Industries;
  • Battelle Laboratories – West Jefferson and King Avenue – also known as Battelle Memorial Institute, Battelle Columbus Laboratories, and West Jefferson Plutonium Facilities;
  • Cincinnati Milling Machine Co. – also known as Cincinnati Milacron Inc.;
  • Feed Materials Production Center – also known as Fernald and Fernald Environmental Management Project;
  • General Electric Company (Ohio) – also known as GE Evandale, GE Cincinnati, GE Lockland, and Air Force Plant 36;
  • Herring-Hall Marvin Safe Co. – also known as Herring Hall and Marvin Safe Co., Diebold Safe Co., and HHM Safe;
  • Kettering Laboratory, University of Cincinnati;
  • Mound Plant – also known as MOUND, Monsanto Research Corp, Miamisburg Environmental Management Project, Mound Plant, and Miamisburg Closure Project; and
  • Piqua Organic Moderated Reactor – also known as Piqua Nuclear Power Facility.

WHAT: Outreach Event on Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act Benefits

WHERE: Fernald Preserve Visitors Center
7400 Willey Road
Harrison, OH  45030

WHEN: Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT

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WHAT: Outreach Event on Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act Benefits

WHERE: Columbus Marriott Northwest
5605 Blazer Parkway
Dublin, OH  43017

WHEN: Thursday, June 20, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT

This event is open to the public and pre-registration is not required.

"Our objective is to inform former and current nuclear workers, or their survivors, about the programs and its potential benefits," said Malcolm Nelson, Ombudsman for the Department's Energy Employees Compensation Program.

For additional information about these outreach events, contact the Office of the Ombudsman at 877-662-8363 or ombudsman@dol.gov.

The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act 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. The program has paid more than $1.2 billion in compensation and medical benefits to 10,192 claimants living in Ohio, and more than $16 billion nationwide.

Agency
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
Date
May 23, 2019
Release Number
19-0816-NAT
Contact: Laura McGinnis
Contact: Denisha Braxton
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