EEOICPA CIRCULAR NO. 07-08 September 6, 2007
SUBJECT: This Circular alters the covered time period for the Tocco Induction Heating Division in Cleveland, OH.
Recent research resulting from efforts by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to complete a dose reconstruction for a claimant who worked at Tocco has led to a modification to the covered time frame for the Tocco Induction Heating Division in Cleveland, OH an EEOICPA-designated atomic weapons employer (AWE).
The years of coverage now start a year earlier and end a year earlier. The revised years of coverage are 1967-1968 (Previous to this circular, the covered years for Tocco were 1968-1969). The start year of 1967 represents the date on which 16,000 pounds of uranium metal from National Lead of Ohio(NLO) was determined to be at Tocco. The 1968 end year is based upon a letter dated November 21, 1968 from Tocco to the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) stating that all radioactive material had been removed from the site and returned to NLO.
The entry for the Tocco Induction Heating Division in Cleveland, OH on DOE’s web-based facility database will be changed to incorporate this alteration.
PETER M. TURCIC
Director, Division of Energy Employees
Occupational Illness Compensation
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