Time Period: AWE/BE 1946-1947; Residual Radiation 1948-March 1, 2011
Facility Type: Atomic Weapons Employer, Beryllium Vendor
Facility Description: AC Spark Plug performed beryllium work for the AEC. Records indicate that approximately 10 men worked with beryllium at this location in 1947. Information about AC Spark Plug is found in health hazard surveys, shipping reports and in a MED history. The company continued to receive hundreds of pounds of beryllium for use under government contract into the 1960’s. It is possible that some or all of this beryllium was being used for other, non-AEC projects.
There was also a small amount of thorium procurement related to AC SparkPlug in the 1946-1947 timeframe.
During the period of residual contamination, as designated by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and as noted in the dates above, employees of subsequent owners and operators of this facility are also covered under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act.
AC Spark Plug is listed as an Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE) and as a Beryllium Vendor (BE) under the EEOICPA.
As of 03/01/2015, the total compensation paid under Part B of the EEOICPA, including medical compensation, for workers suffering from the effects of having worked at AC Spark Plug is $0.
AC Spark Plug Workers:
If you or your parent worked at this or any other AWE facility and became ill, you may be entitled to compensation of up to $150K plus medical benefits from the US Department of Labor. Call EEOICPA Counsel Hugh Stephens at 1-855-EEOICPA (336-4272) or fill out the form to the right, whether or not you have already filed a claim and even if your claim has been accepted or denied.
We can help with all OWCP (Federal Workers Compensation) claims, impairments, wage loss and health care. 2495 Main Street, Suite 442 Buffalo, NY.