Time Period: 1958-1962
Facility Type: Atomic Weapons Employer
Facility Description: The Ajax-Magnethermic Corp. was involved in induction heat treatment of various forms of uranium for National Lead Company of Ohio (Fernald) and also for General Electric (Hanford). The company fabricated an induction heating unit for NLO in 1961.
Ajax Magnethermic Corp. is listed as an Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE) under the EEOICPA
Documents reviewed describe tests performed between 1958 and 1961. There is no documentation indicating that work with radioactive materials occurred past October 31, 1961. Multiple documents and radiological surveys were available demonstrating implementation of radiological contamination controls and representative monitoring during operations, along with descriptions of post-operational decontamination and area monitoring. These actions and documentation demonstrate elimination of the potential for residual radiological contamination.
Sources of information reviewed during this evaluation included:
•DOE Office of Health, Safety and Security Website
•Trip Reports by National Lead of Ohio to the Facility from 1958 to 1961
Documentation reviewed indicates that there is little potential for significant residual contamination outside of the period in which weapons-related production occurred.
Ajax Magnethermic Corp. Workers:
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