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Albuquerque Operations Office

State: New Mexico
Location: Albuquerque
Time Period: 1942-present
Facility Type: Department of Energy

Facility Description: The Albuquerque Operations Office is the major defense program field organization in the Department of Energy. Although its roots can be traced to the Manhattan Engineer District’s efforts to provide the nation with a nuclear weapons capability, the Albuquerque Operations Office did not officially come into existence as a civilian organization until the establishment of the Atomic Energy Commission in 1946. Originating during the war years as the Los Alamos “Z” division – the engineering branch of the project. After the establishment of the AEC, it was called the Santa Fe Operations Office. The Office moved to Albuquerque in 1951 and in 1956, became the Albuquerque Operations Office. Today, in managing a national program, Albuquerque’s primary mission continues to be stewardship and maintenance of the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile.

Listing:
Albuquerque Operations Office is listed as a Department of Energy (DOE) site under the EEOICPA.

Compensation:
As of 02/17/2015, the total compensation paid under Parts B and E of the EEOICPA, including medical compensation, for workers suffering from the effects of having worked at the Albuquerque Operations Office is $12,283,504.

Albuquerque Operations Office Workers:
If you or your parent worked at this or any other DOE or AWE facility and became ill, you may be entitled to compensation of up to $400K 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.

Videos:

Among the activities at the Albuquerque Operations Office was the 1962 production of “Radiation Safety in Nuclear Energy Explorations” below:

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as well as a “Nuclear Testing Review”:



Another film yet describes “Project Ivy,” a nuclear fusion bomb test which took place in 1952 at the Pacific Proving Grounds: