State: New Jersey
Time Period: 1944
Facility Type: Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE)
Facility Description: Under subcontract to the Metallurgical Laboratory (University of Chicago), the Garwood facility manufactured casting dies and used them to cast uranium slugs. This work was conducted intermittently between July and November of 1944.
The experimental coating of uranium slugs with aluminum-silica required planning as one machine line had to be shut down and the new dies inserted. The process involved pickling the uranium slugs in nitric acid solution, and then dipping and die-casting them in an aluminum and silica bath. This work was conducted intermittently between July and November of 1944 for an estimated total of 15 days.
The Atomic Weapons Employer Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA) had one site located in Garwood, New Jersey. It is listed as an Atomic Weapons Employer for 1944. Under subcontract to the Metallurgical Laboratory (University of Chicago), the Garwood facility manufactured casting dies and used them in the experimental die casting of Aluminum-Silica coatings on uranium slugs.
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Aluminum Co. of America (Alcoa) (New Jersey) is listed as an Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE) under the EEOICPA.
As of 03/01/2015, 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 Aluminum Co. of America (Alcoa) (New Jersey) is $0.
Aluminum Co. of America (Alcoa) (New Jersey) 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.
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Technical Basis Documents:
Site Profiles for Atomic Weapons Employers that Worked Uranium and Thorium Metals
Appendix S – Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa 2) – NJ
Document Number: Battelle-TBD-6000 Appendix S Revision: 0
Effective Date: 4/30/2007 Type of Document: TBD Appendix Supersedes: None
State: New Jersey