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Aluminum Co. of America (Alcoa) (Pennsylvania)

Also Known As: Aluminum Research Laboratories, New Kensington Works (of ALCOA) on Pine and 9th Sts
State: Pennsylvania
Location: New Kensington
Time Period: AWE 1943-1945; Residual Radiation 1946-1991
Facility Type: Atomic Weapons Employer
 
Facility Description: The Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa) site in New Kensington, Pennsylvania was one of 14 facilities in the early 1940s that produced nuclear fuel for the X-10 pilot plant reactor in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and the production reactors at Hanford, Washington. Alcoa used a unique welding process to “can” and seal uranium slugs produced by these other facilities.
 
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.
 
Listing:
Aluminum Co. of America (Alcoa) (Pennsylvania) is listed as an Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE) under the EEOICPA.
 
Compensation:
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) (Pennsylvania) is $3,004,339.
 
Aluminum Co. of America (Alcoa) (Pennsylvania) 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.
 
DOCUMENTS:
 
NIOSH:
Technical Basis Documents:
Site Profiles for Atomic Weapons Employers that Worked Uranium Metals
 
Appendix R – Aluminum Company of America – (ALCOA-PA) Pennsylvania