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Also Known As: American Brass Co., Fabric Metal Goods Plant and West Tube Mill, Anamet, Inc., Anaconda Co.
State: Connecticut
Location: Waterbury
Time Period: 1942; 1956-1959
Facility Type: Atomic Weapons Employer
Facility Description: In 1942, the American Brass Company produced the barriers used in the gaseous diffusion process. In the late 1950s, under contract to Nuclear Metals Inc., the company extruded copper-clad uranium billets into tubes at least two separate times for the Savannah River Site. While the original plans called for work on 500 billets, only around 50 were actually processed. The operations involved plating, heating, extruding, sawing, drilling, deburring, cleaning, testing, crating, and shipping. Work was conducted at the West Tube Mill. AEC Health and Safety Laboratory personnel visited the site in 1956 and 1959, and obtained air quality and surface radiation measurements during the later visit.
Anaconda Co. is listed as an Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE) site under the EEOICPA.
As of 03/08/2015, the total compensation paid under Part B of the EEOICPA, including medical compensation, for workers suffering from the effects of having worked at the Winchester Engineering and Analytical CenterAnaconda Co. is $5,920,428.
Anaconda Co. 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 filed a claim and even if it has already 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.
Technical Basis Documents:
Site Profiles for Atomic Weapons Employers that Worked Uranium Metals
Appendix G – Anaconda, Document Number: Battelle-TBD-6000
Effective Date: 8/19/2014, Revision No. 1