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Also Known As: Englehard Industries, Platinum (or Baker) Div. of Englehard Industries, Baker and Williams Co, Inc.
State: New Jersey
Location: Newark
Time Period: AWE 1943 -1962; Residual Radiation 1963-1990
Facility Type: Atomic Weapons Employer
Facility Description: Baker and Company processed radioactive platinum as part of the process of making polonium, which was needed for initiators in nuclear weapons. Baker and Co. also processed unirradiated uranium scrap for the AEC to recover enriched uranium for use in the weapons complex.
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.
Baker and Company is listed as an Atomic Weapons Employer under the EEOICPA.
Baker and Company 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.