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Beryllium Metals and Chemical Corp.

Also Known As: BERMET
State: North Carolina
Location: Bessemer City
Time Period: 1962-1969
Facility Type: Beryllium Vendor
Facility Description: Purchase orders from Y-12 indicate that Beryllium Metals and Chemical Corp. (BERMET) did some beryllium work for Y-12, beginning in 1963 and continuing at least through 1965. Beyond that, records indicate BERMET was responsive to an invitation to submit 100 pounds of beryllium metal to the AEC in 1968 for purposes of qualifying for further work, as part of the AEC’s beryllium metal study group. According to a May, 1969 memo, BERMET chose not to participate beyond this initial 100 pound qualifying round.
BERMET’s corporate successor has indicated that the sale of beryllium to the AEC began in 1962 and continued through 1969.
Beryllium Metals and Chemical Corp. is listed as a Beryllium Vendor (BE) under the EEOICPA.
As of 03/15/2015, the total compensation paid under Part B of the EEOICPA, including medical compensation, for workers suffering from the effects of having worked at Beryllium Metals and Chemical Corp. is $1,644,944.
Beryllium Metals and Chemical Corp. 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.
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