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Brush Beryllium Co. (Cleveland)

Also Known As: Brush Wellman Co., Motor Wheel Corp., Magnesium Reduction, Materion Brush, Inc.
State: Ohio
Location: Cleveland
Time Period: AWE 1942-1943 & 1949-1953; Residual Radiation 1944- 1948 & 1954-1977; BE 1943-1967
Facility Type: Atomic Weapons Employer, Beryllium Vendor
 
Facility Description: The Brush Cleveland facility conducted research on a process for producing uranium metal (1942-1943) through magnesium reduction of molten green salt (uranium tetrafloride). The facility later conducted research and development with uranium (1949-1953) and extruded thorium billets into slugs which were placed in Hanford production reactors (1952-1953).
 
The Brush Cleveland facility also produced beryllium metal and beryllium oxide for the MED (1943-1946) and later for the AEC (1947-1965?).
 
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.Due to Brush Wellman’s status as a statutory beryllium vendor, all employees of Brush Wellman in the U. S., regardless of location, are covered for the entire period for which Brush Wellman and its predecessors supplied beryllium to the U. S. Department of Energy or its predecessor agencies. That period is defined as August 13, 1943 and continuing.
 
Additionally, on March 8, 2011 the corporate name of Brush Wellman, Inc. changed to Materion Brush, Inc.
 
Listing:
Brush Beryllium Co. (Cleveland) is listed as an Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE) site and as Beryllium Vendor (BE) site under the EEOICPA.
 
Compensation:
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 Brush Beryllium Co. (Cleveland) is $12,586,399.
 
Brush Beryllium Co. (Cleveland) 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.