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State: New Jersey
Location: Union City
Time Period: AWE 1944; Residual Radiation 1945-March 1, 2011
Facility Type: Atomic Weapons Employer
Facility Description: According to a 1944 document, the Callite Tungsten Co. used its machines to cold roll uranium metal rods for the Manhattan Engineer District.
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.
Available documentation continues to be limited. A single document originating in 1944 describes activities at the Callite Tungsten Co. in New Jersey involving the “cold rolling of uranium”. Without documentation describing the activities, amount of materials involved, and/or post operations radiological conditions in more detail, it is determined that there exists a potential for significant residual contamination beyond the specified period.
Callite Tungsten Co. is listed as an Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE) site and as a Department of Energy (DOE) site under the EEOICPA.
Callite Tungsten 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 already filed a claim, and even if your claim has been accepted or denied.
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