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Dow Chemical Co. (Madison Site)

Also Known As: Madison Site (Spectrulite), Spectrulite Consortium, Inc., Consolidated Aluminum
State: Illinois
Location: Madison
Time Period: AWE 1957-1960; Residual Radiation 1961-2007
Facility Type: Atomic Weapons Employer
Facility Description: The Dow facility in Madison, Illinois, supplied theAEC with Magnesium-thorium sheets and plates, non radioactive equipment, metal products and other services. Dow received a purchase order from Mallinckrodt in March 1960, for research and development on the extrusion of uranium metal and rod. The Department of Energy also has invoices from 1957 and 1958 indicating that the Mallinckrodt Chemical Company Uranium division purchased magnesium-thorium plates and sheets from the Dow Chemical Company in Madison Illinois.
Dow sold this facility in 1969 to Consolidated Aluminum, which continued to operate the facility from 1969 through 1986. However, during the period of 1969-1986, the operations were of a purely commercial nature and did not involve AEC or Department of Energy contracts. Spectrulite subsequently purchased the plant from Consolidated Aluminum.
Although this site was designated as part of the Formerly Utilized Site Remediation Action Program (FUSRAP) in 1992, no remediation work ever took place under the DOE FUSRAP program prior to that program being transferred to the Army Corps of Engineers in 1997.
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.
Dow Chemical Co. (Madison Site) is listed as an Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE) site and as a Department of Energy (DOE) site under the EEOICPA.
Dow Chemical Co. (Madison Site) 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 ot not you have already filed a claim and even if your claim has 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.
NIOSH SEC Petition Evaluation Report
Petition 79 (Jan 1, 1957 to Dec 21, 1960)
SEC Petition Evaluation Report, Petition SEC-00079, Rev #: (0)
Report Submittal Date: 4/13/2007

SEC Petition Evaluation Report, Petition SEC-00079, Rev #: Addendum 1
Report Submittal Date: 8/06/2007

SEC Petition Evaluation Report, Petition SEC-00079, Rev #: Addendum 2
Report Submittal Date: June 3, 2008

Technical Basis Documents
Site Profiles for Atomic Weapons Employers that Worked Uranium Metals
Appendix C – Dow Chemical Co. (Madison Site)