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Du Pont Deepwater Works

Also Known As: E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Co., Dyeworks-Carney’s Point, Deepwater Dyeworks , Du Pont Deepwater Works, Chambers Chemical and Dye Works
State: New Jersey
Location: Deepwater
Time Period: AWE 1942-1949; Residual Radiation 1950-1995; 1997-March 1, 2011; DOE 1996 (remediation)
Facility Type: Atomic Weapons Employer, Department of Energy
 
Facility Description:
In the 1940s, E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company (DuPont) produced uranium products and conducted research on uranium hexafluoride. These activities were conducted first for the U.S. Office of Scientific Research and Development (OSRD), and later under contract to the Manhattan Engineer District (MED) and the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). DuPont also developed processes to convert uranium dioxide to uranium hexafluoride, and produced uranium oxide and uranium metal which was used to fuel the CP-1 reactor at the University of Chicago. After completion of these activities, the AEC conducted limited decontamination and released the site to DuPont for reuse. DuPont currently operates a chemical plant at this site.
 
Although DuPont Deepwater Works was designated as part of the Department of Energy’s Formerly Utilized Site Remediation Action Program (FUSRAP) in 1980, the only year in which actual remediation was performed under contract to the DOE was 1996. There was decontamination
 
performed in 1997, but this did not involve the Department of Energy. 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.
 
Listing:
Du Pont Deepwater Works is listed as an Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE) site and as a Department of Energy (DOE) site under the EEOICPA.
 
Compensation:
As of 03/22/2015, the total compensation paid under Parts B and E of the EEOICPA, including medical compensation, for workers suffering from the effects of having worked at Du Pont Deepwater Works is $3,723,904.
 
Du Pont Deepwater Works 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.
 
We can help with all OWCP (Federal Workers Compensation) claims, impairments, wage loss and health care. 2495 Main Street, Suite 442 Buffalo, NY.
 
DOCUMENTS:
NIOSH Technical Basis Documents
Technical Basis Document for the DuPont Deepwater Works, Deepwater, New Jersey
Effective Date: 03/20/2015, Revision No.: 02

 
DuPont Deepwater Works, NIOSH’s Response to Findings in SC&A’s Review, Dated August 12, 2011
March 18, 2013, James W. Neton, Ph.D., CHP

 
SC&A
DuPont Deepwater Works Issues Matrix
September 4, 2012

 
REVIEW OF THE NIOSH SITE PROFILE FOR DUPONT CHAMBERS WORKS, DEEPWATER, NJ
August 2011

 
SC&A RESPONSE TO NIOSH’S COMMENTARY ON FINDINGS REGARDING THE SITE PROFILE FOR
DUPONT DEEPWATER WORKS
June 2013