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Also Known As: U.S. Phosphoric Plant Uranium Recovery Unit, Cargill Fertilizer, Inc., U.S. Phosphoric Products Division of The Tennessee Corp.
State: Florida
Location: Tampa
Time Period: AWE 1951-1954; 1956-1961; Residual Radiation 1955; 1962- March 1, 2011
Facility Type: Atomic Weapons Employer
 
Facility Description: Under contract to the AEC, Gardinier (under the name U.S. Phosphoric Products) operated a pilot plant from 1951 to 1954 which recovered uranium from phosphoric acid. From 1956 to 1961, it produced uranium by recovery of U3O8 from phosphoric acid. Maximum production was 60 tons of uranium concentrate per year. The uranium was ultimately used in weapons production.
 
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:
Gardinier, Inc. is listed as an Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE) site under the EEOICPA.
 
Compensation:
As of 04/05/2015, 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 Gardinier, Inc. is $0.
 
Gardinier, Inc. 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 14214.