Time Period: AWE 1956-1966; Residual Radiation 1967-March 1, 2011
Facility Type: Atomic Weapons Employer
Facility Description: General Electric’s X-Ray Division performed research and development work which supported its activities as contractor for the Pinellas Site in Florida. This work included the operation of a small pilot plant in Milwaukee. Sandia National Laboratory managed the GE X-ray division contract as part of the nuclear weapons program. The work in Milwaukee continued until 1966 when these activities were transferred to Pinellas and the staff relocated accordingly.
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.
Because there is no information available describing the activities at this facility, or whether or not it was decontaminated, the assumption is made that contamination still exists at the site.
Documentation reviewed indicates that there is a potential for significant residual contamination outside of the period in which weapons-related production occurred.
General Electric X-Ray Division is listed as an Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE) site under the EEOICPA.
As of 04/05/2015, the total compensation paid under Part B of the EEOICPA, including medical compensation, for workers suffering from the effects of having worked at General Electric X-Ray Division is $539,519.
General Electric X-Ray Division 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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