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Also Known As: Tippins Inc.
State: Pennsylvania
Location: Pittsburgh
Time Period: AWE 1955; Residual Radiation 1956-1989
Facility Type: Atomic Weapons Employer
 
Facility Description: Under contract to the Mallinckrodt Chemical Co., the site was used to heat, press and water quench uranium “dingots”. Approximately 100,000 pounds of normal uranium metal was shaped at Heppenstall over about a 6-month period. Records indicate that the forging was done on a 1000 ton press on a schedule of two days per month by a Heppenstall crew of eight men.
 
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.
 
*Site Description:
The Heppenstall Plant is located at 4620 Hatfield Street,, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the Lawrenceville District. The facility is of substantial size, but uranium handling took place only within a limited area in the north corner of the plant near the powerhouse. Heppenstall owned the facility at the time the work was Jarformed, and continued ownership until 1979. Tippins, Inc., purchased the Heppenstall equipment contained in ithe plant, Plant in 1979. All metal-working including the forging press and manipulator used to handle uranium metal, was sold separately at auction or private sale as part of, the liquidation of Heppenstall assets. Reportedly, Tippins never had ownership of that equipment. Furnaces were subsequently dismantled and scrapped.
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Listing:
Heppenstall Co. is listed as an Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE) site and as a Department of Energy (DOE) 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 Heppenstall Co. is $301,950.
 
Heppenstall 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.
 
We can help with all OWCP (Federal Workers Compensation) claims, impairments, wage loss and health care. 2495 Main Street, Suite 442 Buffalo, NY 14214.