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International Minerals and Chemical Corp.

Also Known As: Pilot Facility, Uranium Recovery Unit at the Bonnie Plant, Phosphate Chemicals Div., Bonnie Uranium Plant, C.F. Industries, Inc.
State: Florida
Location: Mulberry
Time Period: AWE 1951-1961; Residual Radiation 1962-March 1, 2011
Facility Type: Atomic Weapons Employer
 
Facility Description: International Minerals and Chemical Corp. produced uranium as a byproduct of the recovery of phosphate chemicals and fertilizers. The 1951, AEC contracted with International Minerals and Chemical Corp. for the recovery of uranium, which was ultimately used for the production of weapons. The original production plant was shut down in 1959. Starting in 1954, the uranium recovery unit was located at the Bonnie Plant. In 1955, it switched to the phosphoric acid process. International Minerals and Chemical Corp. became Central Farmers (now C.F.) Industries; in 1969, C.F. Industries became C.F. Chemicals, Bartow Phosphate Works. The phosphoric process was shut down in 1961.
 
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:
International Minerals and Chemical Corp. is listed as an Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE) site under the EEOICPA.
 
International Minerals and Chemical Corp. 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:
 
Site Profile
Site Profile for Atomic Weapons Employers that Refined Uranium and Thorium–TBD 6001 (Canceled)
In April 2011, this document was canceled. The Appendices in this document that applied to the specific work sites listed below were made into standalone documents.
Appendix BH — International Minerals and Chemical Corporation
Canceled July 10, 2008
Note: This document was canceled. This is a phosphate plant and this Site Profile (Site Profile for Atomic Weapons Employers that Refined Uranium and Thorium) only deals with the uranium exposure. Because there are a limited number of claims from this facility, NIOSH will complete the dose reconstructions without the use of this Site Profile.