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International Rare Metals Refinery, Inc.

Also Known As: Canadian Radium and Uranium Corp., Pregels Mt. Kisco Refinery, Pregel
State: New York
Location: Mt. Kisco
Time Period: AWE 1942-1949; Residual Radiation 1950-1966
Facility Type: Atomic Weapons Employer
Facility Description: The International Rare Metals Company processed pitchblende ores for the African Metals Corporation to extract radium. The same ores were processed for the Manhattan Engineer District to recover uranium. Other than the coordination of the shipments of ores and sludge, there was no MED involvement at this site. The company did apparently ship a 1 milligram and a 5 milligram source of radium to Chicago.
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.
International Rare Metals Refinery, Inc. is listed as an Atomic Weapons Employer under the EEOICPA.
As of 04/12/2015, the total compensation paid under Part B of the EEOICPA, including medical compensation, for workers suffering from the effects of having worked at International Rare Metals Refinery, Inc. is $150,000.
International Rare Metals Refinery, Inc. Workers:
If you or your parent worked at this or any other DOE or 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.