Location: Kansas City
Time Period: 1949-present
Facility Type: Department of Energy
Facility Description: The Kansas City Plant was constructed in 1942 to build aircraft engines for the Navy. After World War II, it was used for storage. In 1949, the AEC asked the Bendix Corporation to take over part of the facility and it began manufacturing nonnuclear components for nuclear weapons. Electrical, electromechanical, mechanical, and plastic components are manufactured or procured by this facility.
In 1993, the Department of Energy officially designated the Kansas City Plant as the consolidated site for all nonnuclear components for nuclear weapons.
As of 1996, production activities at the site were still occurring and expected to continue indefinitely.
Throughout the course of its operations, the potential for beryllium exposure existed at this site, due to beryllium use, residual contamination, and decontamination activities.
CONTRACTORS: Honeywell FM&T (1999-present); Allied-Signal Aerospace (formerly Bendix) (1949-1999)
Kansas City Plant is listed as a Department of Energy (DOE) site under the EEOICPA.
As of 04/12/2015, 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 the Kansas City Plant is $52,886,117.
Kansas City Plant 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 $400K 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.
NIOSH SEC Petition Evaluation Reports
Petition 210 (Jan 1, 1949 to Dec 31, 1993)
SEC Petition Evaluation Report, Petition SEC-00210, Rev #: 0
Report Submittal Date: January 7, 2014
Technical Basis Documents
Site Profile for the Kansas City Plant
SC&A Review of Site Profile for the Kansas City Plant, ORAUT-TKBS-0031,