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State: Hawaii
Location: Kauai
Time Period: mid1970s-present
Facility Type: Department of Energy
Facility Description: Kauai Test Facility is situated on the north end of the U.S. Navy Pacific Missile Range Facility on the west side of the island of Kauai, Hawaii. The Kauai Test Facility has 25 major buildings. Kauai Test Facility is equipped with resources for assembling, testing, launching, tracking, and recovering instrumented rockets, rocket payloads, and aircraft payloads. The Facility also provides high-quality capabilities for receiving, recording, and “quicklook playback” of radio telemetered test data. Additionally, resources are available for optical tracking and photometric coverage of test objects and experiments.
The Kauai Test Facility has been in operation since the mid-1970s, conducting an average of three to four weapon system delivery tests per year.
The Department of Energy (DOE) suspected that these tests resulted in contamination of three release sites including the rocket launch pads, a drum storage area, and a photography laboratory.
Kauai Test Facility 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 Kauai Test Facility is $155,719.
Kauai Test Facility 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, even if your claim has been accepted or denied.
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