Also Known As: Kerr-McGee , Reed-Keppler Park
Location: W. Chicago
Time Period: AWE 1942 -1953; Residual Radiation 1954-March 1, 2011
Facility Type: Atomic Weapons Employer
Facility Description: Lindsay Light and Chemical was a commercial processor of monazite sands, which yield several commercially valuable products, including the radioactive metal thorium. The Manhattan Engineer District and then the Atomic Energy Commission purchased thorium from Lindsay; AEC contractors purchased a variety of products from this firm as well. Documents indicate that the firm supplied thorium to the MED and AEC through at least 1953. The facility received a source material license from the AEC in 1956, and it continued to process radioactive materials for commercial purposes until 1973.
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.
Lindsay Light and Chemical Co is listed as an Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE) site under the EEOICPA.
As of 04/19/2015, the total compensation paid under Part B of the EEOICPA, including medical compensation, for workers suffering from the effects of having worked at Lindsay Light and Chemical Co is $151,125.
Lindsay Light and Chemical 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, 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.