Location: St. Louis
Time Period: AWE 1951-1952; Residual Radiation 1953-March 1, 2011
Facility Type: Atomic Weapons Employer
Facility Description: The Medart Company manufactured steel mill machining equipment which was useful in uranium processing. In 1952, Medart conducted broaching machine and arbor tests turning uranium for the National Lead Company of Ohio (Fernald). According to a former Medart employee, the bar turning machine was eventually shipped to Fernald for use at the Feed Materials Production Center.
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.
Records indicate that operations were limited to three tests performed May and August of 1951 and November of 1952. Airborne radioactivity monitoring performed during the operations in November of 1952 indicates that significant airborne radioactive material concentrations were generatedduring operations. This data indicates a potential for the dispersion of contamination throughout the immediate area of the facility where operations were performed. No documentation has been found to demonstrate that decontamination efforts were initiated, or to describe post-operational radiological conditions. Documentation reviewed indicates that there is potential for significant residual contamination outside of the period in which weapons-related production occurred. No additional information has been located, and there does not appear to have been any radiological survey of the facility located at 3535 Dekalb Street where the operations were reportedly conducted.
Medart 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 Medart Co. is $324,869.
Medart 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.
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