Location: Battle Creek
Time Period: 1956-1957; 1961-1962.
Facility Type: Atomic Weapons Employer
Facility Description: The Oliver Corporation participated in green salt briquetting testing for the National Lead Company of Ohio (Fernald). Records indicate that testing took place in November 1956, July 1957, May 1961 and May 1962. It is unclear from the documentation whether the company ever performed this work at a production level. The Oliver Corporation AEC license history indicates that it was licensed to receive 350 pounds of normal uranium (40-6977 – 03/08/63) and 20,000 pounds of uranium enriched U-235 (70-646 – 03/26/62) (but comments that records indicate that it is not related to its work for NLO).
*Description of Operations:
Production scale briquetting of green salt-magnesium blend was conducted at the site in 1957 and again in 1961 and 1962. Initial operations conducted under AEC source material license permitting possession of up to 10,000 pounds of uranium. Information contained in general correspondence indicates that the site was decontaminated to background levels but a survey report or data reflecting the results of the decontamination effort have not been found. Analytical data sheets reflecting measurements taken during operations indicate considerable potential for contamination.
Oliver Corp. is listed as an Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE) site under the EEOICPA.
As of 05/03/2015, the total compensation paid under Part B of the EEOICPA, including medical compensation, for workers suffering from the effects of having worked at Oliver Corp. is $0.
Oliver Corp. 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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