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State: Massachusetts
Location: Worcester
Time Period: AWE 1955; Residual Radiation 1956-March 1, 2011
Facility Type: Atomic Weapons Employer

Facility Description: In 1955, Reed Rolled Thread and Die was scheduled to thread roll a test lot of 1500 Savannah River plant slugs for National Lead Company of Ohio (Fernald).

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.

A memo from National Lead of Ohio to C.L. Karl states that 1500 slugs will be thread rolled on September 14 and 15, 1955. Another NLO memo states that 1711 slugs were successfully thread rolled on September 27 and 28 of 1955.

With the absence of any known radiological survey data from this or any other period, based on the assumption that the work did occur, there is a potential for the existence of significant residual contamination after completion of the operations.

Reed Rolled Thread Co. is listed as an Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE) site under the EEOICPA.

As of 05/17/2015, the total compensation paid under Part B of the EEOICPA, including medical compensation, for workers suffering from the effects of having worked at Reed Rolled Thread Co. is $300,000.

Reed Rolled Thread 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.