State: New York
Time Period: 1947-1953
Facility Type: Department of Energy
Facility Description: The Sacandaga Facility was operated by the General Electric Company Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory for the AEC from 1947 to 1953. AEC-sponsored research at the facility involved physics studies and sodium technology development in support of breeder reactor design. Work also involved the use of beryllium.
The General Electric Company operated the Sacandaga Atomic Power Laboratory for the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC, predecessor of the US DOE) on a 51 acre site in the Town of Glenville, New York, during the period 1947-1951. Originally used for the study and development of radar during World War II, the facilities subsequently housed ‘operations involving physics.studies and sodium technology development in support of breeder reactor design and other AEC programs. Work also involved the use of nonradioactive beryllium. Sacandaga Site operations were transferred to the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory in the Town of Niskayuna, New York in 1951. In June, 1956, ownership of the property transferred from the United States Government to the private domain.
Former site facilities consisted of buildings and structures erected within a fence enclosed area, approximately 975 ft. long by 220 ft. wide, centrally located between the side property lines and set back from the main highway a distance of about 980 ft. Building P and a small concrete structure, also referred to as a bunker, were the only above ground structures still standing, however, the small concrete structure was partially buried beneath a mound of dirt. The underground pipe tunnel that formerly connected buildings P and B was also intact.
Sacandaga Facility is listed as a Department of Energy (DOE) site under the EEOICPA.
As of 05/17/2015, 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 Sacandaga Facility is $150,000.
Sacandaga 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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**Consistent with the Act, coverage is limited to activities not performed under the responsibility of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program.