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Separations Process Research Unit (at Knolls Lab)

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Also Known As: SPRU
State: New York
Location: Schenectady
Time Period: 1950-1965; Remediation 2007-2011
Facility Type: Department of Energy

Facility Description: In 1950, the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) constructed the Separations Process Research Unit (SPRU) as a pilot plant for developing and testing two chemical processes to extract both uranium and plutonium from irradiated fuel. This facility was operated by the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory. Research and development was completed at SPRU in 1953 and the facility was closed. The technology developed at SPRU was transferred to the Hanford site. In March of 1965 the site was taken over by the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program.

**Consistent with the Act, coverage is limited to activities not performed under the responsibility of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion program.

Contractor: (Remediation) Accelerated Remediation Company, LLC (2007- 2010), Washington Group International (2008-2010).

Separations Process Research Unit (at Knolls Lab) 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 Separations Process Research Unit (at Knolls Lab) is $3,319,435.

Separations Process Research Unit (at Knolls Lab) 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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