Also Known As: Ohio Crankshaft Co., Tocco Heat Testing, Park Ohio Industries
Time Period: AWE 1967-1968
Facility Type: Atomic Weapons Employer
Facility Description: Tocco had a contract with National Lead of Ohio (Fernald) to develop induction heating coil equipment for heating uranium fuel cores. Tocco performed operational tests of these units at its Ohio facility, which took place during 1967-1968. The company received 2000 pounds of natural uranium machined fuel cores and 5600 pounds of depleted uranium machined fuel cores from NLO for testing.
The license was amended in 1967 to authorize up to 16,000 pounds of uranium. A 1968 inspection of the facility by AEC identified several areas of low-level contamination on the working area floor (300-1500 dpm/100cm2) and on the machinery (3,000-4,500 dpm/100 cm2).
In 1968, the facility sent a letter to AEC stating that all materials had been returned to NLO (Fernald), and questioning whether the license should be cancelled or allowed to expire. In January 1969, the AEC terminated the license. There was apparently no follow-up inspection of the facility.
In 1993, the NRC conducted a survey of the facility and found that the facility met the NRC’s standards for unrestricted use.
Documentation reviewed indicates that the facility was licensed to perform work under contract with NLO (Fernald) from 1966 to1969. There is however, no reason to expect that significant radioactive contamination existed at the facility after the 1968 date when it was reported that all materials had been returned to NLO.
Tocco Induction Heating Div. is listed as an Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE) site under the EEOICPA.
As of 05/31/2015, the total compensation paid under Part B of the EEOICPA, including medical compensation, for workers suffering from the effects of having worked at Tocco Induction Heating Div. is $0.
Tocco Induction Heating Div. 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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