EEOICPA and RECA Claim Assistance

EEOICPA Claims Assistance

Have you, your parent, grandparent or friend become ill after working at a facility which manufactured, tested or processed uranium or other radioactive materials used in atomic weapons?

The United States government has determined that certain workers who worked in the atomic weapons industry were exposed to unsafe levels of radiation and that their exposure has caused them to be stricken with cancer and other illnesses.

In 2000, the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) was passed by Congress to provide compensation and medical benefits to eligible workers who worked in atomic weapons programs. Certain survivors of these employees are also eligible for benefits.

This is not a lawsuit but a special type of federal workers compensation provided by the government through the Department of Labor.

For a free EEOICPA claim evaluation to determine your eligibility to receive compensation, please call EEOICPA Attorney Hugh Stephens at Stephens & Stephens, LLP at 1 (855) 336-4272, or email or

An introduction to the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) by Hugh can be seen below:

The Department of Labor also issues a medical treatment card to all qualifying Employees that covers all treatment arising out of the covered condition and provides benefits that far exceed those offered by Medicare. These include 24 hour nursing care that allows certain workers to avoid nursing homes and live at home even after they become ill.

The attorneys at Stephens & Stephens, LLP have handled hundreds of these EEOICPA claims from across the country and can assist you as you work through the claims filing process.

We are also available to assist with Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) claims. More information about RECA, passeed in 1990 upon a Congressional finding that the United States should recognize and assume responsibility for the harm done to individuals who developed certain cancers and other diseases following employment in the uranium industry or following exposure to radiation released during atmospheric nuclear tests, can be found below the following EEOICPA Facility List.


Below is a complete list of the facilities covered by the program, organized by state. The name of each facility links to a page describing that site in more detail. Facilities with Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) classes appear in bold.These classes describe atomic weapons manufacturing facilities where, for one reason or another, it is not possible to determine Workers’ exposures to radiation through the Dose Reconstruction process. These facilities, therefore, have been assigned SEC classes for periods of time when they were operational but lacking complete documentation of working conditions. Workers who, after working at a Special Exposure Cohort facility, later contracted one of 22 radiogenic cancers including: lung, bone, kidney, breast, colon, and leukemia, are entitled to $150,000 and can also qualify for an additional $250,000 from the program which is operated by the United States Department of Labor.

Whether you or a family member worked on Long Island at the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), in Washington State on the Hanford reservation, in Colorado at the Rocky Flats facility, at the Iowa National Laboratory (INL), at the Nevada Test Site, or in Buffalo, New York at the Bethlehem Steel plant, Stephens & Stephens can assist you with your claim.

While there is no filing deadline, the legislation is re-authorized every fiscal year and is vulnerable to budget cuts. Certain benefits are forfeited if the claim is not processed prior to the worker’s death and the claim process can be time-consuming. Historic medical and employment evidence can be difficult to obtain as medical providers and employers destroy old records. So don’t wait.

If you or a loved one became ill after working at a nuclear facility, even if that loved one died years ago, call the attorneys at Stephens & Stephens, LLP right now.

Counsel fees are regulated by statute and the fees associated with an initial claim are limited to 2% of the lump sum compensation received by the worker or surviving family member. No counsel fees are payable except out of the compensation paid to the claimant by the Department of Labor.

Complete List of Facilities Covered by the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA)


New Jersey

  • Aluminum Co. of America (Alcoa) (New Jersey), Garwood, NJ [AWE]
  • Baker and Company, Newark, NJ [AWE]
  • Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ [AWE]
  • Bloomfield Tool Co., Bloomfield, NJ [AWE]
  • Bowen Engineering, Inc., North Branch, NJ [AWE]
  • Callite Tungsten Co., Union City, NJ [AWE]
  • Chemical Construction Co., Linden, NJ [AWE]
  • Du Pont Deepwater Works, Deepwater, NJ [AWE, DOE]
  • International Nickel Co., Bayonne Laboratories, Bayonne, NJ [AWE]
  • J.T. Baker Chemical Co., Phillipsburg, NJ [AWE]
  • Kellex/Pierpont, Jersey City, NJ, SEC dates:1943-1953 [AWE, DOE]
  • Maywood Chemical Works, Maywood, NJ [AWE]
  • Middlesex Municipal Landfill, Middlesex, NJ [AWE, DOE]
  • Middlesex Sampling Plant, Middlesex, NJ [DOE]
  • National Beryllia, Haskell, NJ [BE]
  • New Brunswick Laboratory, New Brunswick, NJ [DOE]
  • Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ [DOE]
  • Rare Earths/W.R. Grace, Wayne, NJ [AWE, DOE]
  • Standard Oil Development Co. of NJ, Linden, NJ, SEC dates: 1942-1945 [AWE]
  • Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ [BE]
  • Tube Reducing Co., Wallington, NJ [AWE]
  • U.S. Pipe and Foundry, Burlington, NJ [BE]
  • Westinghouse Electric Corp. (New Jersey), Bloomfield, NJ, SEC dates: 1942-1949
  • Vitro Corp. of America (New Jersey), West Orange, NJ [AWE]
  • Wykoff Steel Co., Newark, NJ [AWE]

New Mexico

  • Accurate Machine & Tool, Albuquerque, NM [BE]
  • Albuquerque Operations Office, Albuquerque, NM [DOE]
  • Chupadera Mesa, Chupadera Mesa, NM [DOE]
  • Hangar 481, Albuquerque, NM [DOE]
  • Kirtland Operations Office, Albuquerque, NM [DOE]
  • Los Alamos Medical Center,m Los Alamos, NM [DOE]
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM, SEC dates: 1943-1975
  • Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, Albuquerque, NM [DOE]
  • Ore Buying Station at Grants, NM, Grants, NM [DOE]
  • Ore Buying Station at Shiprock, Shiprock, NM [DOE]
  • Project Gasbuggy Nuclear Explosion Site, Farmington, NM [DOE]
  • Project Gnome Nuclear Explosion Site Explosion Site, Gnome, NM [DOE]
  • Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, SEC dates: 1949-1994 [DOE]
  • South Albuquerque Works, Albuquerque, NM [DOE]
  • Trinity Nuclear Explosion Site, White Sands Missile Range, NM [DOE]
  • Uranium Mill at Shiprock, Shiprock, NM [DOE]
  • Uranium Mill in Ambrosia Lake, Ambrosia Lake, NM [DOE]
  • Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, Carlsbad, NM [DOE]

New York

  • Allegheny-Ludlum Steel, Watervliet, NY [AWE]
  • Baker and Williams Warehouses, NewYork, NY [AWE]
  • Bethlehem Steel Company, Lackawanna, NY, SEC dates: 1949-1952
  • Bliss & Laughlin Steel, Buffalo, NY [AWE]
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, SEC dates: 1947-1993
  • Burns & Roe, Inc., Maspeth, NY [BE]
  • Carborundum Company, Niagara Falls, NY [AWE]
  • Colonie Interim Storage Site (National Lead Co.), Colonie (Albany), NY [AWE, DOE]
  • Crucible Steel Co., Syracuse, NY [AWE]
  • Electro Metallurgical, Niagara Falls, NY, SEC dates: 1942-1947 [DOE]
  • Environmental Measurements Laboratory, New York, NY [DOE]
  • Fairchild Hiller Corporation, Farmingdale (Long Island), NY [BE]
  • General Astrometals, Yonkers, NY [BE]
  • Hooker Electrochemical, Niagara Falls, NY [AWE]
  • International Rare Metals Refinery, Inc., Mt. Kisco, NY [AWE]
  • Ithaca Gun Co., Ithaca, NY [AWE]
  • Lake Ontario Ordnance Works (LOOW), Niagara Falls, NY, SEC dates: 1944-1953
  • Linde Air Products, Buffalo, NY [AWE]
  • Linde Ceramics Plant, Tonawanda, NY, SEC dates:1942-1969
  • New York University, New York, NY [AWE]
  • Peek Street Facility, [DOE]
  • Radium Chemical Co., New York, NY [AWE, BE]
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY [BE]
  • Sacandaga Facility, Glenville, NY [DOE]
  • SAM Laboratories, Columbia University, New York City, NY, SEC dates: 1942-1947 [DOE]
  • Seaway Industrial Park, Tonawanda, NY [AWE]
  • Separations Process Research Unit (at Knolls Lab), Schenectady, NY [DOE]
  • Simonds Saw and Steel Co., Lockport, NY, SEC dates: 1948-1957 [AWE]
  • Staten Island Warehouse, New York, NY [AWE]
  • Sylvania Corning Nuclear Corp. – Bayside Laboratories, Bayside, NY [AWE, BE]
  • Sylvania Corning Nuclear Corp. – Hicksville Plant, Hicksville, NY [AWE]
  • Titanium Alloys Manufacturing, Niagara Falls, NY [AWE]
  • Trudeau Foundation, Saranac Lake, NY [BE]
  • University of Rochester Atomic Energy Project, Rochester, NY, SEC dates: 1943-1971
  • Utica St. Warehouse, Buffalo, NY [AWE]
  • West Valley Demonstration Project, West Valley, NY [AWE, DOE]
  • Wolff-Alport Chemical Corp., Brooklyn, NY [AWE]


  • Ajax Magnethermic Corp., Youngstown, OH [AWE]
  • Alba Craft, Oxford, OH [AWE,DOE]
  • B & T Metals, Columbus, OH [AWE, DOE]
  • Baker Brothers, Toledo, OH [AWE, DOE]
  • Battelle Laboratories – King Avenue, Columbus, OH [AWE, BE, DOE]
  • Battelle Laboratories – West Jefferson, Col.umbus, OH [AWE, DOE]
  • Beryllium Production Plant (Brush Luckey Plant), Luckey, OH [BE, DOE]
  • Brush Beryllium Co. (Cleveland), Cleveland, OH [AWE, BE]
  • Brush Beryllium Co. (Elmore), Elmore, OH [BE]
  • Brush Beryllium Co. (Lorain), Lorain, OH [BE]
  • Cincinnati Milling Machine Co., Cincinnati, OH [AWE]
  • Clifton Products Co., Painesville, OH [BE]
  • Copperweld Steel, Warren, OH [AWE]
  • Du Pont-Grasselli Research Laboratory, Cleveland, OH [AWE]
  • Extrusion Plant (Reactive Metals Inc.), Ashtabula, OH [DOE]
  • Feed Materials Production Center (FMPC), Fernald, OH, SEC dates: 1951-1983
  • General Electric Co., Evendale, OH, SEC dates: 1961-1970
  • Gruen Watch, Norwood, OH [AWE]
  • Harshaw Chemical Company, 1942-1949, Cleveland, OH [AWE]
  • Herring-Hall Marvin Safe Co. [AWE, DOE]
  • Horizons, Inc., Cleveland, OH, SEC dates:1952-1956
  • Kettering Laboratory, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH [BE]
  • R. W. Leblond Machine Tool Co., Cincinnati, OH [AWE]
  • Magnus Brass Co., Cincinnati, OH [AWE]
  • McKinney Tool and Manufacturing Co., Cleveland, OH [AWE]
  • Mitchell Steel Co., Cincinnati, OH [AWE]
  • Monsanto Chemical Company, 1943-1949, Dayton
  • Mound Plant, Miamisburg/Dayton, OH, SEC dates: 1949-1980
  • Piqua Organic Moderated Reactor Piqua, OH, SEC dates: 1966-1969
  • Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant, Piketon, OH, SEC dates: before February 1, 1992 [DOE]
  • R. W. Leblond Machine Tool Co., Cincinnati, OH [AWE]
  • Tech-Art, Inc., Milford, OH [AWE]
  • The Dayton Project, Dayton and Oakwood, OH [DOE]
  • Tocco Induction Heating Div., Cleveland, OH [AWE]
  • Vulcan Tool Co., Dayton, OH [AWE]

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If you or your parent worked any of the DOE or AWE facilities listed on this website and became ill, you may be entitled to compensation of up to $400K plus medical benefits from the US Department of Labor.

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