Amchitka Island is a DOE site from 1965-September 1973 and May 25, 2001-October 13, 2001 so workers are eligible to file both Part B and Part E claims.
A Special Exposure Cohort exists for all workers with specific cancers and who were employed at least 250 days before January 1, 1974.
Amchitka was used as a test site for three underground nuclear detonations. For the Long Shot detonation, drilling began in May 1964. The shot was fired on October 29, 1965, and the operation ended in November 1965. For the Milrow detonation, drilling began March 9, 1967. The shot was fired on October 2, 1969. No drillback operations took place and the operation ended in November 1969. For the Cannikin detonation, drilling began August 1967. The shot was fired on November 6, 1971. Drillback operations began November 1971 and were completed with the demobilization of drilling equipment on February 23, 1972. The Atomic Energy Commission continued site demobilization in 1973, and the site was returned to the Department of the Interior in September 1973.
DOE ContractsContract No. AT-(40-l)-2694
NIOSH lists Amchitka Island Dose Reconstruction statistics.
- The Amchitka Project--Declassified US Nuclear Test Film # 38
- Project Long Shot--Declassified US Nuclear Test Film # 39
- The Milrow Event--Declassified US Nuclear Test Film # 40