EEOICPA Amchitka

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 Amchitka Island Nuclear Explosion Site, Alaska

 

Amchitka Island bayAmchitka Island

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.


Alternative Names

  • Amchitka Island Test Center
  • Amchitka Island Test Site
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    DOE

    DOE's Legacy Management  has a webpage on Amchitka Island as well as a fact sheet

    DOE Contracts

    Contract No. AT-(40-l)-2694

     

    DOL

    DOL provides Part B and Part E statistics on the Amchitka Island page as well as a Site Exposure Matrix.

    NIOSH

    NIOSH lists Amchitka Island Dose Reconstruction statistics.

    Others

  • Wikipedia has an Amchitka Island page.
  • The Wall Street Journal Waste Land series provided additional information on Amchitka Island.
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    Documents

  • BMI-171-110 Amchitka Bioenvironmental Program; 1968
  • NVO-1229-160 Long-Range Monitoring Network for Amchitka Island, Alaska; 1971
  • NVO-269-19 Amchitka Radiobiological Program Progress Report; 1972
  • NVO-269-21 Amchitka Radiobiological Program Progress Report; 1973
  • ORO-4180-6 Dynamics of the Recovery of Damaged Tundra Vegetation

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