EEOICPA American Potash

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 American Potash & Chemical, West Hanover Massachusetts

 

American Potash train carAmerican Potash and Chemical

American Potash and Chemical is an AWE facility from 1959-1061 so workers are eligible to file Part B claims.

American Potash and Chemical Company conducted uranium metal shaping and uranium-magnesium explosive forming studies for Union Carbide Nuclear Corporation, Oak Ridge. The tests done up to May 1961 were performed with 430 stainless steel and uranium metal pieces. Work was also done with green and sintered uranium based powders. The powders were formed in a die into discs approximately 4 1/2 inches in diameter and 1 inch thick.


Alternative Names

  • National Fireworks Ordnance Corp.
  • National Northern Division
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    DOE

    DOE lists American Potash and Chemical as a covered EEOICPA facility.

     

    DOL

    DOL provides Part B statistics on American Potash and Chemical.

    NIOSH

    NIOSH lists statistics for American Potash dose reconstructions.

    Other

  • The Wall Street Journal's Waste Lands series provides information on American Potash and Chemical.
  • Wikipedia has an American Potash and Chemical webpage.
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