National Research Corporation
National Research is an AWE facility from 1944-1987 so workers are eligible to file Part B claims.
National Research had Manhattan Engineer District experience in working with vacuum centrifugal castings, in developing jets and baffles for diffusion pumps, and in developing cold trap systems. National Research's work with vacuum centrifugal castings (contract W-7405-eng-293) involved casting tubealloy (uranium metal) using the "lost wax" technique. In 1948, National Research did work for Mallinckrodt involving the vacuum melting of approximately 500 pounds of uranium.
A December 1946 letter indicates that National Research Corp. requested a "leak detector for use in connection with some special development work on beryllium." It is not clear whether this work was ever actually done.During the period of residual contamination, as designated by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and as noted in the dates above, employees of subsequent owners and operators of this facility are also covered under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act.
DOE Legacy Management has an National Research webpage because it was considered for FUSRAP.
DOL provides Part B statistics on National Research.