Ventron is an AWE facility from August 13, 1942-1985 and 1987-1995 and a DOE facility f1986 and 1996-1997 so workers are eligible to file for Part B for the AWE years and both Part B and Part E for DOE years.
Ventron has a Special Exposure Cohort which covers all workers with specific cancers and at least 250 days of employment for November 1, 1942 through December 31, 1948.
From 1942 to 1948, Metal Hydrides Corp. was under contract to the Manhattan Engineer District and the Atomic Energy Commission to convert uranium oxide to uranium metal powder. This work, as well as later operations to recover uranium from scrap and turnings from a fuel fabrication plant at Hanford, was conducted at a foundry at the site. During this period, Metal Hydrides was the AEC's primary uranium scrap recovery contractor.
Cleanup activities at this location included the removal of an underground storage tank in 1986. Further remediation was performed between May 1996 and August 1997 by Bechtel National Inc. and a number of local subcontractors as part of the Formerly Utilized Site Remediation Action Program (FUSRAP).
The plant is currently owed by the Ventron Division of Morton International.
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 lists Ventron as a covered EEOICPA facility.
NIOSH lists statistics for Ventron dose reconstructions.