Revere Copper and Brass
Revere Copper and Brass was a beryllium vendor facility from 1946-1950 and an AWE facility from 1943-1984 so workers are eligible to file Part B claims.
Revere has a Special Exposure Cohort which covers all workers with specific cancers and at least 250 days of employment for July 24, 1943-December 31, 1954.
Revere Copper and Brass extruded uranium rods at its Detroit plant starting in 1943 under contracts XPG-773-1/2 and RPG-704-1/2 for the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). Additionally, in October 1964, Revere Copper and Brass produced one thorium bar, which was divided up and sent to a number of AEC facilities.
Revere also extruded beryllium ingots and billets into rods at its Detroit plant between 1946 and 1950. Revere had a contract with the AEC for beryllium work, but not with the MED. Revere also worked with beryllium alloys. Some of the beryllium work was done on parts or components for the Materials Testing reactor.
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 a Revere Copper and Brass webpage.
DOL provides Part B statistics on the Revere plant.