Wolverine Tube Division
Wolverine Tube is a beryllium vendor for 1943-1946 and an AWE facility for 1943-1989 so workers are eligible to file for Part B claims.
In 1943, the University of Chicago subcontracted to Wolverine Tube of Detroit, Michigan, for help in extrusion of metals that were needed as part of the Manhattan Project. Wolverine Tube performed research on the fabrication of aluminum slugs and the process of aluminum canning and also experimented with thorium and beryllium. This contract ended in 1946. Wolverine Tube received other AEC contracts because of its extrusion expertise.
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 Wolverine Tube webpage.
DOL provides Part B statistics on the Wolverine Tube.
NIOSH lists statistics for Wolverine dose reconstructions.