EEOICPA Middlesex

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 Middlesex Sampling Plant, Middlesex New Jersey

 

Middlesex Sampling Plant  Middlesex Sampling Plant

Fermi is a DOE site from 11943-1957 and 1980-1982 so workers are eligible to file both Part B and Part E claims.

In 1943, the Manhattan Engineer District (MED) established the Middlesex Sampling Plant to assay, sample, store, and ship uranium, thorium, and beryllium ores.

Until 1950, the plant was operated by the MED and then the AEC. By 1948, Ledoux and Company and Lucius Pitkin, Inc. personnel were stationed on site to perform assaying work. Another contractor, Perry Warehouse, provided laborers until about 1950.

From 1950 to 1955, United Lead, a subsidiary of National Lead Co., operated the plant for the AEC. The plant discontinued uranium and beryllium assaying and sampling activities in 1955 and was used as a thorium storage and sampling site until 1967. In 1967, operations at Middlesex were terminated and all remaining thorium sampling activities were transferred to the Feed Materials Production Center and to the Weldon Spring Plant.

Approximately one dozen contracting companies and subcontractors were involved in the cleanup effort between 1980-1982. No further remediation was performed on-site prior to the responsibility for cleanup being shifted to the Corps of Engineers in 1997.

Throughout the course of its operations, the potential for beryllium exposure existed at this site, due to beryllium use, residual contamination, and decontamination activities.

  

Alternative Names

  •  MSP
  • Perry Warehouse
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    DOE

    DOE Legacy Management has a webpage for Middlesex Sampling.

    DOE Contractor

    United Lead Company (1950-1955)

     

    DOL

    DOL provides Part B and Part E statistics on Middlesex Sampling as well as exposure information from their Site Exposure Matrix.

    NIOSH

    NIOSH provides dose reconstruction statistics for Middlesex Sampling.

    Other

  • The Wall Street  Journal's Waste Lands series provides information on Middlesex Sampling Plant.
  • Wikipedia has a webpage on Middlesex Sampling Plant.
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     Photos courtesy of DOE and Library of Congress