EEOICPA Vitro

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 Vitro Corporation of America, West Orange New Jersey

 

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Vitro is an AWE site from 1951-1977 so workers are eligible to file Part B claims.

In December 1951, Vitro was asked to submit a proposal for research on thorium fluoride production, scrap recovery and waste recovery to involve 14 chemists and analysts. Though it is not certain whether this work was undertaken, by the late 1950s and early 1960s, Vitro conducted work under AEC contract converting low-enrichment uranium dioxide to uranium carbide spheres. The uranium dioxide was shipped from Rockwell International (then known as the Atomics International Division of North American Aviation, Inc.) to Vitro for conversion into uranium carbide and was then shipped back to Rockwell. Around 1958, Vitro also conducted work under contract to the AEC Oak Ridge Operations Office for the separation of fission products.

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.

  

Alternative Names

  • Heavy Minerals Company
  • Vitro Chemical Company 
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    DOE

    DOE Legacy Management has a webpage for Vitro.

     

    NIOSH

    NIOSH provides dose reconstruction statistics for Vitro.

    Other

    The Wall Street Journal's Waste Lands series provides information on Vitro.

     

     

     

     

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