EEOICPA Westinghouse

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 Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Bloomfield New Jersey

 

Westinghouse Electric Corp Westinghouse Electric

Westinghouse is an AWE site from 1942-1March 1, 2011 so workers are eligible to file Part B  claims.

Westinghouse has two Special Exposure Cohorts which cover all workers with specific cancers and at least 250 days of employment for August 13, 1942 through December 31, 1949 and February 1, 1958 through May 31, 1958 and June 1 through June 30, 1959.

Westinghouse Electric, located in Bloomfield, NJ, was one of the large commercial contributors to Manhattan Project research. Specific tasks related to uranium metal production and enrichment. Because developing the technology to produce pure uranium metal became a priority for the Manhattan Project, universities, and private companies with experience in related chemical processes participated in the task. From 1942-1943, Westinghouse used a photochemical process for metallic uranium and supplied metallic uranium for the first self-sustaining chain reaction in Chicago. In addition to contributing to uranium metal production, Westinghouse Electric participated in activities related to uranium enrichment.

Westinghouse also worked with thorium under contract W-7409-ENG-31 for the Manhattan Project at this location. In the periods February through May of 1958 and again in June of 1959 Westinghouse performed rollings of uranium tubes on the Assel Mill to evaluate whether this process could be used to create a product suitable for machining into a hollow fuel core for use in a nuclear 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.

  

Alternative Name

North American Phillips Lighting

 

DOE

DOE Legacy Management has a webpage for Westinghouse.

 

DOL

DOL provides Part B statistics on Westinghouse.

NIOSH

NIOSH provides dose reconstruction statistics for Westinghouse.

Other

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

 

 

 

 

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