Hooker is an AWE facility for 1943-1976 so workers are eligible to file for Part B claims.
Hooker has two Special Exposure Cohorts which covers all workers with at least 250 days employment between January 1, 1943-December 31, 1976.
In January 1943, Hooker began work for the Manhattan Engineer District to manufacture fluoridated and chlorinated organic chemicals. The by-product of this work was hydrochloric acid that was subsequently used in the chemical processing of a uranium-bearing slag as a precursor of uranium recovery. This work was continued until shortly after World War II. Activities related to this contract ended June 1948. Hooker Electrochemical's relationship with the AEC resumes between 1953 and 1958 as the Management and Operating Contractor for Plant 31 at the Lake Ontario Ordnance Works, listed separately in this database.
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 webpage for Hooker since it was considered for FUSRAP.
DOL provides Part B statistics for Hooker.
NIOSH lists statistics for Hooker dose reconstructions.
The Wall Street Journal's Waste Lands series provides information on Hooker.