Simonds Saw and Steel
Simonds is an AWE facility for 1948-March 1, 2011 so workers are eligible to file for Part B claims.
Simonds has a Special Exposure Cohort which covers all workers with specific cancers and at least 250 days of employment for January 1, 1948-December 31, 1957.
Simonds Saw and Steel rolled uranium billets into rods for the AEC as part of the multi-site process overseen by the New York Operations Office for the production of uranium metal for fabrication into slugs for fueling Hanford production reactors. Simonds also rolled thorium metal whose most likely use was irradiation in Hanford reactors for the weapons program. Simonds rolled between 25 million and 35 million pounds of uranium and between 30,000 to 40,000 pounds of thorium.
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 lists Simonds as a covered EEOICPA facility.
DOL provides Part B statistics for Simonds.
NIOSH lists statistics for Simonds dose reconstructions.