Aliquippa Forge is an AWE facility for 1947-1987 and 1989-1992 as well as a DOE facility for 1988 and 1993-1994 so workers are eligible to file Part B claims for the AWE years and both Part B and Part E claims for the DOE years.
In the late 1940s, Aliquippa Forge (previously Vulcan Crucible) was a supplier of rolled uranium rods used in Hanford's reactors. The AEC operated a rolling mill, two furnaces and cutting and extrusion equipment at Vulcan. Work at the site ended in 1950.
This site was designated as part of the Formerly Utilized Site Remediation Action Program (FUSRAP) in 1983 and remediation work took place was in 1988 and again in 1993-1994. This work was performed under the Bechtel National Inc. umbrella contract for DOE site environmental remediation.
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 an Aliquippa Forge webpage because it was considered for FUSRAP.
DOL provides Part B and Part E statistics on the Aliquippa Forge as well as a Site Exposure Matrix.
NIOSH lists statistics for Aliquippa Forge dose reconstructions.
The Wall Street Journal's Waste Lands series provides information on Aliquippa Forge.