Foote Mineral Company
Foote Mineral is a beryllium vendor for 1947 and an AWE facility 1942-March 1, 2011 so workers are eligible to file Part B claims.
Foote Mineral had a pilot plant at its East Whiteland Township location which processed monazite sands. Monazite sands are known to have a very high thorium content. Because the AEC needed fairly large quantities of thorium, they were very interested in different methods of extracting it from monazite sands.
Other work performed by Foote Mineral on behalf of the Atomic Energy Commission, including their work with zirconium, is not covered under EEOICPA.
Foote Mineral Company was also a major importer of beryl ore from Brazil. Under contract to the Atomic Energy Commission, Foote Mineral Company procured 500 tons of beryl ore in 1947.
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 Foote Mineral webpage because it was considered for FUSRAP.
DOL provides Part B statistics on the Foote Mineral.
NIOSH lists statistics for Foote Mineral dose reconstructions.
The Wall Street Journal's Waste Lands series provides information on Foote Mineral.