EEOICPA Vitro

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 Vitro Manufacturing, Canonsburg Pennsylvania

 

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Vitro is a beryllium vendor facility for 1948, an AWE facility from 1942-1985 and a DOE facility from 1983-1985 and 1996 so workers are eligible to file for Part B claims for the AWE and beryllium vendor years and both Part B and Part E claims for the DOE years.

Virto has three Special Exposure Cohorts which cover all workers with specific cancers and at least 250 days of employment for August 13, 1942-September 30, 1965.

Starting in 1948, Vitro was under contract to recover uranium from scrap. In the period from 1954-1956, Vitro had a contract to process production quantities of radioactive material (UF4) for National Lead of Ohio (Fernald). Vitro continued to provide uranium to the Atomic Energy Commission under various contracts through 1959. Additionally, a 1948 document indicates that General Electric shipped scrap containing beryllium to the Canonsburg site.

Canonsburg was a major uranium milling facility and although the EEOICPA definition of an Atomic Weapons Employer excludes mining and milling, this site is covered because of its scrap processing activities performed under contract to the Atomic Energy Commission.

The Canonsburg site is one of 24 former uranium mill sites designated for Department of Energy remediation by the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act (UMTRCA). DOE remediation contractors performed environmental remediation under UMTRCA at the Canonsburg site from 1983-1985 and in 1996. This work involved consolidating and encapsulating all contaminated materials from the Canonsburg site into on on-site engineered disposal cell.

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 Names

  • Vitro Rare Metals Company
  • Vitro Manufacturing (Canonsburg)
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    DOE

    DOE Legacy Management has a Canonsburg webpage because it was considered for FUSRAP.

     

    DOL

    DOL provides Part B statistics on Vitro as well as a  Site Exposure Matrix.

    NIOSH

    NIOSH lists statistics for Vitro dose reconstructions.

    Other

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

     

     

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     Photos courtesy of DOE and Library of Congress