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 Clarksville Modification Center - Fort Campbell, Clarksville Tennessee

 

Clarksville Tennessee postcardClarksville Modification Center

Clarksville Modification Center is a DOE facility from 1949-1967 so workers are eligible to file both Part B and Part E claims.

Clarksville has a Special Exposure Cohort which covers all workers with specific cancers and at least 250 days employment from August 1, 1949-December 31, 1967.

The Clarksville Modification Center was established in 1958 for the purpose of testing and modifying the components of nuclear weapons. The Center was located near Clarksville, TN, on a corner of the Ft. Campbell, KY, military reservation. Prior to 1958 some buildings were used by the AEC for storage. The Clarksville Modification Center was closed in September 1965 and its functions were transferred to Pantex and Burlington. In 1967 the AEC surrendered control of the area back to the Army.

Throughout the course of its operations, the potential for beryllium exposure existed at this site.

Clarksville Modification Center is a 5,000-acre compound at Fort Campbell, Kentucky opened in 1948 as one of 13 nuclear weapons storage sites in the US. The nuclear operation shut down in 1965, and in 1969 the facility was annexed  by Fort Campbell.  The Clarksville Modification Center was closed in September 1965 and its functions were transferred to Pantex and Burlington. In 1967 the AEC surrendered control of the area back to the Army.  Today it is used as a munitions and equipment storage area for the fort. Many of the buildings and underground tunnels remain intact. The Clarksville Modification Center is a DOE site, which has been designated as a Special Exposure Cohort for January 1, 1949 – December 31, 1967.  Throughout the course of its operations, the potential for beryllium exposure existed at this site.


Alternative Names

  • The Birdcage
  • Clarksville Base
  • Mason & Hanger - Clarksville Base
  • Clarksville Facility
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    DOL

    DOL provides Part B and Part E statistics on Clarksville as well as exposure information from their Site Exposure Matrix on Clarksville.

    DOE Contractors

  • Mason & Hanger-Silas Mason (1958-1965)
  • Sandia Corporation was the storage contractor (1949-1967) 

     

    NIOSH

    NIOSH lists statistics for Clarksville dose reconstructions.  NIOSH has developed technical basis documents for Clarksville and information on Clarksville's Special Exposure Cohort.

     

    Other

  • The Atomic Traveler has a history of the Clarksville Modification Center.
  • Wall Street Journal's Waste Lands series provides information on Clarksville.
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     Photos courtesy of DOE and Library of Congress