Oak Ridge National Laboratory
ORNL is a DOE facility for 1943 to the present so workers are eligible to file both Part B and Part E claims.
ORNL has a Special Exposure Cohort which covers all workers with specific cancers and at least 250 days of employment forfrom June 17, 1943, through July 31, 1955.
During the Manhattan project, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) site was used by the University of Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory to construct the first pile semiworks - a test plant that would move the plutonium product process from the research stage to large scale production. DuPont began construction of the test pile, the X-10 reactor in March 1943 and was ready for operations by January 1944. A research facility designated as the Clinton Laboratories was built during the war to support X-10 reactor activities and included chemistry, health and engineering divisions.
After the war, the laboratory was transformed from a war production facility to a nuclear research center and changed its name to Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 1948. The Laboratory's research role in the development of nuclear weapons decreased over time, but the scope of its work expanded to include production of isotopes, fundamental hazardous and radioactive materials research, environmental research, and radioactive waste disposal.
Throughout the course of its operations, the potential for beryllium exposure existed at this site, due to beryllium use, residual contamination, and decontamination activities.
The EPA has a webpage on the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
NIOSH lists statistics for ORNL's dose reconstructions. NIOSH has a webpage on Oak Ridge Facilities. NIOSH has developed technical basis documents for ORNL and has information on ORNL's Special Exposure Cohort.
Colleen Black's Interview
Evelyn Ellingson's Interview
Robert Ellingson's Interview
The Exposed: Sick Oak Ridge Nuclear Workers detail Frustrations
History - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Lawrence S. O'Rourke's First Interview
Mary Lowe Michel's Interview
Jay Wechsler's Interview
Graydon Whitman's Interview
Lucile Whitman's Interview
Widow of Poisoned Nuclear Worker wants Justice
William Jenkins Wilcox, Jr., Former Employee at the Manhattan Project