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 BWX Technologies, Lynchburg Virginia

 

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BWX is an AWE facility for 1959, 1968-March 1, 2011 and a beryllium vendor for1995-2001 so workers are eligible to file for Part B claims.

BWX has two Special Exposure Cohorts which cover all workers with specific cancers and at least 250 days for January 1, 1959-December 31, 1959, January 1, 1968-December 31, 1972 and January 1, 1985-November 30, 1994.

Babcock and Wilcox Company's main plant at Mount Athos and the Lynchburg Research Center, also known as the Lynchburg Technology Center in Lynchburg, VA, performed work for a variety of Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) and DOE projects.

Babcock and Wilcox Company's Nuclear Facilities Plant in Lynchburg, VA, participated in the AEC's Oxide Pellet Fabrication Program, which was managed by the New York Operations Office. Records indicate that shipments of enriched uranium were made to and from the Fernald facility during the years 1968-1972. The company also recovered highly enriched uranium from weapons scrap received from the DOE's Oak Ridge facility between 1985 and 1996. In 1997 the Babcock & Wilcox Company facility in Lynchburg, VA became the BWX Technologies facility. From 1998 to 2000, the company fulfilled a contract for the recovery of enriched uranium from scrap materials containing beryllium. The Lynchburg plant also participated in a DOE-sponsored program called Project Sapphire, under which the plant had responsibility from 1995 to 2001 for downblending enriched uranium obtained from the government of Kazakhstan.

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

  • Tubular Products Division
  • Lone Star Tech
  • Babcock & Wilcox Co. (Virginia)
  • BWXT
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    DOE

    DOE lists BWX as a covered EEOICPA facility.

    DOL

    DOL provides Part B statistics for BWX.

    NIOSH

    BWX has two Special Exposure Cohorts.  NIOSH lists statistics for BWX dose reconstructions

     Other

  • The Wall Street Journal's Waste Lands series provides information on BWX.
  • Wikipedia has a BWX webpage.
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