Covered Nuclear Facilities in Texas
If you worked at these facilities during these times, you are covered under the EEOICPA Special Exposure Cohort Facilities.
Medina Modification Center
The Medina Modification Center was established in 1958 for component testing, modification, repairs, and refinements. It operated until the early spring of 1966, at which point its functions were transferred to Burlington and Pantex.
Throughout the course of its operations, the potential for beryllium exposure existed at this site.
In the 1950s, the Atomic Energy Commission began manufacturing high explosives for nuclear weapons at the Pantex Plant (Pantex). Today, Pantex continues to fabricate high explosives and assemble nuclear weapons. The principal operations at this site, however, are the dismantling of retired nuclear weapons and the maintenance of the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile. Pantex, which is operated by DOE’s Office of Defense Programs, is the only facility in the United States that performs these operations.
Throughout the course of its operations, the potential for beryllium exposure existed at this site, due to beryllium use, residual contamination, and decontamination activities.
Uranium Mill in Falls City
This uranium mill was operated from 191 to 1973 and then some processing of the tailings was performed between 1978 and 1982. These milling operations are covered under the auspices of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act and are not separately covered under EEOICPA. However, DOE environmental remediation contractors performed remediation under the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act (Public Law 95-604) at the Uranium Mill in Falls City from January 1992 through June 1994. DOE and DOE contractor employees who performed this remediation are covered under EEOICPA.