Battelle King Avenue
Between 1943 and 1986, Battelle Memorial Institute (Battelle) performed atomic energy research and development for the Department of Energy and its predecessor agencies at its two Columbus laboratory facilities, King Avenue and West Jefferson. As part of the government's fuel and target fabrication program, Battelle participated in nuclear research activities that included fabrication of uranium and fuel elements; reactor development; submarine propulsion; fuel reprocessing; and safety studies of reactor vessels and piping.
The following activities were performed at the King Avenue location: processing and machining enriched, natural, and depleted uranium and thorium; fabricating fuel elements; analyzing radiochemicals; and studying power metallurgy. Beryllium work was conducted from 1947 until at least, 1961.
Battelle Laboratories King Avenue is classified as a Be, AWE
and DOE site so workers are eligible for both Part B and
Part E compensation.
Battelle Laboratories King Avenue is classified as a Be, AWE and DOE site so workers are eligible for both Part B and Part E compensation.
Construction workers from Battelle Labs King Avenue are eligible for free medical screening through the Former Workers' Medical Screening Program. DOE's Environmental Management has a webpage on the Columbus Battelle Labs.
DOL lists Part B and Part E statistics for Battelle Labs King Avenue site as well as exposure information in its Battelle Labs King Avenue Site Exposure Matrix.
NIOSH has developed a Site Profile for Battelle Labs King Ave. To date no Special Exposure Cohort has been filed with NIOSH.
Battelle Labs King Ave. Documents