Brochures and Fact Sheets
EEOICPA is complicated program and the information the agencies send to claimants is often in "legalize" rather than in plain English. EECAP is developing a set of brochures and facts sheets to help claimants understand the process. We hope that claimants, advocates, attorneys, and the agencies involved will find them useful.
Workers at the Dayton Project now covered under Part E
EECAP's investigation into the Dayton Project has paid off! On March 6, 2012 the final step was completed in designating the Dayton Project a DOE site. This means that all workers at Units 1, 3, and 4 are covered for both Part B and Part E so these workers are eligible to file claims for illnesses caused by chemicals as well as radiation. The Dayton Daily News reported on this on March 6. EECAP sent out a press release on the issue.
EECAP has generated a partial list of chemicals at the Dayton Project. This list is taken from DOE documents which prove the chemical was on site. Please contact EECAP for further information. We will be happy to supply you with copies of the documents to use in your claim. EECAP will also be supplying DOL with this list and copies of the documents within a short time. We will be adding to this list as time permits.
Is the Scioto Laboratory in Marion Ohio a AWE Site?
We don't know yet, but there are some indications that it may be. EECAP is researching documents to determine if Scioto Lab, which was owned by the AEC, qualifies as an AEC site under EEOICPA. Stay tuned for more information!
Mound Lab's 1959-1980 Special Exposure Cohort Issues
The criteria for the 1959-1980 Mound SEC is that workers need evidence that they had at least one tritium bioassay sample. In 2010 Department of Labor began approving claims only if a worker's name appeared on a list that NIOSH created from Mound tritium bioassay logbooks. If a claimant's name does not appear on the NIOSH list then the claim is not paid, even when other Mound documents verifying the tritium bioassay sample was done is provided. EECAP researched historical Mound documents and found evidence that Mound had several different ways of recording Mound tritium bioassay samples and provided this information to DOL on January 13, 2011. On March 8, 2011 EECAP sent an additional, more specific report to NIOSH and DOL. Neither NIOSH or DOL responded to EECAP's submissions but we have heard from claimants that they are accepting some other forms of proof.
NIOSH responded to an EECAP Freedom of Information Act request with letters between DOL DEEOIC Director Leiton and NIOSH DCAS Director Hinnefeld. Reading these letters helps explain how the confusion with the definition of the class happened.
Webpages for all EEOICPA facilities
In 2011 EECAP completed webpages for each of Ohio's covered facilities. Our goal is to set up a webpage for the different EEOICPA facilities that makes it easier to find information on specific facilities that are covered by EEOICPA. If you are interested in having your state or a specific facility done, please contact us. We will be happy to jump you site or state up in the queue for a small donation.
EECAP will continue to develop maps and other graphical interfaces to visual show EEOICPA information as time allows.
Tell Your Story!
EECAP is in the planning stage of a new project which will loan out small video cameras to advocates, nuclear weapons workers and their families so that the workers can tell their stories themselves. EECAP will then post these videos on the website.