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Built in 1951, Rocky Flats was a manufacturing complex that produced nuclear weapons parts, namely plutonium and uranium. From 1952 to 1989, the site’s primary operation was to fabricate the “pit” that contains the heavy metals and acts as a nuclear warhead’s trigger device. These “pits” were then shipped to other sites for weapon assembly.
Another function of Rocky Flats manufacturing plant was to recycle plutonium from scrap and retired nuclear warheads. Along with this recycling, production activities included component fabrication and assembly, metalworking, chemical recovery and purification of plutonium, and quality control. Research was conducted in the fields of nuclear safety, materials technology, metallurgy, physics, and chemistry.
The history of Rocky Flats took a turn in 1989, when EPA and FBI agents raided the facility. Many of the site’s activities were suspended after a safety review shut down plutonium operations. That same year, Rocky Flats was placed on the Superfund National Priorities List. Cleanup began in the early 1990s, and the plant was formally shut down in 1992. The site is now dedicated to environmental cleanup and restoration, and part of it is designated as the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge.
Over the course of its 37 years in operation, the potential for exposure to various radioactive and hazardous materials existed at Rocky Flats. In 2013, workers were designated as a “Special Exposure Cohort” and became eligible for benefits through the U.S. Department of Labor.
On December 12, 2013, the Secretary of HHS designated the following class for addition to the SEC in a report to Congress:
“All employees of the Department of Energy, its predecessor agencies, and their contractors and subcontractors who worked at the Rocky Flats Plant in Golden, Colorado, from April 1, 1952, through December 31, 1983, for a number of work days aggregating at least 250 work days, occurring either solely under this employment or in combination with work days within the parameters established for one or more other classes of employees included in the Special Exposure Cohort.” – EEOICPA Circular, 14-04
For laborers in this Special Exposure Cohort, you are entitled to up to $400,000 in healthcare benefits. Trusted Ally is here to help you utilize your benefits and fulfil your in-home care.
Let us be your Ally in getting all the benefits you’ve earned. We work with the very best advocates in the country who collectively have spent the last twenty years fighting for workers to receive the maximum compensation available to them.