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The Department of Energy List

On January 10, 2000, the Department of Energy released to the public the following long list of sites that were related to the production of nuclear weapons or reactors. The release of this list satisfied the requirements of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Act of 2000. The list covers three types of facilities:

  • Privately-owned facilities and plants where atomic weapons employees processed, produced, or handled materials for nuclear weapons (coded as "AWE").

  • Department of Energy facilities, including those operated by private contractors (coded as "DOE").

  • Privately-owned companies that processed, produced, or handled beryllium for the Department of Energy or its predecessors (coded as "BE").

Facility Name, Location, Type


Southern Research Institute, Sylacauga, AWE

Speed Ring Experimental & Tool Co., Culman, BE

Tennessee Valley Authority, Muscle Shoals, AWE


Nuclear Test Site, Amchitka Island, DOE

Project Chariot Site, Cape Thompson, DOE


Arthur D. Little Co., San Francisco, AWE

Atomics International, Canoga Park, BE

Burris Park Field Station, Kingsburg, AWE

Ceradyne, Inc., Santa Ana, BE

Dow Chemical Co., Walnut Creek, AWE

Electro Circuits, Inc., Pasadena, AWE

Energy Technology Eng. Center, Santa Susana, DOE

General Atomics, La Jolla, DOE/BE/AWE

General Electric Vallecitos, Pleasanton, AWE

Hunter Douglas Aluminum Corp., Riverside, AWE

Energy-Related Health Research Lab, Davis, DOE

Biomedical & Environ. Sciences Lab, Los Angeles, DOE

Radiobiology & Environ. Health Lab, San Francisco, DOE

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Berkeley, DOE

Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Livermore, DOE

Sandia Laboratory, Salton Sea Base, Imperial County, DOE

Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, DOE

Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Palo Alto, DOE

Stauffer Metals, Inc., Richmond, AWE

University of California, Berkeley, DOE/AWE


Coors Porcelain, Golden, BE

Project Rio Blanco Nuclear Test Site, Rifle, DOE

Project Rulison Nuclear Test Site, Grand Valley, DOE

Rocky Flats Plant, Golden, DOE

Shattuck Chemical, Denver, AWE

University of Denver Research Inst., Denver, AWE/BE


American Chain and Cable Co., Bridgeport, AWE

Anaconda Co., Waterbury, AWE

Bridgeport Brass Co., Havens Lab, Bridgeport, AWE

Combustion Engineering, Windsor, AWE/DOE

Conn. Aircraft Nuclear Engine Lab, Middletown, BE/DOE

Dorr Corp., Stamford, AWE

Fenn Machinery Co., Hartford, AWE

New England Lime Co., Canaan, AWE

Seymour Specialty Wire, Seymour, AWE/DOE

Sperry Products, Inc., Danbury, AWE

Torrington Co., Torrington, AWE


Allied Chemical and Dye Corp., North Claymont, AWE

District of Columbia

National Bureau of Standards, Washington, AWE

D.C. Naval Research Lab, Washington, AWE/DOE


American Beryllium Co., Sarasota, BE

Armour Fertilizer Works, Bartow, AWE

C.F. Industries, Inc., Bartow, AWE

Gardinier, Inc., Tampa, AWE

International Minerals and Chemical, Mulberry, AWE

Pinellas Plant, Clearwater, DOE

University of Florida, Gainesville, AWE

Virginia-Carolina Chemical Corp., Nichols, AWE

W.R. Grace, Ag & Chem Div., Ridgewood, AWE


Argonne National Lab--West, Scoville, DOE

Idaho National Engineering Lab, Scoville, DOE


Allied Chemical Corp., Metropolis, AWE

American Machine and Metals, East Moline, AWE

Argonne National Lab--East, Argonne, DOE

Armour Research Foundation, Chicago, AWE

Blockson Chemical, Joliet, AWE

C-B Tool Products Co., Chicago, AWE

Crane Co., Chicago, AWE

ERA Tool and Engineering Co., Chicago, AWE

Fansteel Metallurgical Corp., North Chicago, BE

Fermi National Accelerator Lab, Batavia, DOE

Granite City Steel, Granite City, AWE/DOE

Great Lakes Carbon Corp., Chicago, AWE

GSA 39th Street Warehouse, Chicago, AWE

International Register, Chicago, AWE

Kaiser Aluminum Corp., Dalton, AWE

Lindsay Light and Chemical Co., West Chicago, AWE

Madison Site (Speculite), Madison, AWE/DOE

Midwest Manufacturing Co., Galesbury, AWE

Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, AWE

National Guard Armory, Chicago, AWE/DOE

Podbeliniac Corp., Chicago, AWE

Precision Extrusion Co., Bensenville, AWE

Quality Hardware and Machine Co., Chicago, AWE

R. Krasburg & Sons Manufacturing, Chicago, AWE

Sciaky Brothers, Inc., Chicago, AWE

Swenson Evaporator Co., Harvey, AWE

University of Chicago, Chicago, AWE/DOE

W.E. Pratt Manufacturing Co., Joliet, AWE

Wycoff Drawn Steel Co., Chicago, AWE


American Bearing Corp., Indianapolis, AWE

Dana Heavy Water Plant, Dana, DOE

General Electric Plant, Shelbyville, AWE

Joslyn Manufacturing and Supply Co., Ft. Wayne, AWE

Purdue University Van der Graaf Lab, Lafayette, AWE

Washrite, Indianapolis, AWE


Ames Laboratory, Ames, DOE

Iowa Ordnance Plant, Burlington, DOE

Titus Metals, Waterloo, AWE


Spencer Chemical, Jayhawks Works, Pittsburg, AWE


Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, Paducah, DOE

Marshall Islands

Eniwetok Test Site, Marshall Islands, DOE


Armco-Rustless Iron & Steel, Baltimore, AWE

W.R. Grace and Company, Curtis Bay, AWE/DOE


American Potash & Chemical, West Hanover, AWE

C.G. Sargent & Sons, Graniteville, AWE

Chapman Valve, Indian Orchard, AWE/DOE

Edgerton, Germeshausen & Grier, Inc., Boston, AWE

Fenwal, Inc., Ashland, AWE

Franklin Institute, Boston, BE

Heald Machine Co., Worcester, AWE

La Pointe Machine and Tool Co., Hudson, AWE

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, AWE/BE
Metals and Controls Corp., Attleboro, AWE

National Research Corp., Cambridge, AWE

Norton Co., Worcester, AWE/BE

Nuclear Metals, Inc., Concord, AWE/BE

Reed Rolled Thread Co., Worcester, AWE

Shpack Landfill, Norton, AWE/DOE

Ventron Corporation, Beverly, AWE/DOE

Winchester Engineering & Analytical, Winchester, DOE

Woburn Landfill, Woburn, AWE

Wyman Gordon Inc., Grayton, N. Grafton, BE


AC Spark Plug, Flint, BE

Baker-Perkins Co., Saginaw, AWE

Carboloy Co., Detroit, AWE

Extruded Metals Co., Grand Rapids, AWE

General Motors, Adrian, AWE/DOE

Gerity-Michigan Corp., Adrian, BE

Mitts & Merrel Co., Saginaw, AWE

Oliver Corp., Battle Creek, AWE

Revere Copper and Brass, Detroit, AWE/BE

Speed Ring Experimental & Tool Co., Detroit, BE

Star Cutter Corp., Farmington, AWE

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, AWE

Wolverine Tube Division, Detroit, AWE


Elk River Reactor, Elk River, DOE


Salmon Nuclear Test Site, Hattiesburg, DOE


Kansas City Plant, Kansas City, DOE

Latty Avenue Properties, Hazelwood, AWE/DOE

Mallinckrodt Chemical, Destrehan St., St. Louis, AWE/DOE

Medart Co., St. Louis, AWE

Roger Iron Co., Joplin, AWE

Spencer Chemical Co., Kansas City, AWE

St. Louis Airport Site, St. Louis, AWE/DOE

Tyson Valley Powder Farm, St. Louis, AWE

United Nuclear Corp., Hematite, AWE

Weldon Spring Plant, Weldon Spring, DOE


Hallam Sodium Graphite Reactor, Hallam, DOE


Nevada Test Site, Mercury, DOE

Project Faultless Nuclear Test Site, Central NV, DOE

Project Shoal Nuclear Test Site, Fallon, DOE

Site Characterization Project, Yucca Mountain, DOE

New Jersey

Aluminum Co. of America (Alcoa), Garwood, AWE

American Peddinghaus Corp., Moonachie, AWE

Baker and Williams Co., Newark, AWE

Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill, AWE

Bloomfield Tool Co., Bloomfield, AWE

Bowen Lab, North Branch, AWE

Callite Tungsten Co., Union City, AWE

Chemical Construction Co., Linden, AWE

DuPont Deepwater Works, Deepwater, AWE/DOE

International Nickel, Bayonne Labs, Bayonne, AWE

J.T. Baker Chemical Co., Phillipsburg, AWE

Kellex/Pierpont, Jersey City, AWE/DOE

Maywood Chemical Works, Maywood, AWE/DOE

Middlesex Municipal Landfill, Middlesex, AWE/DOE

Middlesex Sampling Plant, Middlesex, DOE

National Beryllia, Haskell, BE

New Brunswick Laboratory, New Brunswick , DOE

Picatinny Arsenal, Dover, AWE

Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, Princeton, DOE

Rare Earths/W.R. Grace, Wayne, AWE/DOE

Standard Oil Development Co., Linden, AWE

Tube Reducing Co., Wallington, AWE

U.S. Pipe and Foundry, Burlington, BE

United Lead Co., Middlesex, AWE

Vitro Corp. of America, West Orange, AWE

Westinghouse Electric Corp., Bloomfield, AWE

Wykoff Steel Co., Newark, AWE

New Mexico

Chupadera Mesa, Chupadera Mesa, DOE

Los Alamos Medical Center, Los Alamos, DOE

Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos, DOE

Lovelace Respiratory Research Lab, Albuquerque, DOE

Gasbuggy Nuclear Test Site, Farmington, DOE

Gnome Nuclear Test Site, Carlsbad, DOE

Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, DOE

South Albuquerque Works, Albuquerque, DOE

Trinity Nuclear Test Site, White Sands (missile range), DOE

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, Carlsbad, DOE

New York

Allegheny-Ludlum Steel, Watervliet, AWE

American Machine and Foundry, Brooklyn, AWE

Ashland Oil, Tonawanda, AWE/DOE

Baker and Williams Warehouses, New York, AWE/DOE

Bethlehem Steel, Lackawanna, AWE

Bliss & Laughlin Steel, Buffalo, AWE/DOE

Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, DOE

Burns & Roe, Inc., Maspeth, BE

Colonie Site (National Lead), Colonie, AWE/DOE

Columbia University, New York City, AWE/DOE

Electro Metallurgical, Niagara Falls, AWE

General Astrometals, Yonkers, BE

Hooker Electrochemical, Niagara Falls, AWE

International Rare Metals Refinery, Mt. Kisko, AWE

Ithaca Gun Co., Ithaca, AWE

Lake Ontario Ordnance Works, Niagara Falls, DOE

Ledoux and Co., New York, AWE

Linde Air Products, Buffalo, AWE

Linde Ceramics Plant, Tonawanda, AWE/DOE

New York University, New York, AWE

Peek Street Facility, Schenectady, DOE

Radium Chemical Co., New York, AWE

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, AWE

Sacandaga Facility, Glenville, DOE

Seaway Industrial Park, Tonawanda, AWE/DOE

Seneca Army Depot, Romulus, AWE

Separations Process Unit (Knolls Lab), Schenectady, DOE

Simonds Saw and Steel Co., Lockport, AWE

Staten Island Warehouse, New York, AWE

Sylvania Corning Nuclear Corp., Hicksville, AWE/DOE

Sylvania Products Corp., Bayside, AWE/BE

Titanium Alloys Manufacturing, Niagara Falls, AWE

Trudeau Foundation, Saranac Lake, BE

University of Rochester Medical Lab, Rochester, AWE/DOE

Utica St. Warehouse, Buffalo, AWE

West Valley Demonstration Project, West Valley, DOE

North Carolina

Beryllium Metals and Chemical Corp., Bessemer City, BE

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, BE


Air Force Plant 36, Evandale, AWE

Ajax Magnathermic Corp., Youngstown, AWE

Alba Craft, Oxford, AWE/DOE

Assoc. Aircraft Tool & Manufacturing, Fairfield, AWE/DOE

B & T Metals, Columbus, AWE/DOE

Baker Brothers, Toledo, AWE

Battelle Columbus Laboratories, Columbus, AWE

Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, AWE/BE/DOE

Beryllium Production Plant (Brush), Luckey, BE/DOE

Brush Beryllium Co., Elmore, AWE/BE

Brush Beryllium Co., Cleveland, AWE/BE

Brush Beryllium Co., Lorain, AWE/BE

Cincinnati Milling Machine Co., Cincinnati, AWE

Clifton Products Co., Clifton, BE

Clifton Products Co., Painesville, BE

Copperweld Steel, Warren, AWE

DuPont-Grasselli Research Lab, Cleveland, AWE

Extrusion Plant, Ashtabula, DOE

Feed Materials Production Center, Fernald, DOE

General Electric Company/Evendale, Cincinnati, AWE/BE/DOE
Gruen Watch, Norwood, AWE

Harshaw Chemical Co., Cleveland, AWE

Herring-Hall Marvin Safe Co., Hamilton, AWE/DOE

Horizons, Inc., Cleveland, AWE

Kettering Lab, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati , BE

Magnus Brass Co., Cincinnati, AWE

McKinney Tool and Manufacturing Co., Cleveland, AWE

Mitchell Steel Co., Cincinnati, AWE

Monsanto Chemical Co., Dayton, AWE

Mound Plant, Miamisburg, DOE

Painesville Site (Diamond Magnesium), Painesville, AWE/DOE

Piqua Organic Moderated Reactor, Piqua, DOE

Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant, Piketon, DOE

R.W. Leblond Machine Tool Co., Cincinnati, AWE

Tech-Art, Inc., Milford, AWE

Tocco Induction Heating Div., Cleveland, AWE

Vulcan Tool Co., Dayton, AWE


Kerr-McGee, Guthrie, AWE


Albany Research Center, Albany, AWE/DOE

Wah Chang, Albany, AWE


Aeroprojects, Inc., West Chester, AWE

Aliquippa Forge, Aliquippa, AWE/DOE

Aluminum Co. of America (Alcoa), New Kensington, AWE

Babcock & Wilcox, Parks Township, AWE

Beryllium Corp. of America, Hazleton, BE

Beryllium Corp. of America, Reading, BE

Birdsboro Steel & Foundry, Birdsboro, AWE

C.H. Schnoor, Springdale, AWE/DOE

Carnegie Mellon Cyclotron Facility, Saxonburg, AWE

Carpenter Steel Co., Reading, AWE

Chambersburg Engineering Co., Chambersburg, AWE

Foote Mineral Co. East, Whiteland Twp., AWE

Frankford Arsenal, Philadelphia, AWE

Heppenstall Co., Pittsburgh, AWE

Jessop Steel Co., Washington, AWE

Koppers Co., Inc., Pittsburgh, AWE

Landis Machine Tool Co., Waynesboro, AWE

McDaniel Refractory Co., Beaver Falls, BE

Nuclear Materials & Equipment Corp., Apollo, AWE/BE

Penn Salt Co., Philadelphia, AWE

Philadelphia Naval Yard, Philadelphia, AWE

Shippingport Atomic Power Plant, Shippingport, DOE

Superior Steel Co., Carnegie, AWE

U.S. Steel Co., National Tube Division, McKeesport, AWE

Vitro Manufacturing, Canonsburg, AWE/BE

Westinghouse Atomic Power Plant, East Pittsburgh, AWE

Puerto Rico

Bonus Reactor Plant, Punta Higuera, DOE

Puerto Rico Nuclear Center, Mayaguez, DOE

Rhode Island

C.I. Hayes, Inc., Cranston, AWE

South Carolina

Savannah River Site, Aiken, DOE


Clarksville Facility, Clarksville, DOE

Oak Ridge K-25 Gaseous Diffusion Plant, Oak Ridge, DOE

Oak Ridge Hospital, Oak Ridge, DOE

Oak Ridge Institute for Science Ed., Oak Ridge, DOE

Oak Ridge X-10 National Lab, Oak Ridge, DOE

Vitro Corp. of America, Chattanooga, AWE/BE

W.R. Grace, Erwin, AWE

Y-12 Plant, Oak Ridge, DOE


Amcot, Forth Worth, AWE

Mathieson Chemical, Pasadena, AWE

Medina Facility, San Antonio, DOE

Pantex Plant, Amarillo, DOE

Sutton, Steele and Steele Co., Dallas, AWE

Texas City Chemicals, Inc., Texas City, AWE


Babcock & Wilcox Co., Lynchburg, AWE

Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator, Newport News, DOE

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, AWE


Hanford, Richland, DOE

Pacific Northwest National Lab, Richland, DOE

West Virgina

Huntington Pilot Plant, Huntington, AWE/DOE


Allis-Chalmers Co., Milwaukee, AWE

Besley-Wells, South Beloit, AWE

LaCrosse Boiling Water Reactor, LaCrosse, DOE

Ladish Co., Cudahy, BE

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