05 Jul Did you or someone you know work at Rocky Flats?

Former Rocky Flats workers and surviving family members may qualify for compensation up to $400,000 and/or medical benefits. 

Join Atomic Resource Coalition for a FREE resource fair regarding benefits under the Department of Labor’s Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). Lunch, BINGO, and giveaways will also be included!

What can ARC do for me?

  • Help file new/refile denied RECA and EEOICPA claims
  • Help gather medical and employment records for claims
  • Provide medical screening and/or impairment rating reminders
  • Provide guidance for medical expense and wage loss reimbursement
  • Deliver updates about the RECA/EEOICPA

As a non-profit organization, all of ARC’s services are provided at NO COST.
For more information or claim assistance over the phone, contact us at 844-686-8355

Thursday, July 26
Northwest Church of Christ
5255 W. 98th Ave
Westminster, CO 80020


Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act

Part B of the Act covers those who worked for the Department of Energy, an Atomic Weapons Employer or Beryllium Vendor, with radiation-induced cancers, beryllium disease or silicosis.

  • Worker – Medical benefits for covered condition and payment of $150,000
  • Survivor – Payment of $150,000

Part E of the Act covers Department of Energy contractor or subcontractor workers for occupationally induced illnesses caused by toxic substances.

  • Worker – Medical benefits for covered condition and impairment payment up to $250,000
  • Survivor – Base compensation of $125,000 to $175,000 (dependent on wage loss) 

Radiation Exposure Compensation Act

RECA provides lump sum compensation awards for individuals who contracted specified diseases in three defined populations:

  • Uranium miners, millers and ore transporters – $100,000
  • “Onsite participants” at atmospheric nuclear weapons tests – $75,000
  • Individuals who lived downwind of the Nevada Test Site (“downwinders”) – $50,000


Rocky Flats Site. Aerial photograph taken prior to final cleanup.
Source: Federal Government of the United States – Rocky Flats Site Fact Sheet, June 2007 version

  • Loretta Marie Lenhardt-Blasier
    Posted at 11:20h, 17 July Reply

    I worked in the medical clinic for a few months. Can’t remember the time or dates.

  • Julie Alaine Mote
    Posted at 18:27h, 17 July Reply

    I live down when from Rocky Flats for 7 years I have unexplained illness and a Mass on my adrenal gland

  • Brian Maes
    Posted at 01:26h, 18 July Reply

    Hello my Father worked for Rocky Flats for 17 yrs. he passed away at 55 of Clinical term Congestive Heart failure. But he had a Burning Rash for at least the last 10 yrs of his employment at Rocky Flats. He went to Dr. after Dr. Dermatoligist Specialists.. and no one could find a cure for him. . I think he was exposed. and only one Dr. at the Longmont Clinic said it was more than likely he was Exposed to Radiation of some kind. But my Dad started getting to Sick to get any further. tests. His heart gave out. Granted He had heart problems in the past. But the exposure he was infected and exposed. to some kind of chemical scabbing ,Leading to a early Death. for him.

  • Robert W. Dunlap
    Posted at 18:58h, 18 July Reply

    Would like more information. Unable to attend this meeting.

    • Atomic Resource Coalition
      Posted at 09:28h, 12 October Reply

      Hi Robert,

      Thank you for your comment. We would be happy to provide you with more information. Please give us a call sometime at 844-686-8355.

  • Barbara Hoskinson
    Posted at 22:33h, 18 July Reply

    My father worked there and died from Pancreatic cancer, my daughter and I are both down winders with thyroid cancer.

  • Lisa Brodie
    Posted at 12:24h, 19 July Reply

    My father and mother retired from Rocky Flats and I worked there in my early twenties.

  • Karl E Scott
    Posted at 20:40h, 19 July Reply

    I worked there 1977 to 94. My health so far is stable. Please send info for the event.

  • Linda Paulsen
    Posted at 09:18h, 21 July Reply

    I worked at Rocky Flats.

    • Atomic Resource Coalition
      Posted at 09:30h, 12 October Reply

      Hi Linda,

      Thank you for your comment. We’d like to hear more about your employment at Rocky Flats and discuss potentially filing for benefits under the Department of Labor’s EEOICPA. Please contact us at 844-686-8355.

  • A Gonzales
    Posted at 00:44h, 22 July Reply

    Part E under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act it states it covers Department of Energy contractor or subcontractor workers for occupationally induced illnesses caused by toxic substances.

    My father worked for Rocky Flats/Kaiser hill in Golden and suffers lots of neurological issues, had a stroke (unknown cause), constantly suffers from headaches and is always dizzy. I believe it’s from toxic exposure. In fact he literally become exposed where they had to strip him naked, quarantined him and then scrubbed him down . Would he qualify for benefits?

  • Bonita K Wright
    Posted at 09:27h, 22 July Reply

    I am looking for anyone that knew Harold “Whitey” Watkins in the late 1950’s and 1960’s. He died of pancreatic cancer in 1978. He also had a strange rash on his leg that none of the doctors could figure out how to treat. The worst thing was in 1961 or 62 when he was welding in one of the silo’s and had a blast of steam hit him and another welder. They both lost ALL hair that never came back. All exposed hair was on head, eyebrows, eyelashes, nose hair even the V in his t-shirt. The next was when a very large concrete door on one of silos slammed shut on a metal door being welded killing several workers. All of this is being denied..

    • Atomic Resource Coalition
      Posted at 09:52h, 12 October Reply

      Hi Bonita,

      We are terribly sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. If you are in contact with his family they may qualify for survivor benefits. If so, please have them contact us sometime at 844-686-8355.

  • Sean Ford
    Posted at 23:29h, 22 July Reply

    I worked on the clean up for a sub contractor!

  • Howard H Anderson
    Posted at 22:37h, 23 July Reply

    My sister worked at Rocky flats for several years. She had a sore on her ear that wouldn’t go away. She died of cancer.

  • Chris Johnson
    Posted at 19:55h, 25 July Reply

    I worked there in the early 90’s for 3 years in the building services department working in buildings 123, 881, windsite, waste plant, and other buildings that I cleaned.
    My father worked there for 32 years and is being diagnosed with Beryllium disease and sorcoidosis. I don’t know if it applies to me or not but I am interested to find out.

  • Chris Johnson
    Posted at 16:49h, 08 September Reply

    I worked in building 881 for data entry and documentation, and in multiple buildings with building services like 122, 123, waste treatment plant, and others for about 3 years.

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