SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: Dying for Answers
CONGRESSMAN JOE WILSON - Aiken/Barnwell Office
1930 University Parkway, Suite 1600
Aiken, SC 29801
phone: (803) 642-6416
fax: (803) 642-6418
***Please note: While Congressman Wilson's staff members can help you with your claim, they cannot accept, file, or process one for you. They can, however, review them and make inquires on your behalf.
OMBUDSMAN MALCOLM NELSON
Call toll-free at 1-877-OMBUDME or 1-877-662-8363.
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20210
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR:
List of Contact Phone Numbers
DOL DEEOIC Central Mail Room
PO BOX 8306
London, KY 40742-8306
Request Reasonable Accommodation: (303) 462-6401
The Savannah River Site is on a list of qualified places for Special Exposure Cohort Employees (SEC)
The SEC allows eligible claimants to be compensated without the completion of a NIOSH radiation dose reconstruction or determination of the probability of causation. To qualify for compensation as a member of an SEC class, a covered employee must have at least one of the 22 specified cancers and worked for a specified period of time at one of the SEC work sites.
22 Specified cancers/illnesses
These employees or their survivors, from any of the above listed facilities, are eligible for benefits if, after beginning covered employment, they contracted one or more of the following specified cancers:
a. Leukemia. [Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is excluded]. The onset is to have occurred at least two years after initial exposure at any covered facility during a covered time period.
b. Primary or Secondary Lung Cancer. (In situ lung cancer that is discovered during or after a post-mortem exam is excluded.)
c. Primary or Secondary Bone Cancer. This includes myelodysplastic syndrome, myelofibrosis with myeloid metaplasia, essential thrombocytosis or essential thrombocythemia, and primary polycythemia vera (also called polycythemia rubra vera, P. vera, primary polycythemia, proliferative polycythemia, spent-phase polycythemia, or primary erythremia). (Note: Cancer of the hard palate is not bone cancer.)
d. Primary or Secondary Renal Cancers.
e. Other Diseases. For the following diseases, onset must have been at least five years after initial exposure at any covered facility during a covered time period:
(1) Multiple myeloma
(2) Lymphomas (other than Hodgkin’s disease). Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia is considered to be a type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
3. Primary cancer of the:
(b) Male or female breast;
(e) Pharynx – The pharynx has 3 parts - nasopharynx, oropharynx and hypopharynx. (The oropharynx includes the soft palate, the base of the tongue, and the tonsils);
(f) Small intestine;
(h) Bile ducts (includes Ampulla of Vater, a/k/a hepatopancreatic ampulla);
(j) Salivary gland;
(k) Urinary bladder;
(l) Brain (malignancies only).
(m) Colon (includes rectum and appendix);
(o) Liver (except if cirrhosis or hepatitis B is indicated)