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Beryllium Testing Vendor Populations

When former employees at 25 closed U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) beryllium vendor companies needed an entity to provide medical screening and tests related to their beryllium exposure, the agency chose the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to manage the program.

ORISE administers a brief health questionnaire and a blood test known as the beryllium lymphocyte proliferation test (BeLPT) to determine if a worker has been sensitized to the light metal or if he or she needs to be evaluated further for chronic beryllium disease (CBD).

If a worker has at least one abnormal BeLPT, he or she is referred for further evaluation through the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program, which is administered by the U.S. Department of Labor.

DOE Beryllium Vendor Companies that Closed:

  • American Beryllium Company (Bradenton, Fla.)
  • Atomics International (all locations)
  • Nuclear Metals, Inc. (all locations)
  • Beryllium Corporation of America (all locations)
  • Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation (all locations)
  • Connecticut Aircraft Nuclear Engine Laboratory (Middletown, Conn.)
  • Machlett Laboratories (Springdale, Conn.)
  • Gerity-Michigan Corporation (Adrian, Mich.)
  • Revere Copper and Brass (Detroit, Mich.)
  • Speedring Systems, Inc. (Detroit, Mich.)
  • Wolverine Tube Division (Detroit, Mich.)
  • National Beryllia (Haskell, N.J.)
  • U.S. Pipe and Foundry (Burlington, N.J.)
  • United Lead Co. (Middlesex, N.J.)
  • General Astrometals (Yonkers, N.Y.)
  • Radium Chemical Company (New York, N.Y.)
  • Sylvania Corning Nuclear Corporation - Bayside Lab (Bayside, N.Y.)
  • Beryllium Metals and Chemical Corporation (Bessemer City, N.C.)
  • Clifton Products Company (Painesville, Ohio)
  • Aeroprojects, Inc. (Westchester, Pa.)
  • Foote Mineral Company (East Whiteland Twp, Pa.)
  • McDanel Refractory Company (Beaver Falls, Pa.)
  • Vitro Manufacturing (Canonsburg, Pa.)
  • Vitro Corporation of America (Oak Ridge, Tenn.)

Testing Beryllium Vendor Populations

For more information, contact:

ORISE Beryllium Testing Laboratory
Work: 865.576.3115

Toll-Free Numbers for Workers

  • Beryllium Vendor Screening Program: 1.866.219.3442
  • Beryllium Medical Surveillance Program: 1.866.219.3442

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