In February 2005, DOE expanded the beryllium screening program to include former employees of defunct DOE beryllium vendors who were employed with these companies while they performed work for DOE. This change was made to ensure that workers who no longer have an employer to turn to for beryllium disease testing could receive this important screening. DOE will offer these individuals a blood test at no cost to check for beryllium sensitization. DOE will pay for both the costs of drawing the blood and the analysis of the blood.

If a screened individual receives an abnormal test for beryllium sensitization, they can receive medical monitoring for beryllium disease through DOL's EEOICP.

Former workers interested in medical screening can contact the Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education at 1-866-219-3442.

DOE beryllium vendor companies that are no longer in business:

  • American Beryllium Company (Bradenton, FL);
  • Atomics International (all locations);
  • Nuclear Metals, Inc. (all locations);
  • Beryllium Corporation of America (all locations);
  • Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation (NUMEC) (all locations);
  • Connecticut Aircraft Nuclear Engine Laboratory (Middletown, CT);
  • Machlett Laboratories (Springdale, CT);
  • Gerity-Michigan Corporation (Adrian, MI);
  • Revere Copper and Brass (Detroit, MI);
  • Wolverine Tube Division (Detroit, MI);
  • National Beryllia (Haskell, NJ);
  • U.S. Pipe and Foundry (Burlington, NJ);
  • United Lead Co. (Middlesex, NJ);
  • General Astrometals (Yonkers, NY);
  • Radium Chemical Company (New York, NY);
  • Sylvania Corning Nuclear Corporation - Bayside Lab (Bayside, NY);
  • Beryllium Metals and Chemical Corporation (BERMET) (Bessemer City, NC);
  • Clifton Products Company (Painesville, OH);
  • 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, TN)
  • City Tool & Die Manufacturing (Santa Clara, CA)


Lokie Harmond, Program Manager