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Sandia Nuclear Site

Sandia National Laboratories is one of the three main nuclear weapons laboratories in the National Nuclear Administration’s nuclear weapons complex, along with Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos. Located in New Mexico, Sandia began as the “Z” Division of Los Alamos in 1945. In 1949, Sandia became its own lab and became known as Sandia Laboratory, named after the nearby Sandia Mountains.

Sandia Laboratory was involved in the construction of nuclear weapons in the 1940s and played a major role in developing nuclear stockpiles in the 1950s. The team at Sandia participated in numerous nuclear field tests. Sandia Laboratory is considered one of the most important facilities that contributed to the nuclear dominance of the US in through World War II and the Cold War.

If you worked at Sandia Laboratories and you developed illnesses, cancer or other diseases that you think are related to your time spent at the facility, you may be able to get compensation and free medical care. Please contact us at Twilight Health to learn more about your opportunities for compensation.

Sandia National Laboratories Benefits

Due to its prominence in the development of nuclear weapons in the 20th century, there are a considerable number of Sandia employees who are eligible for EEOICPA benefits. In fact, the EEOICPA program has paid out hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation to Sandia employees over the years. As of December of 2017, the compensation levels were:

  • Part B Compensation: $171,431,250
  • Part E Compensation (Includes Survivor, Lump Sum, Wage Loss & Impairment): $96,117,367
  • Medical Benefits: $47,228,850

You may be able to benefit from the EEOICPA if you worked at Sandia. Please get in touch with us at Twilight Health to find out more.

Sandia National Laboratories—The Facility

The Sandia National Laboratories is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The campus covers 8,699 acres.

The facility began as four main groups, each focused on a different area of nuclear weapon development. The engineering group created mechanical models of weapons, while the mechanical test group tested electronic components. The military liaison group trained in the assembly of weapons, created manuals on how to operate weapons and created handling equipment. The last group was the field test group, who took completed weapon models and tested them at the Salton Sea, CA.

Later Sandia would become more complex, eventually expanding beyond pure weapons research and manufacture into other areas of nuclear research.

Compensation for Workers at Sandia

The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act, or EEOICPA, was created for workers like those at Sandia who were involved in nuclear weapons and nuclear research work with the Department of Energy and other related employers. Many of these workers, including many at Sandia, wound up with illnesses and diseases related to their work at the facility. They unknowingly exposed themselves to harmful radiation, chemicals and other substances that lead to cancers and other illnesses. The EEOICPA was designed to cover the medical care needs of these workers.

Sandia nuclear and uranium workers that developed cancer or other diseases covered by the EEOICPA can apply for benefits. If benefits are awarded, it is possible to get free medical care for all the treatments necessary based on the diseases resulting from work at Sandia.

Twilight Health specializes in providing health care services to Sandia workers and all workers who qualify for EEOICPA benefits. We offer a wide range of services designed to help nuclear and uranium workers enjoy the best health they can, minimizing pain and discomfort, and helping family members by providing support services.

If you or your loved one worked at Sandia and has cancer, you may be able to get free care from us at Twilight Health. Contact us to discuss your options.

How Sandia Workers Can Qualify for Benefits

Sandia workers who got cancer or other diseases related to their time spent working at the facility should be able to get benefits through the EEOICPA. Our team at Twilight Health can help you with the application process. Please contact us today to get started on your application!


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