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Virginia-Carolina Chemical Corp

Also Known As: Conser Dept. of Phillips Brothers Div.
Also Known As: Englehard Minerals and Chemical Corp
Also Known As: Socony Mobile Oil Co.
Also Known As: Virginia-Carolina Chemical Corp
State: Florida     Location: Nichols
Time Period: AWE 1952-1957; Residual Radiation 1958-1960    
Facility Type:   Atomic Weapons Employer   

Facility Description: The Virginia-Carolina Chemical Corporation produced uranium as a byproduct of the recovery of phosphate chemicals and fertilizers. The AEC contracted with the Virginia-Carolina Chemical Corp. for the recovery of the uranium, which was ultimately used in weapons production.

During the period of residual contamination, as designated by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and as noted in the dates above, employees of subsequent owners and operators of this facility are also covered under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act.