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The New Mexico Radiological and Chemical Advocacy Office was established in 2007 and is the only one of its kind in the nation. Our office assists nuclear workers who have become ill as a result of occupational exposures received while working for contractors or subcontractors of Department of Energy (DOE) facilities or in the uranium mining industry throughout New Mexico to receive compensation and/or medical benefits.

New Mexico is home to numerous DOE facilities and uranium mines. We have assisted thousands of workers have filed for consideration of benefits through the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Act (EEOICP).

Workers who suffer from cancer, asbestosis, beryllium disease and other occupational illnesses may be entitled to benefits. Our staff is dedicated to our clients and strives to provide excellent customer service in working to resolve any issues encountered by the claimant.

We are in frequent communication with representatives of DOE, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, and congressional and legislative leaders in an effort to resolve claimant concerns.

If you worked at any of these facilities or locations and believe you may be ill because of workplace exposures to radioactive materials, you may be eligible for benefits:

  • Accurate Machine Tool
  • Albuquerque Operations Office
  • Chupadera Mesa
  • Hanger 481
  • Kirtland Operations Office
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute
  • Ore Buying Station at Grants, N.M.
  • Ore Buying Station at Shiprock
  • Project Gasbuggy Nuclear Explosion Site
  • Project Gnome Nuclear Explosion Site
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • South Albuquerque Works
  • Trinity Nuclear Explosion Site
  • Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)

Contact the Office for more information.

Contact us

RCB Main Phone Number: 505-476-8600

Contact information for Radiation Control Bureau staff is available here.

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