Health issues arising from chemical or radiation exposures can take years to develop.

That’s why we strongly urge former nuclear workers to consider signing up for a free medical screening program.

Free screening programs can identify health issues that otherwise wouldn’t be caught by general health screenings. They can also help detect health issues early.

The following screening programs are available:

The Worker Health Protection Program

The Worker Health Protection Program (WHPP) provides free medical screening for former and current workers at fourteen Department of Energy (DOE) sites across the country.

Visit the for more info.

  • Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Fernald Feed Materials Production Center
  • Mound Site
  • K-25 Gaseous Diffusion Plant
  • Lawrence Livermore national Laboratory
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Mound Site
  • Nevada Test Site
  • Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant
  • Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant
  • Idaho National Laboratory
  • Sandia/CA National Laboratory
  • Y-12 National Security Complex
  • Oak Ridge National laboratory

National Supplemental Screening Program (NSSP

NSSP covers for DOE employees, contractors, subcontractors and production workers. You can check your eligibility here: Am I eligible?

Visit for more info.

  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • Fermi Lab
  • Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
  • Hanford
  • Kansas City Plant
  • Pantex
  • Pinellas Plant
  • Rocky Flats Plant
  • Savannah River Site

Building Trades National Medical Screening Program

You may be eligible to participate in this program if:

You performed construction work (for either the prime contractor or subcontractors) at any time in the past at Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) or Department of Energy (DOE) sites associated with the research or production of nuclear weapons.


You think you may have been exposed to any health hazards, including radiation, beryllium, asbestos, silica, mercury, cadmium, nickel, lead, uranium, plutonium or other heavy metals, solvents or degreasers, or any other fumes, vapors or dusts, noise.


You or your doctor think you have had serious health problems as a result of your DOE work, including anyone who has or has had cancer, serious lung disease or any other serious illness that you think could be caused by toxic exposures or radiation.

More information can be found at

  • Amchitka Test Site, Amchitka Island, Alaska
  • Argonne National Laboratory – West, Scoville, Idaho
  • Ashtabula Reactive Metals Extrusion Plant, Ashtabula, Ohio
  • Battelle Laboratories – King Avenue, Columbus, Ohio
  • Battelle Laboratories – West Jefferson, Columbus, Ohio
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York
  • Brush – Luckey, Luckey, Ohio
  • Feed Materials Production Center \ Fernald Closure Project, Fernald, Ohio
  • GE Evendale, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Hanford Reservation, Richland, Washington
  • Huntington Pilot Plant, Huntington, West Virginia
  • Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL), Scoville, Idaho
  • Kansas City Plant, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Mallindkrodt Chemical Co, St Louis, Missouri
  • Mound Plant, Miamisburg, Ohio
  • National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Franklin, PA
  • Oak Ridge Reservation (K-25, X-10, Y-12), Oak Ridge, TN
  • Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, Paducah, Kentucky
  • Pinellas, Largo, Florida
  • Piqua, Piqua, Ohio
  • Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant, Piketon, Ohio
  • Rocky Flats Plant, Golden, Colorado
  • Savannah River Site, Aiken, South Carolina
  • Shippingport Atomic Power Plant, Shippingport, PA
  • Weldon Spring Plant, Weldon Spring, Missouri
  • Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), Carlsbad, NM
  • Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project, Yucca Mountain, Nevada

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