The Environmental Protection Agency placed the military facility on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List in 1987. In 1994, the U.S. Navy took over 1,000 cubic yards of pesticide-containing soil from a former pesticide storage and mixing area off-site for incineration. At the former fire-training site, contaminated soil and buried drums were excavated and taken off the base for treatment and disposal. The U.S. Navy has spent over $100 million investigating and cleaning the site until now.
What toxic agents are present on Brunswick Naval Air Station?
There are many toxic contaminants on Brunswick Naval Air Station, including PFAS, whose level in the environment is 174,000 ppt, exceeding the current safe exposure limit by over 2,400 times. Furthermore, cadmium and pesticides were also found contaminating the military base, and they are only some of the toxic agents lurking on the site. Despite the efforts of the Environmental Protection Agency, the cadmium levels on Brunswick Naval Air Station have not fallen as expected.
Ongoing studies are being conducted by the U.S. Navy to evaluate the presence or absence of PFAS on the former station, although the military installation has already been found to be contaminated with these hazardous chemicals. Therefore, the cleanup has not yet addressed PFAS, but it might in the future. As a consequence of the presence of these chemicals on Brunswick Naval Air Station, everyone who spent time there experienced toxic exposure.
What diseases can you develop following toxic exposure at Brunswick Naval Air Station?
Although exposure to the many toxic agents lurking on Brunswick Naval Air Station can cause many health issues, only certain diagnoses might deem a veteran eligible to file a claim. This is because toxic exposure has a strong association only with those diseases. If you developed any of the following diseases while you were stationed on this military base for 1 cumulative year or longer please contact us:
Our law firm has a long history of assisting veterans injured by toxic exposure in obtaining compensation, so if you struggle with one of the above health problems, we encourage you to contact us. We will carefully review your case to determine whether you are eligible to file a military base toxic exposure claim, and if you are, we will promptly begin preparing it for submission.