Because of the extent of contamination, Crows NALF is currently a Superfund site, and the Environmental Protection Agency is carrying out cleanup activities at the military installation to remove toxic agents. There were other hazardous substances polluting Crows NALF in addition to PFAS, which only worsened the degree of toxic exposure among service members who spent time at the military installation.
What toxic agents are present on Crows NALF?
Undoubtedly, PFAS were the main contaminants lurking on Crows NALF, which came from military firefighters using AFFF. This fire suppressant contains between 50% and 98% of these chemicals, which makes it highly dangerous for human health and the environment. Most PFAS persist in the environment for a long time, with some taking over a thousand years to break down. The following are the other toxic agents present on Crows NALF:
- volatile organic compounds
- heavy metals
The sources of the above contaminants include landfills, underground storage tanks, a burn pit, ditches, holding ponds, French drains, maintenance areas, and spill sites. However, the Environmental Protection Agency is addressing the contamination at Crows NALF so that the military installation becomes clean and safe for service members. Veterans who stayed there for a significant time should closely monitor their health, as they are at high risk of developing serious diseases as a result of toxic exposure.
What diseases can you develop following toxic exposure at Crows NALF?
Although there are countless health problems that can arise from toxic exposure, veterans should know that to file a claim, they must have a qualifying diagnosis, as these have the strongest connection with toxic exposure. Even if they have one of these diseases, they might still not be entitled to financial compensation, as there are other eligibility criteria they have to meet. These are the diseases that might deem you eligible to file a claim as a veteran if you were stationed at the military base for at least 1 cumulative year:
If you struggle with one of the above diseases and spent time at Crows NALF, you should give our law firm a call, as we might be able to help you obtain compensation. With over 30 years of experience in pursuing toxic exposure cases, our skilled attorneys will gladly assess your case to determine whether you are eligible to file a military base toxic exposure claim. The legal process for veterans is simple and easy, as we know that they often suffer from terrible diseases.