The military base was deemed a Superfund site, but since it is not on the National Priorities List, the Environmental Protection Agency is not currently performing cleanup activities to remove toxic agents. While the exact level of PFAS at Fort Campbell is unknown, these harmful chemicals are present in the environment of the military base. The source of PFAS on the military base is firefighters using AFFF, a fire suppressant that sometimes contains 98% “forever chemicals.” Not only do PFAS take a very long time to break down, but they also persist in the body after exposure occurs.
What toxic agents are present on Fort Campbell?
Although PFAS are the main contaminants on Fort Campbell, there are other toxic substances present on the military base. Out of the PFAS group, the most dangerous chemicals are PFOS and PFOA, as they have a strong association with multiple forms of cancer. The following are other contaminants lurking on Fort Campbell:
The presence of so many hazardous substances on Fort Campbell only worsened toxic exposure among veterans who spent time there during active duty. It is important to note that toxic exposure can result in a serious disease only within several years or even decades from the first contact with dangerous chemicals. Consequently, veterans who were stationed at Fort Campbell should keep a close eye on their health.
What diseases can you develop following toxic exposure at Fort Campbell?
While toxic exposure at military bases such as Fort Campbell can cause numerous health problems, veterans who intend to file a claim should know that only certain diagnoses might qualify them for compensation.This is because these diseases have the strongest
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:
With over 30 years of experience in assisting toxic exposure victims, including many veterans, our attorneys are ready to help you determine whether you are entitled to compensation. If you struggle with one of the above diseases and spent time at Fort Campbell, we advise you to get in touch with our legal team, as you might be eligible to file a claim. Our attorneys will carefully review your case so that you can find out if you are entitled to financial compensation.