Naval Air Station Cecil Field claims

Naval Air Station Cecil Field was established in 1941, shortly after the assault on Pearl Harbor, to provide combat training for replacement pilots. The Navy then expanded the location by 2,000 acres to create a master jet base. In the 1950s, the site was repurposed as an operational base for fleet aircraft units and was one of only four such stations in the nation. Among the base's primary responsibilities were the maintenance and operations of weaponry and aircraft. Between 1983 and 1985, environmental studies have been performed at Cecil Field as part of the Department of Defense Installation Restoration Program, which aims to discover, investigate, and clean up pollution from hazardous chemicals at military sites. Hazardous chemicals were discovered at 18 waste disposal areas around the base as a result of these investigations. Due to the fact that military firefighters used AFFF to put out aircraft fires, PFAS were eventually spilled into the environment, where they would remain. If you are a former serviceman or a family member of one who has been stationed on Naval Air Station Cecil Field for at least one year and developed a life-threatening condition, you are entitled to financial compensation.

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Hazardous chemicals were released into the land and groundwater as a result of Naval Air Station Cecil Field activities. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) listed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1989 for further environmental research based on the findings of the initial environmental assessments. On October 23, 1990, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Navy, and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) signed a Federal Facilities Agreement for Naval Air Station Cecil Field. The agreement mandates the development and implementation of necessary cleaning and remedial activities to preserve public health, and the environment.

What toxic agents are present on Naval Air Station Cecil Field?

PFAS chemicals, which were initially discovered in the 1940s, are used in a wide range of commercial and home items, including everything from nonstick cookware to food packaging and water-repellent apparel. PFAS-containing foam has been used to quell high-hazard flammable liquid fires for decades.

Due to the widespread use of PFAS-based firefighting foam, also known as aqueous film-forming foam, or AFFF, military service personnel and their families have been exposed to disproportionately high levels of PFAS.

In addition to PFAS, many other harmful substances contaminated the military base prior to the EPA's cleanup efforts, including:

  • Pesticides/insecticides
  • Trichloroethylene (TCE)
  • Tetrachloroethylene (PCE)
  • Ethylene
  • Propylene
  • Butadiene
  • Benzene
  • Toluene
  • Xylene

What diseases can you develop following toxic exposure at Naval Air Station Cecil Field?

Numerous ailments are related to PFAS exposure since the chemicals are detrimental to human health and may easily damage the vital organs in the body. The majority of military and family members who spent time on Naval Air Station Cecil Field were exposed to these harmful substances by inhalation, skin contact, or ingestion, although inhalation is the most frequent route of exposure.

The following are the diseases that may develop decades after exposure to PFAS, as well as the diagnosis that qualifies you for financial compensation:

If you came to struggle with life-threatening disease as a result of exposure to PFAS from the use of AFFF, either as a member of the military or as a family member of one, after spending at least one year at Naval Air Station Cecil Field you are entitled to financial compensation, which our attorneys will help you recover. Additionally, our lawyers are here to assist veterans' family members, including children born to mothers who were exposed to PFAS while pregnant.

Our attorneys are ready to scrutinize every element of your case in order to maximize the compensation

For decades, AFFF manufacturers suspected that PFAS were toxic to animals and could accumulate in the human body; beginning in the 1980s, the military began to acknowledge the dangers of AFFF; however, service members were not informed of the risks, and substantial amounts of foam were spilled into the environment during sprinkler system checkups and training exercises using flammable liquid fires and foam systems. Across the nation, countless claims are being filed to hold these companies responsible for endangering the health of our military members.

If you would like to speak with an expert lawyer about your specific situation, please do not hesitate to contact Environmental Litigation Group P.C. as soon as possible. We can assist you in evaluating your case and obtaining the compensation you are entitled to. With a legal background spanning almost three decades, our attorneys are ready to assist you if you are a veteran or a family member of a veteran who has suffered a condition as a result of PFAS exposure while stationed at Naval Air Station Cecil Field.