One of the main contaminants at Naval Air Station South Weymouth are PFAS, whose source was military firefighters regularly using the fire suppressant AFFF, which sometimes contains up to 98% of these hazardous chemicals. The current level of PFAS at the military base is 12,541 ppt, exceeding the safe exposure limit by nearly 180 times. Still, during the last century, many other toxic agents were contaminating Naval Air Station South Weymouth, which only makes veterans more prone to developing serious, often fatal diseases such as cancer.
What toxic agents are present on Naval Air Station South Weymouth?
A major source of contamination at the military base was a spill of up to 10,000 gallons of AFFF in 1987. Nonetheless, other dangerous substances lurked on Naval Air Station South Weymouth, which only worsened the degree of toxic exposure among service members. These are only some of the harmful chemicals present on the military base:
- polychlorinated biphenyl
- polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon
The Environmental Protection Agency is still carrying out cleanup activities to make the environment of the military installation clean and safe, which will most likely take decades due to the extent of toxic contamination. Because of the presence of so many harmful substances, people who served at Naval Air Station South Weymouth are now at high risk of developing terrible diseases.
What diseases can you develop following toxic exposure at Naval Air Station South Weymouth?
Veterans who spent time at Naval Air Station South Weymouth can develop countless health problems as a consequence of toxic exposure. Nevertheless, there are only a few diagnoses that might deem veterans eligible to file a claim, as there must be a strong connection between toxic exposure and their illnesses. The following are the diseases that might qualify you for obtaining compensation if you spent at least 1 cumulative year at the military base:
If you struggle with one of the above diseases and spent a significant time at Naval Air Station South Weymouth, our attorneys might be able to help you file a military base toxic exposure claim. The legal process is easy and will mostly take place over the phone. Our attorneys have over 30 years of experience in assisting toxic exposure victims, and many of our clients are veterans, so you can rest assured that we will do everything in our power to help you.