Travis Air Force Base claims

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Travis Air Force Base has been active since 1943, having played an essential function in the World War II U.S. victory as the "Gateway to the Pacific." It served numerous roles - as a medical center, logistics base, airlift facility, and passenger terminal. Located in Northern California, 54 miles from San Francisco, Travis Air Force Base is the busiest Air Force Base in the United States and home to the largest wing of the Air Mobility Command - The 60th Air Mobility Wing. It ensures passenger and cargo mobility and is also known for delivering humanitarian aid worldwide. However, the area where it is placed is heavily contaminated with fluorinated chemicals, stemming from AFFF – a toxic fire suppressant - causing service members stationed there to develop severe health conditions. Everyone staying at Travis Air Force Base and suffering from a disease related to PFAS exposure is encouraged to contact our law firm, as we possess the expertise in helping toxic exposure victims obtain adequate compensation.

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Travis Air Force Base ranks 21st on the Environmental Working Group's top 100 most polluted military bases list. According to the latest test performed in 2018, the recorded PFAS concentration, which included PFOS, PFOA, and PFBS, was 712,000 parts per trillion, and so it became a Superfund site due to the acute contamination levels.

The Environmental Protection Agency has directed several five-year reviews to remedy the site, ensuring that the public health and the environment are protected, mainly through groundwater treatments, soil excavations, and evacuation of PFAS. These substances, or "forever chemicals," as they are also called, are released into the environment by the use of aqueous film-forming foam and persist, making the cleanup process very challenging.

What contaminants are present on Travis Air Force Base?

PFAS was the primary contaminant on Travis Air Force Base before the cleanup actions initiated by the Environmental Protection Agency, which uncovered several other hazardous pollutants on the site. Veterans who spent time at Travis Air Force Base were exposed to the following toxic agents:

  • petroleum
  • volatile organic compounds
  • metals
  • polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
  • chromium
  • nitrate
  • nitrate and nitrite
  • radium, combined
  • fluoride
  • uranium, combined

The contamination risks at Travis Air Force Base involve people touching or ingesting the toxic substances present in the soil, groundwater, and surface water. If you worked or were stationed at Travis Air Force Base and later experienced adverse health effects, you may be eligible for compensation.

What diseases can you develop as a result of toxic exposure at Travis Air Force Base?

PFAS exposure is strongly connected to severe health consequences, including organ damage, immune system disorders, endocrine issues, and cancer. The diseases that veterans and their family members who were stationed at Travis Air Force Base for 1 cumulative year or longer may struggle with and make them eligible for compensation are:

If you received any of the listed diagnoses and were part of the military, do not hesitate to contact our attorneys right away. Pregnant women who spent time at Travis Air Force Base and experienced subsequent childbirth complications are also entitled to compensation.

File a toxic exposure claim with the professional assistance of our experienced legal team

Our attorneys are specialized in providing outstanding legal assistance to the victims of toxic exposure, helping everyone struggling with a related disease obtain the compensation they are entitled to. If you are a veteran who stayed at Travis Air Force Base and dealing with such a health problem, we strongly encourage you to get in touch with our attorneys. To initiate the legal process, you will have to retrieve your military records and your medical records and send these documents to our law firm so that we can determine whether you are eligible for compensation.