As a group of over 9,000 different chemicals, PFAS are also known as “forever chemicals” because they persist in the environment for over a thousand years. Similarly, once they enter the body, they remain in the bloodstream for years, making the person more susceptible to developing serious health problems, including cancer. The current PFAS level at Warminster NAWC AD is 16,000 ppt, which is 228 times over the safe exposure limit. However, the military installation was deemed a Superfund site in 1989, and the Environmental Protection Agency is now performing cleanup activities there to remove toxic agents.
What toxic agents are lurking on Warminster NAWC AD?
Although PFAS are currently the only contaminants of concern at the military base, there were many other toxic agents present on Warminster NAWC AD. For instance, waste was generated during aircraft maintenance and repair, pest control, machine and plating shop operations, spray painting, and various materials research and testing activities in laboratories. These wastes include:
- waste oils
In response to trichloroethylene and perchloroethylene contamination detected at the military facility in 1993, the U.S. Navy installed water treatment systems in over 40 homes and subsequently connected over 20 homes to public water systems. Moreover, a removal action at Site 4 was conducted to excavate and remove waste from eight disposal trenches in 1996. The primary contaminant in the waste was PCBs.
What diseases can toxic exposure at Warminster NAWC AD cause?
While toxic exposure can result in numerous diseases, veterans and family members who intend to file a claim should keep in mind that only certain diagnoses can make them eligible. Even if they have one of these diseases, they might still not be entitled to compensation, as there are other requirements they have to meet. The following is the complete list of diagnoses for which individuals who spent time at Warminster NAWC AD for at least 1 cumulative year can file a claim:
If you have one of the above diagnoses and were stationed at the military facility, we encourage you to get in touch with our attorneys, as they have over 30 years of experience in handling toxic exposure cases. The legal process entails minimal involvement on your part, as we are well aware that veterans often struggle with awful diseases. Our legal team will go to great lengths to obtain the financial compensation you deserve for your suffering if we determine that you are eligible.