Willow Grove NASJRB claims

Willow Grove NASJRB claims video

Located in Horsham Township, Pennsylvania, this military facility was built in 1928 and is no longer operational. Willow Grove NASJRB was transferred to the Pennsylvania Air National Guard and had its name changed to Horsham Air Guard Station after the U.S. Navy departed in 2011. After the beginning of World War II, the U.S. purchased the property under threat of eminent domain and launched a classified anti-submarine warfare program at the base. Today, the military installation is contaminated with PFAS, a group of highly toxic chemicals, due to firefighters using AFFF to extinguish jet fuel and petroleum fires. To make matters worse, other harmful agents might have been present at Willow Grove NASJRB. Everyone who was stationed there is now at risk of developing a serious disease. If you are a veteran who spent time at this military facility and suffer from a disease, do not hesitate to contact us, as you might be entitled to compensation.

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The fire suppressant AFFF contains between 50% and 98% PFAS, which makes it extremely detrimental to the environment, and also to the health of those who come in contact with it. Out of the PFAS group, there are two chemicals that have a strong connection with cancer ā€“ PFOS and PFOA. Nevertheless, exposure to any of the chemicals from this class is dangerous and can result in life-threatening diseases. At Willow Grove NASJRB, the current level of these hazardous agents is 150,479 ppt, which exceeds the safe exposure limit by nearly 2,150 times.

What toxic agents are lurking on Willow Grove NASJRB?

While PFAS are the only contaminants of concern polluting the environment of the military base, other toxic agents were present at Willow Grove NASJRB during the last century. The facility was added to the Superfund program's National Priorities List in 1995, which means the Environmental Protection Agency has been performing cleanup activities there. Other harmful substances found lurking at Willow Grove NASJRB include volatile organic compounds and heavy metals.

There are currently four Operable Units under investigation, which may require a remedy at the site. This includes a PFAS Operable Unit for both the NASJRB/WG and Biddle ANGB. The U.S. Navy has the lead role in cleaning up the NASJRB/WG portion of the site, and the U.S. Air National Guard is responsible for cleaning up the Biddle ANGB portion of the site. The Environmental Protection Agency conducts five-year reviews for remedies implemented.

What diseases can toxic exposure at Willow Grove NASJRB cause?

Veterans and family members who intend to file a military base toxic exposure claim should know that only certain diagnoses can make them eligible. This is because a strong connection must exist between their illness and toxic exposure. Even if they have a qualifying disease, they might still not be entitled to compensation, as there are other requirements they have to meet. These are the diagnoses that might deem veterans and family members eligible to file a claim if they were stationed at this military base for at least 1 cumulative year:

If you lived at Willow Grove NASJRB and now struggle with one of these diseases, we encourage you to contact our law firm, as we have been pursuing compensation for toxic exposure victims since 1990. The legal process is simple to navigate, as we know that veterans often struggle with terrible diseases. Our skilled attorneys will review your case to determine whether you are eligible to file a claim, and they can also help veterans file a VA claim for disability compensation.

Our diligent attorneys can help you file a military base toxic exposure claim

With over 30 years of experience, our attorneys have the necessary knowledge and resources to help you find out if you are eligible to file a claim. If you were stationed at Willow Grove NASJRB and developed a qualifying disease, contact us, and we will gladly offer you the assistance you need. The only documents veterans have to submit to our law firm are their military records, which they must retrieve, and their medical records.

Family members who lived at the military base and struggle with a disease will have to send in evidence of their stay at Willow Grove NASJRB in addition to their medical records. After a thorough assessment of your case, you will know with certainty whether you are entitled to financial compensation. Eligible individuals will have their claims filed as soon as possible, as we understand that they suffer from terrible diseases that require expensive treatment.