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PFAS Exposure at Chanute Air Force Base

Established in 1917, Chanute Air Force Base was located in Champaign County, Illinois, south of Rantoul, Illinois, about 130 miles south of Chicago. The main purpose of the base was to provide technical training to new recruits.

Today, the military base is a Superfund site, which the EPC is struggling to clean up, as numerous chemicals, such as volatile organic compounds, were present in the drinking water, as well as in the air and soil. Over 2 million servicemen and servicewomen were stationed at Chanute Air Force Base before 1993 when it was finally closed. The primary source of PFAS at Chanute Air Force Base was AFFF, aqueous film-forming foam, which was used by military personnel in training to extinguish fires.

If you developed a disease following exposure to PFAS at Chanute Air Force Base, you are eligible for compensation, which our skillful attorneys will help you recover.

The first tests conducted by the EPA at Chanute Air Force Base were done in 2014, which revealed a level of PFAS 100 million times higher than the permissible limit in drinking water. It is estimated that the process of cleaning up the toxic agents from the military base will be completed by the end of 2022. At the moment, Chanute Air Force Base is being redeveloped for civilian uses. The military base was made of 81 environmental sites, most of which were contaminated with PFAS. Because PFAS, a group of dangerous chemicals, was present in the drinking water on the base, military personnel and their family members are now at risk of developing a serious disease as a result of exposure.

What Toxic Agents Were Present on Chanute Air Force Base in Drinking Water?

While PFAS was the main toxic agent found at Chanute Air Force Base, there were other dangerous chemicals polluting the drinking water at the camp and thereby endangering the health of the military members and their family members. The following are some of the toxic agents that could be found in drinking water, as well as in the air and soil, of Chanute Air Force Base:

  • volatile organic compounds
  • pesticides
  • dioxins
  • polychlorinated biphenyls
  • furans
  • heavy metals

Exposure to these dangerous chemicals can lead to the development of serious, even life-threatening diseases over the years, which is why it is very important to seek medical attention immediately if you notice a new onset of symptoms. If you have one of the eligible diagnoses, which you can find below, and were stationed at this military base for at least 30 days, our attorneys will help you recover the compensation you deserve for your physical and emotional distress.

What Diseases Can You Develop After Exposure to PFAS?

There are numerous terrible diseases one can develop after drinking contaminated water for a long period of time. Exposure occurs when one drinks tainted water, but it is worthy of note that a disease will not develop immediately afterward, as they have a long latency period and thereby it may take several years for you to receive a diagnosis. The following are the diseases you can develop after consuming drinking water that contains PFAS:

It is important to know that if you have one of the above diagnoses, you are entitled to financial compensation from Chanute Air Force Base, which a specialized attorney can help you recover by filing a claim. With over three decades of professional experience, our law firm can provide you with the assistance you need to file a claim, which is bound to result in the maximum compensation available for you or for your family member who was on the military base with you. You should also know that, if you struggle with any other cancer, you still qualify for filing a claim, as exposure to PFAS is linked to numerous malignant diseases.

File a Claim to Recover Compensation for PFAS Exposure at Chanute Air Force Base

If you came to struggle with a disease after your stay at Chanute Air Force Base, whether you are a veteran or a family member of one, our attorneys will help you file a claim to recover the financial compensation you deserve. The process is simple and will require minimal involvement on your part, as the only necessary documents are your military and medical records. After you send these documents to your attorney, they will promptly begin preparing your claim for submission with the help of their legal team. In the end, you will receive the money you are eligible for from all the responsible parties, which will also help you afford superior healthcare and treatment for your disease. For additional information or for a free of charge case review, please contact our law firm and we will gladly answer all your questions and carefully listen to you. Finally, it is worthy of note that if you already receive disability compensation from the VA, you can still file a claim with Alameda Naval Base, as you are entitled to money from both.

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