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PFAS exposure at Port Hueneme Naval Base

Also known as Naval Base Ventura County, the military base covers Point Mugu, San Nicolas Island, and Port Hueneme. Since military firefighters would often use aqueous film-forming foam, commonly known as AFFF, to extinguish a fire during training or on duty, contamination with PFAS, a group of dangerous chemicals, inevitably occurred. Port Hueneme Naval Base was built in 1941, during World War II. If you were stationed on the base, either alone or with your family, you are at high risk of developing a serious disease. If you come to struggle with a disease as a result of your stay at Port Hueneme Naval Base, we are here to help you recover the financial compensation you are eligible for.

In 2017, when the last test was conducted, the Environmental Protection Agency found over 1 million parts per trillion PFAS in the drinking water on Port Hueneme Naval Base which is substantially over the 70 parts per trillion permissible limit. By drinking water contaminated with PFAS, particularly over a long period of time, your risk of developing a terrible disease increases considerably. Thereby, veterans and their family members should pay close attention to their health if they lived on Port Hueneme Naval Base.

What other contaminants were present on Port Hueneme Naval Base?

In addition to PFAS, which is the main contaminant, there were other toxic agents found to lurk in the drinking water of Port Hueneme Naval Base. Consequently, toxic exposure was greater than on military bases that only had a PFAS problem. The following are the other toxic agents on Port Hueneme Naval Base that were present in drinking water:

  • bromodichloromethane
  • chromium
  • dibromochloromethane
  • haloacetic acids
  • bromoform
  • dibromoacetic acid

The contamination occurred as a result of nearby facilities disposing of the hazardous waste they had produced inappropriately. If you notice a new onset of symptoms, please seek medical attention immediately, as you may have developed a serious disease as a consequence of exposure to PFAS and other dangerous chemicals. It is also a good idea to seek a second and even third opinion from medical specialists, as oftentimes, these diseases are misdiagnosed among victims of toxic exposure.

What diseases can you develop after exposure to PFAS from drinking water?

So far, there have been numerous diseases correlated with exposure to PFAS, but only some of these health issues have a definitive causal relation with drinking tainted water. These are also the diagnoses that make you eligible for filing a claim to recover the compensation you are entitled to:

In the unfortunate event that you receive one of the eligible diagnoses, please reach out to us and we will gladly evaluate your case free of charge. If you are indeed eligible for compensation, we can help you file a PFAS claim.

Quality assistance for the victims of toxic exposure who were stationed on Port Hueneme Naval Base

If you lived on Port Hueneme Naval Base, either alone or with your family, and subsequently developed a serious disease, we are ready to help you file a claim with the military base, which will result in substantial compensation for you. The over-the-phone intake process is quick and easy and will require minimal involvement on your part. If you meet all eligibility criteria an experienced PFAS lawyer will file a claim on your behalf.  If you are too ill to go through the legal process, a family member can step in and help you.

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