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PFAS exposure at Naval Base San Diego

Also known as 32nd Street Naval Station, Naval Base San Diego is the second-largest Surface Ship base of the U.S. Navy, as it has a population of over 24,000 military personnel and more than 10,000 civilians. It is the principal homeport of the Pacific Fleet, consisting of over 50 ships and more than 190 tenant commands. However, the military base is heavily contaminated with PFAS, a group of toxic chemicals, exposure to which can result in numerous terrible diseases.

The military base was founded in 1922. Naval Base San Diego is also responsible for Commander, Navy Region Southwest, and Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest headquarters located downtown San Diego, Naval Medical Center in Balboa Park, and Admiral Baker recreation and golf course situated in Mission Valley.

Nevertheless, the health of the people who are stationed there, as Naval Base San Diego is still active at the moment, may be in danger, as the military firefighters and trainees would regularly use aqueous film-forming foam, commonly known as AFFF, a fire suppressant meant to extinguish jet fuel and petroleum fires. It contains high concentrations of PFAS, which are extremely harmful to human health.

What toxic agents were present on Naval Base San Diego?

While PFAS are the primary contaminant on Naval Base San Diego, there are multiple other toxic agents lurking on the military base. According to Navy documentation dating back to May 10, 2006, a number of areas in the shipyard of Naval Base San Diego were contaminated with asbestos. Site 10, a location where asbestos was present, was a material storage area used from 1939 to the 1950s. On Naval Base San Diego, there are also the following dangerous agents and items:

  • PCB transformers
  • mercury
  • old batteries
  • solvents

Veterans who were stationed at Naval Base San Diego and received a diagnosis related to toxic exposure are eligible for compensation. Similarly, the family members who were stationed at the military base with them and developed certain diseases are also entitled to financial compensation.

What diseases can you develop if you were stationed at Naval Base San Diego?

There are numerous terrible diseases people who spent time at Naval Base San Diego may come to struggle with, the most serious being cancer. Many types of cancer have a strong causal relation to exposure to PFAS. Nonetheless, as a veteran or as the family member of one, you can seek compensation only if you have one of the following diagnoses:

Quality assistance for veterans and family members injured by PFAS exposure

We have been dedicating our endeavors to helping people injured by toxic exposure recover the financial compensation they were entitled to and, if you are a veteran whose health was affected by exposure to PFAS, we will help you recover the money you deserve. After you send our legal experts your military and medical records, we will assess your situation over the phone and if we deem you eligible we will put you in contact with the best attorney for your case.

We also provide quality legal assistance to the family members of veterans who were stationed at Naval Base San Diego with them and developed linkable diseases.

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