Air Force Plant 85

Base Background

Location Plant Drive, Columbus, Ohio, 43085, United States
Years of Operation 1941-1994

Air Force Plant 85 was established in 1942 under the sponsorship of the Defense Plant Corporation. The Navy took over the plant in 1950, using the site for aircraft and missile testing and production. Various tenants used the site until its closing in 1994. Air Force Plant 85 has been a center for environmental investigation, as various pollution activities occurred on the site between 1941 and 1977.

Known Toxins

The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*

Toxin Potential Effects
Strong Good Limited
PFAS (Firefighting Foam) Potential Effects - - Testicular cancer, Renal (kidney) cancer, Prostate cancer

If you were stationed at Air Force Plant 85 and later experienced adverse health effects, you may be eligible for compensation.

*Effects are according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry unless otherwise noted.