Location: Littleton, CO 80127
Years of Operation: 1957-2001
The Air Force Plant Peter J. Kieweit and Sons (PJKS) was primarily used from 1957 to 1968 as a testing facility for missile research and development, assembly, and engine testing. Following that period, personnel on the site tested smaller engines and performed fuel purification. Groundwater and soil contamination was discovered at the location, and it became a Superfund site in 1989. The military sold the site to Lockheed Martin Astronautics Operation in 2001.
The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*
|PFAS (Firefighting Foam)||Increased cholesterol|
Reproductive, developmental, liver, kidney, and immunological issues in laboratory animals. Tumors in animals. (Source)
|Trichloroethylene (TCE)||Immune system damage, kidney disfunction, respiratory issues, neurological effects, dizziness, behavioral changes, heart damage in unborn children (source, source)|
|Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)||Skin conditions (adults), neurobehavioral and immunological changes (children)|
PCBs have been found to cause cancer in animals
According to the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, additional cleaning solvents, rocket fuel components, fuel oil, and hydrocarbons were also found on the site. If you worked or were stationed at the Air Force Plant PJKS, 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.