Camp Ripley opened as a Minnesota National Guard training site in 1931. The site had formerly been Fort Ripley, which the Army occupied from 1949-1877. Thousands of troops trained at Camp Ripley during World War II. Base personnel expanded the base to include permanent troop housing to accommodate winter training. The Minnesota National Guard continues to train at Camp Ripley today, focusing on small arms, tanks, winter combat, combat support, engineering, aviation, and armor.
The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*
|PFAS (Firefighting Foam)||Potential Effects||-||-||Testicular cancer, Renal (kidney) cancer, Prostate cancer|
If you were stationed at Camp Riley 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.