Camp Roberts opened in 1941 as a World War II training center. The facility trained new soldiers for active combat. There was also a military hospital and prisoner of war camp on the site. After the war, the Navy used the base as a fire range training site. The Army eventually closed the site in 1970, and the California National Guard soon took over. While the base is currently used for training, the National Guard allows hunters and anglers to use the land for outdoor recreation activities.
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 Roberts and have 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.