Location: Dover, DE 19902
Years of Operation: 1941-Present
Dover Air Force base opened in 1941, and the site started as a municipal airport. The Army Air Corps took over site operations following the attack on Pearl Harbor. During World War II, the base focused on anti submarine missions and rocket testing. Dover AFB also hosted air crafts during the Korean and Cold Wars. Currently, nearly 9,000 airmen, service members, families, and civilians are present on the base.
The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*
|Trichloroethylene (TCE)||Immune system damage, kidney disfunction, respiratory issues, neurological effects, dizziness, behavioral changes, heart damage in unborn children (source, source)|
|Perchloroethylene (PCE)||Mood changes, memory changes, vision issues, skin irritation, headaches, coordination issues, neurological issues, cancer (source)|
|Carbon tetrachloride||Liver, kidney, and nervous system damage|
If you were stationed or worked at Dover Air Force Base 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.