The Fort Devens Sudbury Training Annex was established in the early 1940’s as the Maynard Ordnance Test Station. It later operated as a training and research facility during the following decades. Environmental testing has uncovered contamination from disposal areas, underground storage, and more. It was removed from the National Priorities List in 2002 following cleanup.
The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*
|Pesticides/Insecticides||Potential Effects||Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Contact dermatitis Irritant, Contact dermatitis Allergic||Testicular cancer, Renal (kidney) cancer, Porphyria toxic, Photosensitivity, Parkinson's disease/Movement disorders, Myelodysplastic syndrome, Multiple myeloma, Childhood Leukemias, Bone cancer/Ewings sarcoma||Wilm's Tumor, Vasculitis, Thyroid disorders Hypothyroidism, Thyroid cancer, Thrombocytopenic purpura, Soft tissue sarcoma, Rheumatoid arthritis, Retinoblastoma, Pneumonia, Melanoma, Laryngeal cancer, Esophageal cancer, Congenital malformations general, Cirrhosis, Cervical cancer, Bronchitis chronic, Bronchitis acute, Alzheimer's, ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease)|
|Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)||Potential Effects||Rhinitis irritant||-||-|
If you were stationed at Fort Devens Sudbury Training Annex 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.