Location: Sudbury, MA 01775
Years of Operation: 1942-1995
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.*
|Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)||Damage to the kidneys, liver, and central nervous system; irritation to the eyes, nose, and throat; headaches, nausea, loss of coordination|
Evidence of VOCs causing cancer in animals; some suspected to cause cancer in humans (source)
|Pesticides||Nervous system damage, cancer, endocrine damage, skin and eye irritation (source)|
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.