Location: Fort Drum, NY 13602
Years of Operation: 1908
For Drum was established in 1908 as Pine Camp. The site became Camp Drum after WWI-era expansion. Today, the base is home to the 10th Mountain Division. About 20,000 soldiers are present on the base and it’s the largest employer in the area. In addition to training and mobilization efforts, the base focuses on logistical and organizational assistance for troops and their families.
The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*
|PFAS (Firefighting Foam)||Increased cholesterol|
Reproductive, developmental, liver, kidney, and immunological issues in laboratory animals. Tumors in animals. (Source)
If you were stationed on Fort Drum 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.