Location: Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473
Years of Operation: 1941-Present
Fort Leonard Wood opened in 1941 after the start of World War II. During the following years, the fort became home to the 6th, 8th, 70th, 75th, and 97th Infantry Divisions. Over 300,000 soldiers trained at the base during World War II. This site also became an Engineer Replacement Training Center location, forming engineer units for overseas operations. Today, the base is home to a variety of units, including the U.S. Army Engineer School, CBRN School, Military Police School, and 102nd Training Division.
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 at Fort Leonard Wood 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.