Location: Galena, AK 99741
Years of Operation: 1942-2008
The Galena Air Force Base, or Galena Air Force Station, was first occupied in 1942 and served as a base for Pacific air units during World War II. It was then transferred to the new United States Air Force in 1945. During the Cold War, the base was tasked with monitoring and intercepting Soviet aircrafts. Since the base’s official closure in 2008, the United States Air Force Civil Engineer Center has transferred 150 acres of land to the state and national Fish and Wildlife Service.
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 or worked at Galena Air Force Base and are experiencing 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.