George AFB, Victorville, CA 92394
George Air Force Base opened during World War II and was originally called Victorville Army Flying School. The main mission of the base was to support and train tactile fighters and air crews. Flight training continues until the base’s closure in 1992.
Since many of the aircraft maintenance activities produced hazardous waste, the Air Force launched cleanup efforts in 1981. Targeted areas included contaminated groundwater and soil.
The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*
Nervous system damage, nausea, anxiety, memory loss, irritability, depression
Nervous system damage, cancer, endocrine damage, skin and eye irritation (source)
Methemoglobinemia (decreased ability of the blood to transport oxygen)
Nervous system damage, headaches, dizziness
Infertility, hormonal issues, cancer, diabetes, skin issues, mild liver damage (source)
Allergy symptoms, reproductive issues (source)
Contamination also included medical wastes, construction debris, and various inorganic compounds.
If you were stationed, lived, or worked on George Air Force Base and 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.