Location: Albany, GA 31704
Years of Operation: 1952-Present
The Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany was first commissioned in 1952 as the Marine Corps Depot of Supplies. It mainly served as a storage and administration facility, supporting Marine supply needs for the middle and eastern portions of the country. This location became the Marine Corps Logistics Base in 1990. It currently provides installation support services to Marine Corps commands.
The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*
|Heavy metals||Headaches, weakness, fatigue, joint and muscle pain, constipation (source)|
|Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)||Cause reproductive issues and birth defects in mice; shown to cause skin and immunity issues in animals|
|Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)||Skin conditions (adults), neurobehavioral and immunological changes (children)|
PCBs have been found to cause cancer in animals
|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)
If you were stationed or worked at Marine Corps Logistics Base, 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.