Location: Minneapolis, MN 55417
Years of Operation: 1923-Present
This base opened as an airport in 1923. It expanded in later years to include several hangers and began passenger aircraft operations in the late 20’s. The Air Force Reserve moved onto the airport in 1948, where they flew aircrafts including the F-51, F-80, C-110, and C-130. Currently, the reserve base is home to the 934th Airlift Wing.
The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*
|Arsenic||Throat and lung irritation, nausea, vomiting, decreased red and white blood cell production, blood vessel damage, irregular heart rhythm, pins and needles, death|
|Beryllium||Lung damage, chronic beryllium disease|
|Cadmium||Lung damage, kidney disease, fragile bones, digestive issues|
|Lead||Nervous system damage, anemia, kidney damage, miscarriage, reproductive damage, death at high levels|
|Nickel||Chronic bronchitis, lung and nasal sinus cancers|
|Selenium||Respiratory effects, dizziness, fatigue, mucous membrane irritation|
|Vanadium||Nausea and vomiting; Decrease in red blood cells and increased blood pressure in animals|
If you were stationed at the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Joint Air Reserve Station and later experienced adverse health effects, you may be eligible for compensation for illnesses connected to toxic exposure.
*Effects are according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry unless otherwise noted.