Location: Minot AFB, ND 58705
Years of Operation: 1957-Present
The military broke ground on Minot Air Force Base in 1955. The 32nd Fighter Group was the first unit on the base. After briefly deactivating the base, the military set up an air surveillance facility on the site. Personnel at this facility transmitted information to the Air Defense Command. The base then shifted to missile and bombardment training during the late 60’s. Today, the base is home to the 5th Bomb Wing. They provide strike and combat support to units worldwide.
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 Minot Air Force 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.