Location: Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Years of Operation: 1939-1993
Myrtle Beach Air Force Base opened as a municipal airport in 1939, and it became a defense site a year later. The initial mission of the base was firearm and mission training. During the 20th century, base personnel also focused on air crew training and recruitment. This location officially closed in 1993.
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 Myrtle Beach 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.