Location: Jacksonville, FL 32221
Years of Operation: 1941-1994
This base was first commissioned as the U.S. Naval Auxiliary Air Station Cecil Field in 1941. The Navy then added 2,000 additional acres to make the site a master jet base. In 1951, the base became Naval Air Station Cecil Field. From then on, the base focused on the maintenance and operations of weapons and aircrafts. Following the Navy’s closure of the base, they transferred control of the site to the county and city parks departments, as well as the Jacksonville Economic Development Commission.
The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*
|Petroleum||Nervous system effects, respiratory irritation, coma, death (source)|
|Corrosives||Skin burns, eye damage (source)|
|Pesticides||Nervous system damage, cancer, endocrine damage, skin and eye irritation (source)|
Compressed gasses, paints, and thinners were also found on Cecil Naval Air Station. If you worked or were stationed at this location, 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.