The Naval Arctic Research Lab was established in 1946 following World War II as an Office of Naval Research. The laboratory collaborated with other scientists and native communities on interdisciplinary arctic research. During the late 70’s, the Navy cited a lack of need for the site and eventually withdrew from the lab in 1981. There is still a research center present in Barrow, but it does not have a military affiliation.
The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*
|PFAS (Firefighting Foam)||Potential Effects||-||-||Testicular cancer, Renal (kidney) cancer, Prostate cancer|
If you worked at the Naval Arctic Research Lab and have 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.