Location: Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
Years of Operation: 1923-Present
The Naval Research Lab Chesapeake Bay Detachment sits on 168 acres of land near Chesapeake Beach. This site provides scientific research to support naval activities. Research focuses on radar technology, optical devices, electronic welfare, communication methods, and more. The Chesapeake Bay Detachment site is also home to a fire test facility. This location currently employs 2,500 personnel.
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 Naval Research Lab Chesapeake Bay Detachment, 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.