Location: Newport, RI
Years of Operation: 1883-Present
Naval Station Newport is one of the Navy’s main sites for training officers, senior personnel, and midshipman candidates. They also focus on testing undersea warfare systems. The Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and U.S. Army Reserve are all present on the base. This site is also home to the Naval War College, which was established in the early 1880’s.
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 Station Newport 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.