Location: Norfolk, VA 23511
Years of Operation: 1917-Present
Naval Station Norfolk was established in 1917 as part of the Naval Operating Base. This site houses a range of Naval ships and aircrafts, including aircraft carriers, destroyers, cruisers, submarines, and amphibious ships. Base personnel launch and maintain these vessels for Naval operations.
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)|
|Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)||Skin conditions (adults), neurobehavioral and immunological changes (children)|
PCBs have been found to cause cancer in animals
Environmental investigations have also found corrosives, paint wastes, wastes from electroplating operations, oils, lubricants, and construction debris at this site. If you were stationed at Naval Station Norfolk 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.