Location: Silver Spring, MD 20903
Years of Operation: 1946-1997
The former was established in 1946 as the Naval Ordnance Laboratory. The main focus of this site was researching, developing, and evaluating weapons an ordnance technologies. The site was officially closed in 1997. Shortly after its closure, officials began environmental investigations and contamination cleanup.
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 worked or were stationed at the naval surface Warfare Center White Oak, 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.