The Navy VLF (very low frequency) Transmitter Cutler is a shore radio station in Cutler, Maine. This site was commissioned in 1961 and sends navigational signals to ships, submarines, and planes along the Arctic Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, and Mediterranean. In the 1980’s, the Naval Energy and Environmental Support Activity began environmental restoration activities in the site. They discovered contamination on a fire training area and salvage yard.
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 were stationed at the Navy VLF Transmitter in Cutler, ME, 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.