Location: Newport, RI 02871
Years of Operation: 1900-1970’s
Established in 1900, Newport Naval Education and Training Center was originally used as a refueling depot. This location comprises 1,063 acres of land and is an EPA Superfund Site. The base has undergone cleanup since an initial environmental investigation in the 90’s.
The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*
|Waste oils||Nausea, nervous system damage (when drinking contaminated water)|
|Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)||Skin conditions (adults), neurobehavioral and immunological changes (children)|
PCBs have been found to cause cancer in animals
Various acids and paint waste were also found on the site. If you were stationed at Newport Education and Training Center, 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.