Newport Naval Education And Training Center

Base Background

Location 690, Peary Street, Newport, Rhode Island, 02841, United States
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.

Known Toxins

The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*

Toxin Potential Effects
Strong Good Limited
Polychlorinated Byphenyls (PCBs) Potential Effects Thyroid disorders ­Hypothyroidism, Porphyria ­ toxic, Developmental Delay, Decreased I.Q../Mental retardation, Cirrhosis, Chloracne, Behavioral problems, ADD/ADHD, hyperactivity Peripheral neuropathy, Pancreatic cancer, Menstrual disorders, Lymphoma non ­Hodgkin's, Low birth weight/Small for Gestational Age, Immune suppression, Hepatocellular cancer (Liver cancer), Dyslipidemia, hypercholesterolemia, Delayed growth, Congenital malformation Cranio­ Facial, Cognitive impairment (includes impaired learning, impaired memory, and decreased attention span), Bronchitis ­ chronic, Acute hepatocellular injury (Hepatitis), Abnormal sperm (morphology, motility, and sperm count) Testicular cancer, Reduced Fertility ­ Female (infertility and subfertility), Parkinson's disease/Movement disorders, Hypoactivity, Hypertension, Hyperkeratosis/Hyperpigmentation, Hearing loss, Endometriosis, Diabetes ­ Type I, Breast cancer, Bone cancer/Ewings sarcoma, Altered time to sexual maturation (accelerated or delayed puberty), Altered sex ratio
Solvents (misc.) Potential Effects Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Contact dermatitis ­ Irritant Lung cancer Vasculitis, Seizures, Rheumatoid arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis
Waste Oils Potential Effects - - Mycosis fungoides (cutaneous T­cell lymphoma)

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.