Location: Niagara Falls, NY 14304
Years of Operation: 1944-Present
Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station was officially activated in 1944. The 512th Troop Carrier Group was the first tenant unit on the base. The base was the home station for several aircrafts during the 20th century, including the Bell X-1A experimental aircraft that broke the sound barrier at Edwards AFB. This location played a role in the Cuban Missile Crisis, as well as Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. It’s currently home to the 914th Airlift Refueling Wing.
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 were stationed at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station 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.