Location: Pinal County, AZ
Years of Operation: 1943-Present
Picacho Training Site was established during World War II as a Marana Army Airfield satellite base for the U.S. Air force. The Arizona Army National Guard began using the site as a rotary wing aircraft training area in support of the Western Army Aviation Training Site in 1993. Since 2006, the base has been a maneuver and training site.
The Department of Defense has listed this base as one of the bases contaminated by PFAS, after they detected the toxic chemicals between 2016 and 2018.
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 or worked at Picacho Training Site and 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.