Picatinny Arsenal

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Location 213, New Jersey 15, Wharton, New Jersey, 07885, United States
Years of Operation 1880-Present

Picatinny Arsenal opened in 1880 as the Dover Powder Depot. The site was later renamed Picatinny Powder Depot. During World War II, this location became a production site for large ammunition. It continued armament activities through the 20th century, and it’s currently a hub for military scientists, engineers, and technicians.

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
PFAS (Firefighting Foam) Potential Effects - - Testicular cancer, Renal (kidney) cancer, Prostate cancer

If you were stationed at Picatinny Arsenal 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.