Location: Bremerton, WA 98314
Years of Operation: 1891-Present
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard dates back to 1891. It has since provided maintenance and activation of naval vessels. In addition to the Bremerton site, the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility has several locations around the area.
The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*
|Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPE)||Nervous system damage|
|Heavy metals||Headaches, weakness, fatigue, joint and muscle pain, constipation (source)|
|Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)||Damage to the kidneys, liver, and central nervous system; irritation to the eyes, nose, and throat; headaches, nausea, loss of coordination|
Evidence of VOCs causing cancer in animals; some suspected to cause cancer in humans (source)
|Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)||Skin conditions (adults), neurobehavioral and immunological changes (children)|
PCBs have been found to cause cancer in animals
If you were stationed at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard 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.