Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base was built in 1941 as Grandview Airport. The Army Air Force used this location as an overflow training site during World War II. It then became an air force base in 1952 in response to the start of the Cold War. This transition has a significant impact on the local economy. While the base officially closed in 1994, it’s still used as an Army Reserve Center and hosts multiple private companies.
The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*
|PFAS (Firefighting Foam)||Potential Effects||-||-||Testicular cancer, Renal (kidney) cancer, Prostate cancer|
If you were stationed at Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base 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.