Location: Lathrop, CA 95330
Years of Operation: 1941-Present
Sharpe Army Depot started as a military supply installation in 1941. Personnel at the base loaded hundreds of rail cars per day with supplies and military equipment. The installation operated through conflicts of the twentieth century. Currently, this location is among three installations in the San Joaquin Depot.
Environmental investigations revealed that the military disposed of chemicals on site, causing groundwater and soil contamination. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other toxic substances were found on the site.
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)
|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)
If you worked at Sharpe Army Depot 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.