Location: Meymouth, MA 02188
Years of Operation: 1942-1996
Formerly a municipal airport, the South Weymouth Naval Air Station officially opened in 1942. Base personnel patrolled the Atlantic Coast during World War II, and this location also served as a base for blimp missions. Following the war, the site was used as naval aircraft storage. The Navy then revamped the site to support new aircraft technology. South Weymouth Naval Air Station eventually closed in 1996.
The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*
|Lead (Lead paint)||Nervous system damage, anemia, kidney damage, miscarriage, reproductive damage, death at high levels|
|Jet fuel||Nervous system damage, nausea, anxiety, memory loss, irritability, depression|
If you were stationed at South Weymouth Naval Air Station 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.