Location: Coolbaugh Township, PA 18466
Years of Operation: 1912-Present
Tobyanna Army Depot opened in 1952, but the military had been using the site as an artillery field since 1912. The base had also been used as a prisoner of war camp and glider storage facility. Today, Tobyanna is an active army depot that provides a maintenance program, field software services, satellite support, and other readiness operations.
The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*
|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)
|Trichloroethylene (TCE)||Immune system damage, kidney disfunction, respiratory issues, neurological effects, dizziness, behavioral changes, heart damage in unborn children (source, source)|
|Tetrachloroethylene||Neurological changes, vision changes|
|Vinyl Chloride||Liver damage, liver cancer, immune reactions, nerve damage|
|Trans-1,2-dichloroethylene||Nervous system damage, eye irritation (source)|
If you were stationed a Tobyhanna 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.