Location: Vandenberg AFB, CA 93437
Years of Operation: 1958-Present
Vandenberg Air Force Base opened in 1958 and includes over 98,000 acres of land, as well as 35 miles of coastline. This site is the only military base in the country that focuses on launching unmanned satellites into polar orbit. They also completes space and missile testing. The 30th Space Wing currently manages the base. Since the base first opened, there have been over 1,700 launches.
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)
If you were stationed or worked at Vandenberg Air Force Base and have 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.