West Point Military Reservation

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Location West Point, New York, United States
Years of Operation 1802-Present

West Point Military Reservation has a rich history in New York State’s Hudson Valley, dating back to 1802. It was the first military academy in the United States. This location is both an academic institution and historic site. Graduates of USMA West Point become officers in the Army.

Known Toxins

The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*

Toxin Potential Effects
Strong Good Limited
PFAS (Firefighting Foam) Potential Effects - - Testicular cancer, Renal (kidney) cancer, Prostate cancer

If you were stationed at West Point Military Reservation 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.