Location: Point Pleasant, WV 25550
Years of Operation: 1942-1945
The West Virginia Ordnance Works was a TNT production site that operated from 1942 to 1945. This 8,323-acre location became an EPA Superfund site during the early 80’s and has undergone site remediation. The state, county, companies, and individuals currently own the land.
The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*
|Asbestos||Lung scarring, cancer|
|Trinitrotoluene (TNT)||Abnormal liver function, anemia, cataracts, skin irritation|
|Trinitrobenzene & dinitrotoluene||Reduced ability of the blood to carry oxygen|
|Arsenic||Discoloration of the skin|
Death at high levels
|Lead||Nervous system damage, anemia, kidney damage, miscarriage, reproductive damage, death at high levels|
|Beryllium||Chronic beryllium disease (lung scarring)|
If you were stationed at the West Virginia Ordnance Works site 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.