Yuma Proving Ground

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Location 301, C Street, Yuma, Arizona, 85365, United States
Years of Operation 1850-Present

U.S. Yuma Proving Ground has a long history in Arizona. The site first opened in 1850 as Fort Yuma, and the Yuma Quartermaster Depot opened in the same location in 1865. After these facilities closed, the Yuma Test Branch opened in 1943. The site was then renamed the Yuma Proving Ground when the U.S. Army Materiel Command took over operations in 1962.

The main function of Yuma Proving Ground is the testing of ammunition, artillery systems, and air delivery.

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 or worked at Yuma Proving Ground 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.