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Superfund Site Exposures

With 130 military bases on the EPA National Priority List (EPA Superfund), veterans are at risk of exposure to environmental hazards.
What is Superfund?
Superfund is the name given to the environmental program established to address abandoned hazardous waste sites. It is also the name of the fund established by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (CERCLA statute, CERCLA overview). This law was enacted in the wake of the discovery of toxic waste dumps such as Love Canal and Times Beach in the 1970s. It allows the EPA to clean up such sites and to compel responsible parties to perform cleanups or reimburse the government for EPA-lead cleanups.
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Military Installations

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Camp Lejeune: Past Water Contamination

From the 1950s through the 1980s, people living or working at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, were potentially exposed to drinking water contaminated with industrial solvents, benzene, and other chemicals. Learn more
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Fort McClellan: Toxic Chemical Waste Dump for 64 years

In 1999, after its closing the Environmental Protection Agency declared Fort McClellan a toxic site and mandated it's clean up. Learn more
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Atsugi Japan Shinkampo Incinerator (Dioxin)

The Department of the Navy (DON) Knowingly Exposed Military Members and Their Families To Toxic Incinerator Emissions From 1985-2001 (16 Years) Learn more
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U.S. Air Force

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U.S. Army

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U.S. Navy

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U.S. Coast Guard

Common Chemicals Found at Superfund Sites
Chemical Substance Database

Source:
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)

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