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George AFB’s Atmospheric Nuclear Weapons Testing Decontamination Centers

  With the recent declassification and/or release of documents, through FOIA, by the Air Force Historical Research Agency (AFHRA) and Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) we now know that there were several Atmospheric Nuclear Weapons Testing Radiological Decontamination Centers at the former George Air Force Base (AFB), CA – EPA Superfund ID: CA2570024453. When the Air Force suppressed information, withheld documents, and denied the existence of the George AFB’s Atmospheric Nuclear Weapons Testing Decontamination & Decommissioning Centers, the Air Force lied: To ... [Read More...]

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George AFB’s Organochlorine Pesticides’ Contamination

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In 2002, aldrin, chlordane, DDT, dieldrin, endrin, heptachlor, and lindane were detected in the surface soil at the George AFB Family Housing ... [Read More...]

George AFB’s Asbestos Contamination

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“There are 1,970 buildings on-base (including 1,641 housing units) with a total square footage of floor space of 4,629,926, approximately 10 ... [Read More...]

Southeast Disposal Area – Completed Exposure Pathways

Radioactive Waste Disposal Site at George AFB SEDA
Supply Wells The SEDA is physically located about ¼ mile upstream of the Drinking Water Supply Wells for George AFB, Adelanto, CA, several ... [Read More...]

George AFB’s Hazardous Toxic and Radioactive Waste Sites

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Potential Contaminants of Concern at the former George Air Force Base, CA, "EPA Superfund ID: CA2570024453" Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM), Aviation [Avgas], Benzene, ... [Read More...]

Industrial Waste – Completed Exposure Pathways

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From 1965 to 1 December 1981 (16 years), the Air Force dumped 5,578,400 gallons of industrial waste containing known carcinogens into ... [Read More...]

George AFB’s Children

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  I have received dozens of personal accounts about miscarriages, stillbirths, birth defects, and childhood cancers at George Air Force Base.  Here ... [Read More...]

George AFB’s Burn Pits and Incinerators

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The Burn Pits and Incinerators at George Air Force Base provided a Completed Exposure Pathway (CEP). Burn Pits and Incinerators → known carcinogens and respiratory ... [Read More...]

George AFB’s Schools – Completed Exposure Pathways

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Several people have reported that they, family members, friends, or coworkers from the George AFB schools have cancer. If you worked at ... [Read More...]

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Aquifer Used For Drinking Water Supply, Contaminated Surface / Structure, Indoor Air, Soil, Soil Vapor
Source: CA State Water Resources Control Board

Contaminants of Concern

Asbestos-Containing Materials (ACM) / Friable Asbestos, Aviation [Avgas], Benzene, Chlordane, Diesel, Explosives (UXO, MEC) [Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) / Munitions and Explosives of Concern (MEC)], Gasoline, Heating Oil / Fuel Oil, MTBE / TBA / Other Fuel Oxygenates, Munitions Debris (MD), Nitrate, Other Insecticides [Aldrin / Dieldrin] / Pesticide / Fumigants / Herbicides, Other Petroleum, Other Solvent Or Non-Petroleum Hydrocarbon, Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), Radioactive Isotopes, Tetrachloroethylene (PCE), Toluene, Trichloroethylene (TCE), Vinyl Chloride, Waste Oil / Motor / Hydraulic / Lubricating, Xylene

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CA State Water Resources Control Board

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Personal Accounts

  • Rachel Grasty-Sheehan

    My name is Rachel Grasty-Sheehan. My dad was stationed at George AFB from 1983 to  1989 my dad was an SP, and then he cross trained to Training Management after his back problem got too [Read More...]
  • Donna Lenz

    My husband has also had Esophageal and prostate cancer. And we lost a child to anencephaly. He was based here, then onto Phu Cat. He got the toxins from everywhere!
  • Brigitte Leehr

    My name is Brigitte Leehr (Jones), I lived on George AFB from 1976 – 1979.  I was a dependent child and we lived on base housing during those years. We were deployed to Lakenheath England [Read More...]
  • Suzanne Mounce-Arena

    My name is Suzanne Mounce-Arena – I was stationed at George AFB from 1986-1991- 35th 20th AMU weapons F-4 I lost two pregnancies [miscarriage] at the base, had to get a hysterectomy in my 20’s, [Read More...]
  • Tommy Jacobs

    My family was stationed on George AFB in the early to mid seventies. my mom now has multiple sclerosis (MS) and was diagnosed in 1990. but the drs said she had it for a very [Read More...]
  • Cheryl J. Wolford-Stamps-Carter

    My sister and I were born on George’s Air Force base in 1955 and 1954 respectively. My father Wolford last name was enlisted. My Mother was Beverly. They were married. She died of liver disease [Read More...]
  • Daniel S.

    My name is Daniel S – Dates at George AFB 1987-1992 – Active duty, Nav-Aids/ MET-NAV – 2067 COMM Squadron I lived  off and on base the  entire 5 years, some in the barracks, some in base housing. I [Read More...]
  • D G

    My name is D G, I lived at George AFB as a child of an active duty soldier. I lived there from 83 to 91, at 238 Oregon St. I/m 36 years of age and suffer [Read More...]
  • G. Albi

    My name is G. Albi.  In October 1981, at age 17, I was assigned to George AFB, CA (active duty).  I attended a briefing by the base hospital as part of the INTRO program for newly [Read More...]
  • C. Wilkinson

    I arrived in Fall of 1984 and I had heard from people that they were telling women not to get pregnant. So when I got pregnant in 1985 I was told by the doctor at [Read More...]
  • Lorie Clark

    My name is Lorie Clark, I was stationed at George AFB from 1980-1983. I lived in base housing from 1981-1983. My husband at the time and two daughters lived there. One was born at the [Read More...]
  • Terri Kristl Crooks

    My name is Terri Kristl Crooks, I was active duty assigned to George AFB from July 1980 until March 1982 living in the enlisted barracks and then as a dependent lived in base housing there [Read More...]
  • Annette

    My dad was stationed there GAFB in 70 – 73, I was 13 and up. I had a total hysterectomy with endometriosis and bilateral mastectomies for breast cancer. I have been ill for many years [Read More...]

Articals

  • Victorville Federal Correctional Complex

    If you’ve got nothing to hide, you’ve got nothing to fear. The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) requires the Air Force to make full disclosure of known and suspected contaminants when the [Read More...]
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    What city or company would lease or buy property on a Superfund Site (George Air Force Base, CA), potentiality exposing their employees to toxic contamination, and opening the door to years of litigation? The George [Read More...]
  • Important Documents – Timeline

    1971 February – Hq USAF survey letter – Radioactive Waste Disposal, Hq, SCN 71-28 – AF George AFB was notified by HQ USAF that that all of its radioactive waste burial sites were to be accounted for, [Read More...]
  • FIVE-YEAR CERCLA REVIEW – Former George AFB – Superfund ID: CA2570024453

    GeorgeAFB.Info BaseFamilyHousing.Info Frank Vera PO Box 1313 Jamestown, CA, 95327-1313 Phone: 209-782-4541 31 December 2015 By Email: afrpa.west.pa@us.af.mil Mr. Donald Gronstal BRAC Environmental Coordinator (George) Air Force Civil Engineer Center 3411 Olson Street McClellan, CA [Read More...]
  • Transferred to Civilian Use

    The Secretary of Defense announced the closure of George Air Force Base under the Base Closure and Realignment Act 5 January 1989. George AFB was deactivated December 15, 1992. President Bill Clinton fast-tracked George AFB environmental cleanup [Read More...]
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  • Names and Commands

    Established as the Air Corps Advanced Flying School: 23 June 1941 Construction Began: 12 July 1941 Occupied: 25 October 1941 Renamed Victorville Army Flying School: 6 February 1942 Renamed Victorville Army Air Field: 23 April [Read More...]
  • Mojave River Basin

    Because George Air Force Base is in the Mojave Desert, protection of the water supply is of critical concern. Unfortunately,George AFB’s contamination has seriously damaged the fragile aquifer system of the Mojave River Ground-Water Basin [Read More...]
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    The DOD’s employees hubris towards America Citizens and the callous disregard for the laws that every DOD employee swore to uphold and protect? Pentagon puts budget concerns ahead of Fort McClellan troops’ welfare The Pentagon [Read More...]
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    Because the Department of Defense (DoD) has not acknowledged the true nature and extent of the environmental contamination at the former George AFB, and its Completed Exposure Pathways (CEP): Doctors cannot treat the toxic exposures [Read More...]
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    Is the former George Air Force Base, CA, “EPA Superfund ID: CA2570024453, ″ the Air Force’s Camp Lejeune?  Yes! Some people have asked why it is taking so long to get help for the families of [Read More...]