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George AFB’s Organochlorine Pesticides Contamination

In 2002, aldrin, chlordane, DDT, dieldrin, endrin, heptachlor, and lindane were detected in the surface soil at the George AFB Family Housing. In 2005 the Air Force advised the City of Victorville that the levels of pesticides detected at the Base Family Housing “could present a danger to human health if soils are inhaled, ingested, or contacted by skin.” On 1 October 2007, the levels of [Read More…]

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Documents needed for a VA C&P Claim “Toxic Exposure”

This is a starter list of documents that should be submitted to the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) for toxic injury as a result of an exposure to “chlordane and other organochlorine pesticides (“OCPs”) at George AFB.” Terri Crooks set a precedent by winning her DVA C&P claim for service connection health conditions as a result to an exposure to chlordane and other organochlorine [Read More…]

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The Air Force Law Review – Pesticides

IS DEATH DIFFERENT? – Air Force Judge Advocate – U.S. … www.afjag.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-090107-042.pdf Mar 1, 2007 – Use of Operations and. Maintenance Funds. During Deployments. Can Old Pesticides Kill. Big Construction Projects? On the Cover. 1. 17. 19. — [PDF]THE AIR FORCE LAW REVIEW – Air Force Judge Advocate www.afjag.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-081009-011.pdf Agriculture, Forest Service Pesticide Fact Sheet at http://infoventures.com/e- hlth/pestcide/24d.html (last visited Mar. 29, 2004). [Read More…]

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Terri Kristl Crooks

Terri just set a precedent by winning her Department of Veterans Administration (DVA) claim for service connected health conditions associated with her exposure to toxic chemicals at George AFB. She had a repeated and prolonged exposure to chlordane and other organochlorine pesticides (“OCPs”) that were used as herbicides, insecticides, termiticides, pesticides, and rodenticides to protect the George Air Force Base Family Housing, dorms, and [Read More…]

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Kansas Army Ammunition Plant (KSAAP) – Pesticides

“It is the EPA’s decision that the pesticides are no longer protected under “intended use” when the structures are demolished or are to be demolished. Because of this, the chemical’s “intended use” is no longer applicable, and the pesticides become ”solid waste” and subject to RCRA Section 1004(27).” Mathy Stanislaus, US EPA, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) Department [Read More…]

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George AFB’s Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP)

Victorville Army Airfield / George Air Force Base (AFB) used organochlorine pesticides, before they were banned, to protect its buildings against termites and other pests. The following pesticides and their breakdown products were detected under and around the George AFB Family Housing: aldrin, chlordane, DDT, dieldrin, endrin, heptachlor, and lindane. The levels of aldrin, dieldrin, and chlordane and their breakdown products were so [Read More…]

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Pesticide Contamination Military Family Housing – News

Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe The lawsuit alleges breaches of contract, violation of the landlord-tenant code, negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress, fraud and unfair and deceptive trade practices. The lawsuit alleges the company failed to properly inform military families of potential health dangers posed by contaminated soil under and around the foundations of older buildings which were demolished and replaced between [Read More…]

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George AFB’s Family Housing – Completed Exposure Pathways

ATSDR Public Health Assessment for George Air Force Base, CA In the 1998 Public Health Assessment for George Air Force Base the ATSDR made the following statements: “ATSDR did not identify any completed exposure pathways from George AFB to children at nearby schools or residential areas.” Page 27 “Soil at George AFB does not represent an apparent past public health hazard and does not represent [Read More…]