Other Contaminated U.S. Military Installations

Civilian Exposure - Environmental Protection Agency Logo*NOTE: Site list and links below updated from the EPA Superfund website on Oct. 20, 2015.

While the initial focus of CivilianExposure.org is on Camp Lejeune contamination, research shows that this is problem is much larger than one base.

Camp Lejeune is unfortunately the flagship of contamination on a long list of other contaminated U.S. military installations.



The following is a complete list of other military installations with contamination that are listed on the full EPA Superfund (CERCLA) Site List.

Currently, there are 157 federal sites on the full list, with another 4 proposed to be added.  As we continue our research, we will add additional sites and details for each.

NOTE: The EPA recently altered all of the direct links to the narrative pages on each of the sites listed below.  Perhaps this was a simple server and link cleanup, or it was meant to render dead all of our links (and all similar links on other advocate sites) to deter information spreading. At present, you can only view this list. We are working to re-link all of these to their respective EPA information pages and will let you know when complete.

US Air Force

Site Name City State
Air Force Plant #4 (General Dynamics) Fort Worth TX
Air Force Plant 85 Columbus OH
Air Force Plant PJKS Littleton CO
American Lake Gardens/McChord AFB Tacoma WA
Andersen Air Force Base Yigo GU
Andrews Air Force Base Andrews Air Force Base MD
Arnold Engineering Development Center (USAF) Tullahoma/Manchester TN
Brandywine DRMO Brandywine MD
Castle Air Force Base (6 Areas) Merced CA
Chanute Air Force Base Rantoul IL
Dover Air Force Base Dover DE
Edwards Air Force Base Edwards AFB CA
Eielson Air Force Base Fairbanks AK
Ellsworth Air Force Base Ellsworth AFB SD
Elmendorf Air Force Base Anchorage AK
F.E. Warren Air Force Base Cheyenne WY
Fairchild Air Force Base (4 Waste Areas) Spokane WA
George Air Force Base Victorville CA
Griffiss Air Force Base (11 Areas) Rome NY
Hanscom Field/Hanscom Air Force Base Bedford MA
Hill Air Force Base Hill AFB UT
Homestead Air Force Base Homestead Air Force Base FL
Loring Air Force Base Limestone ME
Luke Air Force Base Glendale AZ
March Air Force Base Riverside CA
Mather Air Force Base (AC&W Disposal Site) Mather CA
McChord Air Force Base (Wash Rack/Treatment Area) Tacoma WA
McClellan Air Force Base (Ground Water Contamination) McClellan AFB CA
McGuire Air Force Base #1 Wrightstown NJ
Mountain Home Air Force Base Mountain Home ID
Norton Air Force Base (Lndfll #2) San Bernardino CA
Pease Air Force Base Portsmouth/Newington NH
Plattsburgh Air Force Base Plattsburgh NY
Rickenbacker Air National Guard (USAF) Lockbourne OH
Robins Air Force Base (Landfill #4/Sludge Lagoon) Houston County GA
Tinker Air Force Base (Soldier Creek/Building 3001) Oklahoma City OK
Travis Air Force Base Travis AFB CA
Twin Cities Air Force Reserve Base (Small Arms Range Landfill) Minneapolis MN
Tyndall Air Force Base Panama City FL
Williams Air Force Base Chandler AZ
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Dayton OH
Wurtsmith Air Force Base Oscoda MI

US Army

Site Name City State
Aberdeen Proving Ground (Edgewood Area) Edgewood MD
Aberdeen Proving Ground (Michaelsville Landfill) Aberdeen MD
Alabama Army Ammunition Plant Childersburg AL
Anniston Army Depot (Southeast Industrial Area) Anniston AL
Cornhusker Army Ammunition Plant Hall County NE
Fort Detrick Area B Ground Water Fort Detrick MD
Fort Devens Fort Devens MA
Fort Devens-Sudbury Training Annex Sudbury MA
Fort Dix (Landfill Site) Pemberton Township NJ
Fort Eustis (US Army) Newport News VA
Fort George G. Meade Odenton MD
Fort Lewis (Landfill No. 5) Tacoma WA
Fort Lewis Logistics Center Tillicum WA
Fort Ord Marina CA
Fort Richardson (USARMY) Anchorage AK
Fort Riley Junction City KS
Fort Wainwright Fort Wainwright AK
Iowa Army Ammunition Plant Middletown IA
Joliet Army Ammunition Plant (Load-Assembly-Packing Area) Joliet IL
Joliet Army Ammunition Plant (Manufacturing Area) Joliet IL
Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (Northwest Lagoon) Independence MO
Letterkenny Army Depot (PDO Area) Franklin County PA
Letterkenny Army Depot (SE Area) Chambersburg PA
Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant Texarkana TX
Longhorn Army Ammunition Plant Karnack TX
Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant Doyline LA
Materials Technology Laboratory (USARMY) Watertown MA
Milan Army Ammunition Plant Milan TN
Natick Laboratory Army Research, Development, and Engineering Center Natick MA
New Brighton/Arden Hills/TCAAP (USARMY) New Brighton MN
Picatinny Arsenal (USARMY) Rockaway Township NJ
Riverbank Army Ammunition Plant Riverbank CA
Rocky Mountain Arsenal (USARMY) Adams County CO
Sacramento Army Depot Sacramento CA
Savanna Army Depot Activity Savanna IL
Schofield Barracks (USARMY) Schofield HI
Seneca Army Depot Romulus NY
Sharpe Army Depot Lathrop CA
Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant Desoto KS
Tobyhanna Army Depot Tobyhanna PA
Tooele Army Depot (North Area) Tooele UT
Tracy Defense Depot (USARMY) Tracy CA
Umatilla Army Depot (Lagoons) Hermiston OR
US Army/NASA Redstone Arsenal Huntsville AL
Weldon Spring Former Army Ordnance Works St. Charles County MO
West Virginia Ordnance (USARMY) Point Pleasant WV


US Coast Guard

Site Name City State
Curtis Bay Coast Guard Yard Baltimore MD


Site Name City State
Adak Naval Air Station Adak AK
Alameda Naval Air Station Alameda CA
Allegany Ballistics Laboratory (USNAVY) Mineral County WV
Bangor Naval Submarine Base Silverdale WA
Bangor Ordnance Disposal (USNAVY) Bremerton WA
Barstow Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow CA
Brunswick Naval Air Station Brunswick ME
Camp Lejeune Military Res. (USNAVY) Onslow County NC
Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton CA
Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station Havelock NC
Concord Naval Weapons Station Concord CA
Davisville Naval Construction Battalion Center North Kingstown RI
El Toro Marine Corps Air Station El Toro CA
Indian Head Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head MD
Jackson Park Housing Complex (USNAVY) Kitsap County WA
Jacksonville Naval Air Station Jacksonville FL
Marine Corps Combat Development Command Quantico VA
Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany GA
Moffett Naval Air Station Moffett Field CA
Naval Air Development Center (8 Waste Areas) Warminster Township PA
Naval Air Engineering Center Lakehurst NJ
Naval Air Station, Whidbey Island (Ault Field) Whidbey Island WA
Naval Air Station, Whidbey Island (Seaplane Base) Whidbey Island WA
Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek Virginia Beach VA
Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Eastern Pacific Wahiawa HI
Naval Industrial Reserve Ordnance Plant Fridley MN
Naval Security Group Activity Sabana Seca PR
Naval Surface Warfare Center – Dahlgren Dahlgren VA
Naval Undersea Warfare Engineering Station (4 Waste Areas) Keyport WA
Naval Weapons Industrial Reserve Plant Bedford MA
Naval Weapons Station – Yorktown Yorktown VA
Naval Weapons Station Earle (Site A) Colts Neck NJ
Navy Ships Parts Control Center Mechanicsburg PA
New London Submarine Base New London CT
Newport Naval Education & Training Center Newport RI
Norfolk Naval Base (Sewells Point Naval Complex) Norfolk VA
Norfolk Naval Shipyard Portsmouth VA
NWS Yorktown – Cheatham Annex Yorktown VA
Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island SC
Patuxent River Naval Air Station Patuxent River MD
Pearl Harbor Naval Complex Pearl Harbor HI
Pensacola Naval Air Station Pensacola FL
Port Hadlock Detachment (USNAVY) Indian Island WA
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Kittery ME
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Complex Bremerton WA
South Weymouth Naval Air Station Weymouth MA
St. Juliens Creek Annex (U.S. Navy) Chesapeake VA
Treasure Island Naval Station-Hunters Point Annex San Francisco CA
USN Air Station Cecil Field Jacksonville FL
Washington Navy Yard Washington DC
Whiting Field Naval Air Station Milton FL
Willow Grove Naval Air and Air Reserve Station Horsham PA
Yuma Marine Corps Air Station Yuma AZ

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12 thoughts on “Other Contaminated U.S. Military Installations

  • June 10, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    I wanted to click open the links provided concerning other Contaminated U.S. Military Installations and I get an EPA message for either its outdated or will not give me access. How can I see and learn of any health issues at these bases? I was at Lejeune and I’m service-connected for the liver and I was stationed at Parris Island, SC. and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Complex in Bremerton, WA. Thank you for any assistance.

    • June 15, 2015 at 3:58 pm

      Scott: Thanks for pointing this out. These links have been working in the past for quite some time. Evidently, the EPA has shifted servers, changed the links around internally or moved the information altogether. Will have a look and see if I can re-link to the correct available information at the EPA this week. Thanks for the catch!

  • July 28, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    I appreciate this information! As I look at the number of bases that have this problem, it makes me disappointed that I served my country and now all these things are coming back to haunt me. I see a few camps that I was at. After many years, I am beginning to have a lot of health issues. Not only that, I was stationed in Korea and I have some documents saying they dumped Agent Orange there. I am in an appeal process with the VA but always get denied. What is this country coming to?!

    • August 4, 2016 at 2:29 pm

      Thank you for your note and for your service. Indeed, it is disappointing (to put it mildly) that our government remains incompetent in its ability to take care of veterans and federal workers exposed to toxins aboard over 100 military installations in the US and now on some bases in other parts of the world. Unfortunately, Deny, Delay and Deflect is becoming standard practice these days. – GS

  • August 18, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    I served at Naval Facility Coos Head, Oregon for 13 months from 1986 to the shutdown of its array in 1987. Since leaving my first duty station I began having unexplained neurological issues including complex partial seizure disorder, of which I received a service connected disability of 40% in 1988. I wish that my chronic illnesses ended there. I had endometriosis so severe that my uterus was attached to my colon. It was removed at age 40. My thyroid gland removed at age 29 because a nodule had grown so large it interfered with swallowing food and fluids, 6 surgeries to repair my shoulders, ending in a total joint replacement in my right shoulder due to osteoarthritis age 39 and 2014, a second one. Now I have radiculopathy and neuropathy of my right arm due to central stenosis and osteoarthritis of my neck. All this and I’m not even 50 years old, never played sports. I found out my base was contaminated last year, by googling it just because I was reminiscing about my old duty stations. I was poisoned there, living inside a barracks covered by asbestos paint, one of seven dump sites was 150 feet away from where I slept for my shifts. Since my base was on a bluff overlooking Bastendorff Beach the flow of toxins passed in the groundwater and traveled under the terminal building where I worked 72 hours a week. The beach is contaminated with Araclor 1260, dioxins, Vietnam Era herbicides and pesticides, Lead and Benzene, and I believe I am suffering from a multiple system illness from exposure. How? Soil vapor infusion while working 72 hours on the watch floor. I have gulf war illness and it’s home grown. There’s not a damn thing I can do about it because there is no registry for me. The base closed, but there are US Navy personnel working in the Terminal building remotely as a satellite from Pacific Beach, Washington. They are going to get sick too, because even though the base was “cleaned up”, the contamination still exists beneath the four feet of soil they removed and probably dumped somewhere else. And what about th Ed risk to human life before the discovery of the toxins? Or the 120 personnel stationed there that don’t know and were never told they were breathing in toxic, cancer-causing chemicals? I have a doctor for every ailment I have. They think I’m crazy. I can’t get the help I need to expose this. I can’t find the environmental help to get seen by the VA because I am not gulf war, camp le jeune or agent orange. I’m damaged. I’m invisible.

    • January 12, 2017 at 12:02 am

      Dear LL: Thank you for sharing your story with us. It is absolutely heartbreaking that you have had to endure so much at such an early age on multiple fronts from exposure. Yours is a stark reminder that military contamination is not just an issue at a small handful of bases. It is not just a local issue. It is a national issue. It is a system-wide problem within the military and has been for the past half century or more. One only needs to look at the number of bases that have been added to the EPA Superfund list over time. Further, the list of chemicals involved is similar across all bases. We will dig into details about contamination at your base and share what we find in an upcoming newsletter and on our website. Your story, by sharing these details, will help others who may be out there also searching for answers.

      You are not invisible. We will continue to shed light on stories like yours, present information, and keep the spotlight and pressure up on this issue. You may want to reach out to one of these folks to see what the latest is on Coos Head: Norman Read at the Oregon DEQ Western regional office or via email at [email protected]. If this does not work, you can try Gil Wistar at (503) 229-5512, or via email at [email protected] or contact the Western regional office. You may also already have this information, but if not, you can try the local veterans services folks here:

      Coos County Veteran Services – Barye Dellinger, MS, County Veteran Service Officer
      Office Address: 217 North Adams
      Mailing Address: 250 North Baxter
      Coquille, OR 97423
      Phone: 541-396-7590
      Email: [email protected]

      Not sure how relevant, but there’s also the VA Portland Regional Benefits Office. I hope this helps provide a starting point for you. – GS

  • August 19, 2016 at 7:18 am


    Thank you for your service and for being an advocate. I was a wife living at Midway Park in Camp Lejeune as well as base housing in El Toro, CA. I gave birth while at El Toro. My son was born with a heart malforation which was discovered when he was 18 (he’s 31 now). I have 2 questions : was Midway Park and El Toro base housing included in the contamination? Are there any resources available to determine if my son’s birth defect was a result of the contamination and are there any programs in place for us to be tested for potential health issues? Thanks again.

  • August 19, 2016 at 9:31 am

    I would like to see any information you may be able to give about FT. McClellan AL since AEM took over the contamination and I canLt seem to get any information about the contaminates found there.

    • August 21, 2016 at 11:48 pm

      Hi Billie Jo, Thanks for reaching out. Here’s what we have so far on Ft. McClellan, Alabama: http://www.civilianexposure.org/fort-mcclellan-alabama/ . We’re constantly trying to dig around for more information and update the site and newsletters regularly. If there’s other information we can dig up for you, let us know and we’ll try to find it. – GS

  • June 22, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    When are you going to do the Aberdeen Proving Ground Test Vets

    • June 24, 2017 at 3:56 pm

      Hi Randal. We received your request and have a lineup of requests that we’re taking in order. Should have something on Aberdeen in the next 2 weeks. Stay tuned!

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