From 1985 to 2001, personnel at Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi in Atsugi, Japan may have been exposed to environmental contaminants from off-base waste incinerators. The incinerators were shut down in May 2001.
When Congressman Kurt Schrader went home to his district in Portland, Oregon to listen to constituents at a recent town hall meeting, he heard something new. It appears that veterans and civilians at other bases are starting to speak up about toxic exposure at other installations during their service. Schrader heard from several veterans who were concerned about exposure while stationed at Naval Air Facility Atsugi in Japan from 1985-2001.