Andersen Air Force Base (AAFB) is a 20,000-acre site located on the northern end of the island of Guam. Since 1940, AAFB provides support for Strategic Air Command operations. Hazardous substances associated with AAFB operations include solvents such as trichloroethane (TCE) and paint thinners; dry cleaning fluids and laundry products; fuels such as JP-4 and gasoline; pesticides; antifreeze; aircraft cleaning compounds; and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).
Another base chemical contamination issue brought to our attention is the existence of Agent Orange aboard Ft. Chaffee, Arkansas. The base is not currently listed on the EPA Superfund site list (NPL list), but has sparked interest due to potential Agent Orange exposure. According to our research, there appear to be several possibilities for potential exposure: