PFAS Contamination Hits Home, Maxwell Air Force Base Heavily Affected

The per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) contamination crisis is inching closer to home. Just 3 miles down the road in Montgomery, Alabama, Maxwell Air Force Base is dealing with serious contamination issues from these “forever chemicals.”

“Best Hometown in the Air Force”

Built in 1910 as the Wright Flying School, Maxwell Air Force Base serves as an important center under the U.S. Air Force’s Air Education and Training Command. Named in honor of Lieutenant William C. Maxwell from Atmore, Alabama, this base is not just a military facility but also the headquarters of the Air University, which plays an important role in the Air Force’s education and training missions.

Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base has evolved significantly over the years. During World War II, it was a central hub for flight training as the Southeast Air Corps Training Center. Today, Maxwell is home to over 12,500 active duty, reserve, civilian, and contractor personnel. The base plays a significant role in both the economic and cultural impact of Montgomery.

PFAS Challenges

Maxwell is currently facing a significant challenge with contamination from PFAS. These dangerous chemicals, stemming from decades of using aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) for firefighting, have raised serious environmental and health concerns. PFAS are known as “forever chemicals” due to their persistence in the environment, and they may be  linked to various health problems,  including cancer.

As the base continues to serve as a critical asset for Air Force training and education, it’s crucial to clean up this pollution to protect the health of the people working there and the local community.

Fighting For Those Who Fight For Us: Veterans & Compensation

Health problems linked to PFAS exposure might not show up right away. Those stationed and/or working at Maxwell Air Force Base should pay close attention to their health. If they notice any strange symptoms, it’s important to get checked by a doctor.

Those who suffer from injuries related to PFAS exposure at the base, including veterans, their families, and workers, may be entitled to financial compensation. Our team of attorneys is dedicated to helping them get the compensation they deserve, acknowledging the sacrifices they’ve made and the unforeseen consequences of their service. We won’t stop until we achieve justice for our clients. Contact us today!

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