Contaminated Military Bases:
- Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow
- El Toro Marine Corps Air Station (decommissioned)
- Mather Air Force Base
- McClellan Air Force Base
- March Air Force Base
- Norton Air Force Base
- Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base
24 Bases with reported TCE water contamination
(Source: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry)
Fairchild Air Force Base (4 waste areas)
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The Craig Road Landfill is the source of TCE groundwater contamination that has been found in Vietzke Village public supply wells and the Scafco Corporation facility supply well. It is also a possible source of TCE contamination in the Airway Heights public supply wells.
Vietzke Village Residents
The supply wells for the Vietzke Village are officially abandoned and no longer a source of exposure. Past exposure to TCE in Vietzke Village drinking water represents no apparent public health hazard to the general population. However, an indeterminate public health hazard exists for the children of women exposed while pregnant to TCE in Vietzke Village drinking water prior to August 1989 when exposure ceased. Children born to women who drank Vietzke Village water while pregnant prior to August 1989 could have been at some risk for birth defects or otheradverse birth outcomes. There is no clear evidence, however, to indicate that the levels of TCE exposure at Vietzke Village were high enough to cause these types of health effects.
Past exposure to nitrate in Vietzke Village drinking water represents no apparent public health hazard to the general population. Levels of nitrate in the Vietzke wells could have caused methemoglobinemia in infants only if additional risk factors were present such as stomach infection, diarrhea or high dietary nitrate intake. An indeterminate health hazard exists for the children of women exposed while pregnant to nitrate in Vietzke Village drinking water. Inconclusive evidence suggests that levels of nitrates similar to those found in the Vietzke wells can cause adverse birth outcomes.