Children, especially those exposed in utero, could develop neurological impairment if exposed to JP-5 in indoor air over long periods of time.No Public Health Hazard: From the data ATSDR has reviewed, six human exposure situations pose no public health hazard because, although people are or can be exposed to contaminants, the levels are too low to result in adverse health effects. In a group, there’s no pressure, everyone relaxes, and you can be yourself.
sampling for JP-5 related contaminants has not been conducted in certain Sandy Cove Housing Area homes located above JP-5 fuel leaks that have saturated the soils and seeped into underground water.
The groundwater table is very shallow in this area and homes are located just a few feet above these soils and water.
Other Navy operations on the island included conducting oceanographic research and communications functions. Since 1942, military operations at Adak have resulted in municipal and industrial waste generation and disposal.
Wartime and post wartime preparedness training exercises, invasion deterrent tactics, hazardous materials handling and storage, and ordnance demilitarization have lead to additional environmental contamination and physical hazards that were present on Adak Island.
Adak Island is located in the Andreanof Island group of the Aleutian Islands, the string of rugged, volcanic islands (archipelago) curving 1,200 mi (1,900 km) west from the tip of the Alaska Peninsula.