Specific Environmental Hazards
If you were exposed to specific environmental hazards (such as burn pits) while serving at military installations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere, you may have developed a disease related to this exposure.
Are you eligible for compensation?
Yes, if: You have a disability resulting from your exposure to an environmental hazard during military service. This exposure may include:
- Particulate matter or large burn pits throughout Iraq, Afghanistan, and Djibouti in the Horn of Africa.
- A large sulfur fire at Mishraq State Sulfur Mine near Mosul, Iraq.
- Hexavalent chromium exposure at the Qarmat Ali Water Treatment Plant at Basra, Iraq.
- Pollutants from a waste incinerator near the Naval Air Facility at Atsugi, Japan.
Who is covered
You and your survivors
- Health care
How it works
You should submit any additional information (such as the Burn Pit Registry) regarding proof of exposure when filing your claim.