VA Claims/USS Satyr Haz Mat List

Unofficial Haz Mat List     Important Links     Important Message for USS Satyr Vets

The following Unofficial Haz Mat list courtesy of Ed Seafeldt RM3 (69-70). Ed compiled this list. If there are other materials to add please contact Webmaster.

Diesel fuel and fumes from gunboats and from ships small diesel powered engines (generators)

Hazardous chemicals storage, use and/or production on board Satyr, on barge, on boats in water, produced by ship and on boats on barge: 
asbestos, 4aminobiphenyl, ammonia, aromatic amines, arsenic, benza[a}anthracene, benzobfluoranthene, benzo[a]pyrene, benzene, berylium, bis(tributyltin) oxide, butyltin trichloride, cadmium, carbon dioxide, butyltin trichloride, cadmium, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, chromium, chlorine bleach, dibenz(a,h)anthracene, dibutyltin dilaurate, dibutyltin maleate, diesel fuels, dimethinitrosanline, dioxin, ethylene glycol, fiberglass resin, fiberglass ground, formaldehyde, formic acid, hydraulic fluid, hydrogen
cyanide, isopropanol, kerosene, lead, mercury, methyl-butyl ether, methylene chloride, methylene chloride, methl ethyl keytone, methylethylnitrosamine, 4-methylnrosamino1-3pyridyl1-butanone,monobutyl ether, (2)napthyl-amine, naptha, naphthalene, nickel, N-nitrosamines, nitrosonormicitine, nitrosonornicotine, nitrous dioxide, petroleum distillate, phosphate, polychlorinated biphenyls, polysyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, phosphoric acid, sodium dichloro-s-triazinetrione dihydrate, sodium hydroxide, sulfuric acid, tetramethyl tin, tin mercaptide, toluene, tributyltin benzoate,
tributyltin fluoride, tributyltin fluoride, tributyl tin(e) trichloroethylene, triphenyltin hydroxide, turpentine, vinyl chloride, xylol xylene.

Important Links
Courtesy of Ed Seafeldt RM3 (69-70).

USS Satyr munitions, concussion grenades, quad 40, shotguns, rifles, pistols, other explosions and TBI/CTE [Added 5/28/12]

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) / Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)
Many veterans are now realizing they had repeated exposure to loud noises that are capable of causing brain injuries and concussions from noises exceeding 160 decibels.  Shotgun blasts; machine gun fire; concussion grenades (1000's were set off adjacent to our ship); twin or dual mount deck gun; or other loud noises.  Reference New York Times article, page A14 and A17
, 5/17/2012   "Explosions injure in ways similar to tackles and punches. Athletes' Brain disease is found in veterans",  regarding CTE injuries manifested as neurological decay; memory loss; personality changes; impaired judgment; depression and dementia. 

Signature evidence of CTE is dead or dying neurons, abnormal clumps of toxic protein and damaged axons, often only found upon brain autopsy.  Veterans who think PTSD is responsible for their symptoms are surprised to find out about CTE manifestations. 

Independent occupational medicine referral from a primary (outside VA) care physician can provide a manifest medical opinion which would otherwise be improbable from VA C&P.      

Service reps are prepared to accept your claims for disability compensation subject to your detailed explanation of exposures and diagnosis by a competent medical authority.  

Link to symptoms of CTE or TBI related to military duties:

Many veterans may find that TBI/CTE symptoms are in addition to PTSD symptoms they may have.
TBI/CTE adds additional elements to consider regarding our military exposures to explosive loud noises and may account for additional medical symptoms veterans have been wondering about for years.  
Veterans may not have PTSD but indeed have TBI/CTE symptoms, or may have both.

Ships Hazardous Material List, Naval Supply Systems Command.
5450 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA  Customer Service 1-866-817-3130
Great site to help crew members provide support documents to adjudicated VA claims

Navy Safety Center, Occupational and Safety Health Directorate
375A Street, Norfolk, VA 23511, Public Affairs Officer 757-444-3520

Navy Safety Center OSH Library
OPNAVINST 5100.23 requires each Navy activity "maintain a suitable safety and health reference library appropriate to the size and functions of the activity." The following instructions and regulations form the foundation of any Navy safety and health reference library. Note: Links provided may open
large .pdf files that do not reside on the Naval Safety Center web site.

Navy Safety Center Afloat OSH Division
The NAVOSH Program Manual for Forces Afloat may be downloaded either as one whole file, or you may choose to download chapters separately. All files have Change 1 incorporated.

United States Department of Labor, Ship & Boat Building & Repair    
This web site provides current federal standards for safety and environmental regulations for personnel involved in ship/boat building and repair such as the activities that crew of the USS Satyr experienced
during their tour on board.

United States Department of Defense Freedom of Information Act Program Links
This website allows crew members of the USS Satyr to access documents from the Federal Government

United States Department of Defense Environmental Exposure End Notes
prepared 27 July 2000.
These end notes provide crew members the opportunity to review hazardous materials notes related to painting operations in today's military that were not available to us during our tour.

United States Centers for Disease Control, (NIOSH) National Institute for
Occupational Safety and Health Databases and Information Sources

This website allows crew to review a wide variety of information related to the chemical compounds they used or were exposed to during their tour.  This website also shows the type of respirators, filters and personal protective clothing and equipment required today to perform duties and occupations we
were involved in during our tour.

United States Centers for Disease Control, Chemical Industry listing for Chemicals Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health Concentrations
This websites lets the USS Satyr crew be aware of potential health risks associated with chemical compounds they may have been exposed to during their tour.

United States Centers for Disease Control, Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
The NPG is intended as a source of general industrial hygiene information on several hundred chemicals/classes for workers, employers, and occupational health professionals. The NPG does not contain an analysis of all pertinent data, rather it presents key information and data in abbreviated or tabular form for chemicals or substance groupings (e.g. cyanides, fluorides, manganese compounds) that are found in the work environment. The information found in the NPG should help users recognize and control occupational chemical hazards.
The latest printed edition of the NIOSH Pocket Guide is dated February 2004 (green cover, NIOSH Publication No. 97-140, third printing with minor changes) and contains information on 677 chemicals or substance groupings. Error! Bookmark not defined. are available from NIOSH, the National
Technical Information Service (NTIS), or the Government Printing Office (GPO).
The Pocket Guide includes the following:
Chemical Names, synonyms, trade names, conversion factors, CAS, RTECS, and DOT Numbers
NIOSH Recommended Exposure Limits (NIOSH RELs)
Occupational Safety and Health Administration Permissible Exposure Limits
NIOSH Immediate Dangerous to Life and Health values (NIOSH IDLHs) (documentation for those values can be found Error! Bookmark not defined. on this website)
A physical description of the agent with chemical and physical properties
Measurement methods
Personal Protection and Sanitation Recommendations
Respirator Recommendations
Information on Health Hazards including route, symptoms, first aid and target organ information.

United States Centers for Disease Control,  Workplace Safety and Health

This website allows crew members to find their occupational skills and read information related to that type of work that may help them with filing a disability claim with the Veterans Administration.

United States Department of Transportation, Chemical Hazard Response Information System (CHRIS)  This manual allows crew members to view chemical compounds they used during their tour and be rerouted via Adobe Acrobat Reader to more information about health effects associated with that
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Society of Naval Architects and Marine engineers website.
The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers is an internationally recognized nonprofit, technical, professional society of individual members serving the maritime and offshore industries and their suppliers. SNAME is dedicated to advancing the art, science and practice of naval architecture,
shipbuilding and marine engineering, encouraging the exchange and recording of information, sponsoring applied research, offering career guidance and supporting education, and enhancing the professional status and integrity of its membership.
The Society's scope includes all aspects of research, production, maintenance and operation of ships, submersibles, yachts, boats, offshore and ocean bottom structures, hydrofoils and surface effect ships. It
administers and supports an extensive Technical and Research (T&R) Program involving over 1,000 individuals as voluntary members and permanent staff in cooperation with government and regulatory agencies, scientific and research laboratories, academic institutions, and the marine industry. Founded in
1893, the Society comprises over 10,000 individuals throughout the United States, Canada and abroad. Membership is open to all qualified applicants in or associated with the maritime, offshore, and small craft industries.

International Maritime Association website.
This website provides the crew with information about chemicals and current regulations covering their transport.

Environmental Protection Agency.
This web site provides crew with additional information about hazardous materials used during our tours.

Message for USS Satyr Vets
Courtesy of Ed Seafeldt RM3 (69-70)

SUBJECT: Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Listing for USS Satyr

For those of us who have medical problems from our adventures overseas onboard Navy ships it has been a nightmare. On behalf of all of our shipmates who are no longer with us due to respiratory infections, diseases and a lifetime of suffering I am providing you with the following list of hazardous chemicals that were present on board the USS Satyr.

This list was compiled after performing the following research:
(1) discussions with former crew members
(2) analysis of shipboard functions
(3) discussions with DOD and US Navy representatives on HAZMAT
(4) FOI act reviews of archived Naval documents
(5) Internet research in Naval records
(6) review of Naval HAZMAT files (both former and current)
(7) by type naval vessel reviews of on-board chemicals
(8) knowledge of chemicals (Graduate US Army Officer Advanced Chemical
School, Ft McClellan, Alabama 1997; 5 years experience as Chemical Officer
in Army Chemical Corps 1994-1999.

Please contact me if you know of any shipmates who have died from or are having any of the following medical problems: Respiratory cancers, asthma, bronchitis, recurring lengthy respiratory problems, other types of cancers, sleep apnea, chronic cough, obstructive lung disease, chronic nasal drip, pneumonia, difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, talking, eating and breathing. RM3 Edward Seafeldt, Seattle, Washington

HAZMAT List for USS Satyr
aromatic amines
carbon dioxide
carbon monoxide
chlorine bleach
diesel fuels
ethylene glycol
fiberglass resin
fiberglass (ground)
formic acid
hydraulic fluid
hydrogen cyanide
methyl-butyl ether
methylene chloride
methyl ethyl ketone
monobutyl ether
napalm jelly
nitrous dioxide
petroleum distillate
polychlorinated biphenyls
polysyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
posphoric acid
sodium dichloro-s-triazinetrione dihydrate
sodium hydroxide
sulfuric acid
vinyl chloride
xylol xylene