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Thanks RonG...and hopoe meets with your approval.....as well other vets and SuperModerators....???????

PS: Those interested might want see as well, if thinking relocating vic Gulf Coast VA?VISN-16:
This great forum, as believe Post#80 above keeping in line with PEBForum Threads under: Forums PEB and Disability Evaluation System Overview Conditions and Ratings Gulf War Syndrome” as well as other threads (see below example only), perhaps, on vets-all US conflicts, suffering major health issues due to toxic exposure while deployed.....?????

Forums Service Specific Forums Service Specific Forums Army Forum Army Discussion TO ANYONE WHO SERVED AT FOB HAMMER, IRAQ”
Forums PEB and Disability Evaluation System Overview Conditions and Ratings Respiratory Conditions Burn pit documents and resources”
Forums PEB and Disability Evaluation System Overview Conditions and Ratings Gulf War Syndrome Presumptive Illness VA Claim(s)”
Forums PEB and Disability Evaluation System Overview Conditions and Ratings Autoimmune Conditions American Legion Magazine Article "Fort McClellan's Toxic Legacy" -Did Not Know Post Here or Gulf War Syndrome Or WRIISC Wash. DC”

With that in mind, those vets, these above type issues might be interested in following if looking to re-locate.....????









For what a "EPA Superfund Site" is might want see below, as example only, among many such web-sites internet:


Once again, hope this helps some vets, their dependents-survivors, caregiver's etc...with e"exposure" issues among others if looking to relocate within and outside US.....perhaps..????

(Still issues internet or web-site, etc....)
 

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Interesting aside, vets Gulf Coast VA Region/VISN-16... a Former Gulf Coast VA/VISN-16 employee(s) with the OEF/OIF team, among others, avid sportsman and supposedly had all the chemical or other munitions dumpsites off the Coast of Mississippi in their Fish Finder/GPS....wonder if shared with other veterans or posted at Gulf Coast VCA HQ, in Biloxi MS? If not perhaps current Gulf coast VA/VISN-16 OEF/OIF Team members might have copy/list or if not can contact, some former members-employees, and get stated coordinates..... to share with vets...??? Might be worth contacting, if true(?)....the below once again:

Returning Service Members - Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System (below in "quotes" cited from listed web-site...those interested in perhaps pursuing..????)

"Transition and Care Management (TCM)/OEF/OIF/OND Team:
TCM/OEF/OIF/OND Main Office Location:
Bldg. 3, 1A103
400 Veterans Ave.
Biloxi, MS 39531
Fax: 228.523.5169"


See also, as may assist, decision making on "recreational fishing" vets Gulf Coast regions and those contemplating a relocation...:


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hope this helps some vets, their dependents-survivors, caregiver's etc...with "exposure" issues among others if looking to relocate within and outside US.....perhaps..????

(Still issues internet or web-site, etc....)
 

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Found following on "Cheapest States US To Live" those interested(?): Cheapest States To Live In 2019 the excerpt below in "quotes" cited from web-site:

"Several organizations and publications have conducted studies to find which states in the U.S. are the cheapest to live. One such study is CNBC’s America’s Top States for Business report. In this report, one of the categories is Cost of Living, which is based on the 2017 Annual Average Cost of Living Index published by the Council for Community and Economic Research.
CNBC published the results of this study in the summer of 2018. The cheapest state to live in was determined to be Mississippi. The average home price in this state is just over $214,000. A monthly utility bill is over $114, while a doctor visit costs less than $90."

Perhaps of assistance some vets looking relocate, etc.......not just US Gulf Coast, etc...but anywhere US.....????

(Still sadly-issues website or internet- cannot copy paste accurately, etyc...)
 

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Following above post #84 “cheapest places live US”… thought provide those vets interested relocation some info on utilities Gulf Coast Region, as well as obvious things that follow, as well for vets “exposure” issues some items that may interest them, and some potential “legal” issues may want be aware of, etc…..

Daphne, Alabama - WikipediaDaphne, Alabama” From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (below in “quotes’ cited from listed web-link…)

The inhabited history of what is now called Daphne dates at least to the Paleo-Indian period and Native American tribes around 9000 BC.[5] Modern-day Daphne is a thriving suburb of nearby Mobile. Daphne has adopted the nickname ″The Jubilee City″ in recognition of its status as one of the locations of the Mobile Bay jubilee. The only other place jubilees occur is in Tokyo Bay.”…. Infrastructure…Utilities[edit] : Daphne Public Utilities provides water, sewer and natural gas services to the city.[46] There are about 11,000 water customers, 10,000 sewer customers and 4,000 natural gas customers.[47] The utility operates 12 water wells, seven waste treatment facilities and dozens of pumping stations throughout the city.[48] In 2009, the Utilities board was selected by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top 35 small workplaces in America.[49] In 2010 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency named Daphne Utilities as the best large groundwater utility in eight southeastern states.[47] In October, 2013, Daphne Utilities approved a water and sewage rate hike of $21 million over three years. The rate hike will cover expenses related to expansion and compliance with federal regulations. The average increase will amount to $3.66 per month for the average residential customer.[48][50] Electrical service is provided by the Foley, Alabama based Riviera Utilities. Riviera resells electric current and has no generation facilities of its own. Landline telephone service is provided by AT&T. The city is in the 251 area code. Land based cable television service is provided by Mediacom. Because of Daphne's proximity to the coast, all utilities prepare for tropical storms and hurricanes which often impact delivery of services.”

https://coast.noaa.gov/data/estuaries/pdf/the-jubilee-phenomenon-teacher-guide.pdfActivity 10 The Jubilee Phenomenon

Foley, Alabama - WikipediaFoley, Alabama” From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (below in “quotes’ cited from listed web-link…)

Foley was named for its founder, John B. Foley of Chicago.[5] As Foley was traveling to President McKinley's funeral in 1901, he met a railroad agent who told him of the area in South Baldwin County. Foley came down the following year, and he liked what he saw and bought up to between 40,000 acres (160 km2) and 50,000 acres (200 km2) of land. He then returned to Chicago and formed the Magnolia Springs Land Company, currently known as the Magnolia Land Company. As he began to sell off acreage, he realized the need for a better way for the people to come to Foley.[citation needed] “

“Contents
1History
2Geography
3Demographics
4Education
4.1Schools
4.1.1Post-secondary school
4.1.2High school
4.1.3Middle school
4.1.4Primary schools
5Foley Public Library
6Points of interest
7Notable people
8Activities
9Gallery
10References


[Note: Oddly nothing on Infrastructure….in above article Foley AL….??]

Riviera Utilities - a utility company serving Baldwin County and South Alabama

Employment Opportunities :: Riviera Utilities Current Openings Telecommunications Engineer

Alabama Power - WikipediaAlabama Power” From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (below in “quotes’ cited from listed web-link…)

Alabama Power Company, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, is a company in the southern United States that provides electricity service to 1.4 million customers in the southern two-thirds of Alabama. It also operates appliance stores.[3] It is one of four U.S. utilities operated by the Southern Company, one of the nation's largest generators of electricity. Alabama Power is an investor-owned, tax-paying utility, and the second largest subsidiary of Southern Company. More than 78,000 miles (126,000 km) of power lines carry electricity to customers throughout 44,500 square miles (115,000 km2). Alabama Power is the largest taxpayer in Alabama. If the company was a stand-alone entity (as opposed to a subsidiary), it would be the largest company headquartered in Alabama by revenue and would rank #448[4] on the Fortune 500 in 2015. Alabama Power's hydroelectric generating plants encompass several lakes on the Tallapoosa, Coosa, and Black Warrior rivers, as well as coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear and cogenerationplants in various parts of the state. In addition to generating electricity, the waters surrounding the plants offer recreational opportunities for Alabama residents and visitors.”

NOTE: Among others Alabama Power sells its electricity to Riviera Utilities, etc……..which resells it to local consumers…..

Southern Company - WikipediaSouthern Company” From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (below in “quotes’ cited from listed web-link…)

Southern Company is an American gas and electric utility holding company based in the southern United States. It is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with executive offices also located in Birmingham, Alabama. The company is currently the second largest utility company in the U.S., in terms of customer base. Through its subsidiaries it serves 9 million gas and electric utility customers in nine states. Southern Company's regulated regional electric utilities serve a 120,000-square-mile (310,000 km2) territory with 27,000 miles (43,000 km) of distribution lines.[4] For other companies named Southern, see Southern § Businesses.”

Southern Company on the Forbes America's Best Employers By State List (below in “quotes’ cited from listed web-link…)

Southern Company MARKET CAP$54.1B TICKERSO $57.69$-0.25 (-0.43%) INDUSTRY Electric Utilities FOUNDED1945 COUNTRY United States CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Thomas A. Fanning EMPLOYEES29,192 SALES$23.6B HEADQUARTERS Atlanta, Georgia As of May 15, 2019

ALABAMA POWER COMPANY

++++Those vets interested in land, and perhaps inexpensive way obtain, may want to see, as example of way purchase only the below:

Alabama Power Company to auction 384 acres just off Lakeshore ParkwayAlabama Power Company to auction 384 acres just off Lakeshore ParkwayPR NewswireJuly 2, 2019

Alabama Power Company Land Auction | Pearce & AssociatesAlabama Power Company Land Auction

++++However, vets may want to be aware of potential issues such as the following:

Lawsuit claims Fairhope city officials prevented property sales following denial of subdivision applicationLawsuit claims Fairhope city officials prevented property sales following denial of subdivision application” Updated Mar 06, 8:34 AM;Posted Nov 27, 10:22 PM By John Sharp | [email protected] (below in “quotes’ cited from listed web-link…)

FAIRHOPE, Alabama - A couple of homeowners within a Fairhope subdivision are seeking compensation from the city after the Fairhope Planning Commission denied a rezoning earlier this month that prevented them from selling their properties. A lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Baldwin County civil court by Bay Minette attorney Daniel Blackburn, requests damages after the commission unanimously voted Nov. 3 to deny a subdivision approval they claim was already approved in 1999.

++++Some other potential issues disabled vets may want to be aware of are perhaps some of the following, as example only:


https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2019/06/alabama-power-to-close-40-office-locations-later-this-year.htmlAlabama Power to close 40 office locations later this yearUpdated Jun 08, 7:08 PM;Posted Jun 08, 4:32 PM By Ivana Hrynkiw | [email protected]

https://www.al.com/live/2010/02/fairhope_settles_baldwin_emc_l.html Fairhope settles Baldwin EMC lawsuitUpdated Jan 14, 8:14 PM;Posted Feb 24, 9:49 AM By Russ Henderson, Press-Register (below in “quotes’ cited from listed web-link…)

FAIRHOPE, Ala. -- Two years ago, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that more than 300 Quail Creek Estates customers would continue to get their electric service from the city of Fairhope rather than Baldwin EMC. But on Monday night, the City Council approved a settlement stemming from a second lawsuit filed against the city by the utility cooperative based in Summerdale shortly after the high court's 2008 decision.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/pageturnpro2.com/Publications/201502/1629/57662/PDF/130687453569320000_Lagniappe 02.19.15_web.pdfCity spent more than $100,000 in legal fees on trash lawsuit” BY DALE LIESCh/REPORTER | [email protected] (below in “quotes’ cited from listed web-link…)

The city of Mobile has been billed for more than $100,000 in legal fees and expenses for defending the Solid Waste Authority in a breach of contract lawsuit filed by Waste Management late in 2013. Late last month, a federal jury awarded Waste Management more than $8 million as a result of the lawsuit, although it’s unclear how the SWA will pay it. City Attorney Ricardo Woods said the city is on the hook for the legal fees, but said it would not be responsible for paying the $8.1 million judgment awarded in U.S. District Court. “The Solid Waste Authority is a separate, stand-alone entity,” Woods said. “I can’t tell you who’s responsible, but I know who isn’t.””

https://www.dearmanlawfirm.com/city-fairhope-alabama-municipal-court/ MUNICIPAL COURT PROCEEDINGS IN THE CITY OF FAIRHOPE, ALABAMA” (vets might want to see as potential example of what could face even minor infractions law, cited in “quotes” below….and not as endorsement of any services, etc.…)

Your circumstances could vary from facing municipal criminal charges such as a DUI or misdemeanor traffic violation, to a drug offense or assault charge in Baldwin County, to a pending felony conviction in a Alabama Court or United States Federal Court….In any adult or juvenile defense matter, domestic violence or drug charge in the City of Fairhope, Alabama, as well as any county, state or federal probation violations….protect your legal rights and freedoms. If you have already gone before a judge, you or the accused has 14 days from the conviction to appeal the case to the Baldwin County Circuit Court in front of a jury of your peers.”

https://www.obawebsite.com/blog/category/news/lawsuit/ Below story “quotes” from listed web-link among many:

Gulf Shores woman fights condo association after ordered to remove American flag | WPMI May 02, 2019 “

https://library.municode.com/al/fairhope/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=COOR_CH12HESA_ARTIVFLDAPR_DIV1STAUFIFAPUOB_S12-100STAU
Sec. 12-5. - Sound trucks, etc. (below in “quotes’ cited from listed web-link…)

“It shall be unlawful for any person, by agent or otherwise, to operate on or along the streets, sidewalks or other public places of the city or its police jurisdiction any vehicle with a loudspeaker, phonograph, radio or other instrument of like kind or nature in operation when the sound from such instrument can be heard in the buildings adjoining the street, sidewalk or other place along which the vehicle containing the instrument is traveling. (Ord. No. 1443, 12-27-10) Editor's note— Prior to the reenactment of § 12-5 by Ord. No. 1443, Ord. No. 1100, § 3, adopted Jan. 8, 2001 repealed § 12-5 which pertained to noise—tests and standards and derived from Ord. No. 544, § 3, adopted July 28, 1975. Sec. 12-5.1. - Noise generally. (a) Noise prohibited. (1) It shall be unlawful for any person to play, use or operate, or permit to be played, used or operated, any radio, tape player, cassette player, compact disc player, or other machine or device for reproducing sound, in or on any public property, including any public street, road, building, sidewalk, or park, in such a manner that the sound generated is plainly audible at a distance of twenty-five (25) feet or more from the source of the sound. (2) It shall be unlawful for any person to play, use or operate, any radio, tape player, cassette player, compact disc player, or other machine or device for reproducing sound in any motor vehicle on a street or highway in such a manner that the sound generated in plainly audible at a distance of twenty-five (25) feet or more from the motor vehicle. (3) Possession by a person or persons of any of the machines or devices enumerated above shall be prima facie evidence that the person operates or those persons operate the machine or device. (b) Exceptions. The prohibition of this section shall not apply to: (1) Any athletic event, cultural event or concert authorized by the city. (2) Any noises or sounds produced by radios, sirens, or other equipment attached to, or being operated by, any police, fire, rescue, or other emergency vehicles or personnel. (Ord. No. 1443, 12-27-10) Note— See the editor's note to § 12-3.”

PS: Vets, with “exposure” issues, once again may be interested the following, for both domestic and abroad relocation consideration:

https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CZIC-td194-56-a2-f56-1979/html/CZIC-td194-56-a2-f56-1979.htm

https://icastinayak.com/tag/tokyo-bay-jubilee/

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/regional/2018/09/07/cleaning-up-tokyos-polluted-beaches-activists-and-officials-on-a-mission-to-create-safe-environment

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2018/09/15/lifestyle/ensuring-tokyo-bay-fit-swimming-ahead-2020-olympics/#.XV0Az-hKhPY

https://inis.iaea.org/search/search.aspx?orig_q=RN:9398101

https://coast.noaa.gov/data/estuaries/pdf/the-jubilee-phenomenon-teacher-guide.pdf

Sincerely hope helpful disabled vets, their dependents, survivors and/or caregivers etc.…… considering any relocation...?????

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This thread with its valuable information has been archived and can still be reviewed. However, it has been closed to additional posts.

A new thread for this subject has been established at LINK to Best States for Veterans <----

The new thread is for concise information about certain features that might be attractive to veterans who are considering relocating to another state.

Example:

Texas has many benefits for veterans. See this LINK to Benefits in Texas for Veterans <----

Please keep posts to ten lines or less and kept within the subject area. Providing a link to where the benefits are outlined saves space.

Additionally, discussion about politics and/or religion should be avoided.

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