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Hagan Wants Hearings On Lejeune Water Issues

A North Carolina senator is calling for a congressional hearing about contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune.

Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan said Tuesday that a new study of water at Camp Lejeune downplays effects on health and doesn't take into account previous studies. The report released last week by the National Research Council said there is evidence people at the base were exposed to chemicals. But the report said there was no definite link to birth defects, cancer and other ailments suffered by people who lived and worked on base.

Hagan says former Lejeune personnel and residents "need closure on this issue." She is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and says she wants the committee to hold a hearing.

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