Camp Lejeune Contaminated Water Hearings In Washington D.C.

For about 30 years Marines and their families aboard Camp Lejeune were exposed to contaminated water.

During a Veteran Affairs hearing Thursday in Washington, Senators heard from some who think that water is the cause of their health problems.

Thursday, North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan told the committee, studies show between 1957 and 1987 Marines at Camp Lejeune drank and bathed in water that was contaminated by toxins.

The committee also heard from Michael Partain.

He was born on the base in 1968 and at the age of 39 was diagnosed with male breast cancer.

Partain blames Lejeune's contaminated water for his disease. It's an affect Major General Eugene Payne says the military could have never predicted.


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  • by Debi Location: MO on Jan 10, 2011 at 12:47 PM
    The love of my life has liver failure due to contamination from Camp LeJune but VA says they need more proof and have all his VA records that shows over half the liver gone, PLEASE he is not a drinker or never has been. Doctors state it is chemically induced and tested positive in VA hospital for TCE. Please someone help us.He was there in 1972-1974.
  • by Isiah jr Location: atlanta georgia on Oct 20, 2009 at 08:51 PM
    bootcamp march.i9.i974 I.diagnosis with sinusitis at the time of entry into active military service. while at camplejuene.I was exposure to tce and pce. and contaminated water i977..
  • by Terry Location: Wilmington,NC on Oct 9, 2009 at 08:13 PM
    www.watersurvivors.com is a web-site started by two sisters that lived at Camp LeJeune for 15 years and have been sick their entire lives. They have been working to help the half million or so people that were exposed to this toxic tragedy on Capitol Hill for many years. Their site offers a victims registry, a links page to many helpful sites,a photo page where you can see them working on the Hill, a background history page and a discussion group where you can share or have a compassionate ear and help when possible. A family who all understands. Please visit and join watersurvivors and help us to get the justice we deserve.
  • by William S Smith Location: Brevard, NC on Oct 8, 2009 at 06:05 PM
    Partain blames Lejeune's contaminated water for his disease. It's an affect Major General Eugene Payne says the military could have never predicted. This is a sad commentary when a Major General believes that drinking contaminated water is a problem that "the Army could have not predicted".
  • by Andrea Location: Ohio on Oct 8, 2009 at 05:53 PM
    If you are wanting additional information on the Camp Lejeune water contamination, please visit the website of The Few, The Proud, The Forgotten www.tftptf.com. TFTPTF was formed by 2 Marines whose families were exposed. On TFTPTF's site you will find a historical documents library, illness registry, photo gallery and discussion board. Mike Partain is our Lead Community Member and had been a huge part in getting word out to others who may have been exposed.
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