Navy To Fund Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Studies

The Navy will pay for the re-analysis a 10-year-old government study on whether contaminated water harmed babies at Camp Lejeune.

The outcome of the study could affect claims by former residents of the Marine Corps base seeking damages over health problems they blame on exposure to contaminated water.

A letter obtained by The Associated Press shows the Navy will spend almost $2 million for another look at a 1998 study that investigated cancer and birth defects in babies born to women who were pregnant at Camp Lejeune before contaminated wells were shut down.

The service is also funding a water model study that will show the extent of the contamination.

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  • by Devil Dog Location: Greenville on Dec 4, 2009 at 09:20 AM
    Another put off... My wife and I both have had cancer and other health problems. We were at Lejeune before and during that time period. I guess the government will finally decide when we are all dead.

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