Senators Question CDC Report On Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) -- Both North Carolina senators and other members of Congress want to know why information was removed from a report on drinking water contamination at Camp Lejeune.

In a letter sent last week to the director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the lawmakers ask why information about the locations of water systems now used at Lejeune was redacted from a report released this month.

A CDC agency is researching the effects of chemical contamination of water at the base from the 1950s to the 1980s.

Sen. Kay Hagan says removing the information sets a troubling precedent for the future of the Lejeune research. She wants full transparency in the process.

A spokeswoman says the Marine Corps is confident its request won't impede the study.

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