Onslow County Man Speaks To Congress About Water

An Onslow County man is scheduled to testify Tuesday on Capitol Hill. Jerry Ensminger will speak before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. At issue is a topic close to Ensminger's heart.

Ensminger says contaminated tap water aboard Camp Lejeune in the 1980s is responsible for the death of his daughter to a rare form of cancer.

Ensminger testified before Congress in April 2004 about the toxic tap water aboard Camp Lejeune.

The water at Camp Lejeune is under new scrutiny from members of congress after the Walter Reed Army Medical Center controversy. A house subcommittee holds a special hearing Tuesday to discuss the contaminated drinking water controversy. U.S. Health Officials are in the process of seeing if the water tainted with solvents affected children's health. The former residents are seeking nearly four billion dollars.

Congress plans to stream audio of the testimony. You can hear it by clicking here . The hearing begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

To learn more about the water contamination aboard Camp Lejeune in the 1980s, click here .