Senate To Hold Hearing On Camp LeJeune Tainted Water

The suspected link between tainted water and cluster of men with breast cancer at Camp Lejeune will be examined during senate hearing Tuesday, according to the News and Observer.

The Senate's Environmental and Public Works Committee will hold a hearing on a bill to improve testing and reporting on suspected cancer clusters.

Officials suspect chemicals from a dry cleaner on base made the water unhealthy. Camp Lejeune capped the tainted water wells in the mid 1980's.

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  • by John Location: Vermont on Mar 16, 2012 at 10:39 AM
    I was awarded 100% for eshopageal cancer with environmental hazzard Camp Lejeune and yes my wife will get DIC as this has gone into my liver and I will most likely pass in a year
  • by Donna Location: Waco, TX on Jul 26, 2011 at 07:29 PM
    My husband, a Vietnam era Marine, was stationed state-side at Camp Pendleton, Camp LeJeune, and MCAS El Toro. He also served over 20 months in Vietnam. He past away with esphageal cancer, adenocarcinoma. All three bases were/are Superfund sites with the same contaminants in the water. On the internet I have discovered are many Marines and the family members of these Marines who have same issue. Good Luck with the DIC claim.
  • by Ron Amend Location: Caro, Mi on Mar 29, 2011 at 09:15 AM
    This there any link between the tainted water at Camp Lejeune and other type of cancer like esophageal. I had a marine who died for esophageal cancer and was station at camp lejeune. Please let me know for I have a DIC claim with the VA going to thru the appeal system now.

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