Court Refuses To Hear Suit Over Camp Lejeune Water

The Supreme Court has refused to hear a Marine's lawsuit blaming the government's dumping of toxic chemicals at Camp Lejeune for his son's illnesses.

The high court on Monday refused to hear an appeal by Donal McLean Snyder Jr. of the lower courts' dismissal of his lawsuit.

Snyder lived at Camp Lejeune as a young 1st lieutenant the 1970s, and said the dumping of trichloroethylene, an ingredient in cleaning solvents, into the ground polluted the water.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Alison Location: Havelock on Jun 11, 2009 at 05:15 AM
    The supreme court should take the time to listen to this case. If the water made this boy sick, Camp Lejuene should make it right. I am sure there are more people out there who were affected by this.
  • by Devil Dog Location: Greenville on Jun 8, 2009 at 10:51 AM
    My wife and I have spent numerous years at CLNC. We both have had cancer and other related health problems. Many of my wife's friends, who lived on base or went to school there, are deceased. Anything the government does will be screwed up. Just another delay tactic!
  • by Anonymous on Jun 8, 2009 at 08:47 AM
    No surprise here. Govt. covering up for govt.
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