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SC Senator Blocks Bill For Camp Lejeune Water Victims

The legislation that would give thousands of Camp Lejeune Marines and their families health care for illnesses caused by contaminated water wells aboard the military base has hit a concerning speed bump.

Reports say South Carolina Republican Senator Jim DeMint has blocked the bill, saying he's worried about fraud. The bipartisan bill is sponsored by North Carolina Senator Richard Burr. Another senator is expected to bring the bill up for a vote today, but DeMint is expected to address concerns about deceptive practices, saying the bill does not do enough to safeguard against fraud.

More than a million people may have been exposed to tainted tap water aboard camp Lejeune from the 1950s to the 1980s.


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