Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC – News

Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC

Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NCThe DOD’s Modus Operandi (M.O.) – Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC

The DOD lied to the public and local, state, and federal regulators and congress; withheld records; covered-up deaths that were the result of the contamination at Camp Lejeune; and forced the ATSDR to suppress information about the contamination, health problems, and deaths which were the direct result of the contamination at Camp Lejeune. The sad thing is this happened at almost every one of the 148 DOD facilities that are or were Superfund Sites.

For information about Camp Lejeune see: See: POGO’s Camp Lejeune Resource PagePOGO’s  Blog Camp Lejeune Contamination Cover-up, and  The Few, The Proud, The Forgotten

Additional Resources:

Camp Lejeune and the U.S. Military’s Polluted Legacy
Camp Lejeune, in Jacksonville, North Carolina, is a toxic paradox, a place where young men and women were poisoned while in the service of their nation. They swore to defend this land, and the land made them sick. And there are hundreds of Camp Lejeunes across the country, military sites contaminated with all manner of pollutants …

VA may pay disability for some illnesses linked to Lejeune
Military Times
Veterans with health problems they believe are related to exposure to the water at Camp Lejeune may file a claim for disability compensation online at …

The VA’s ‘Experts’ On Toxic Chemicals May Not Know What They’re Talking About
Huffington Post
Pfc. Donald Burpee spent four months of 1975 living at Camp Lejeune, a Marine Corps base in North Carolina. On July 7 of this year, at the age of 59, …

Veterans: Are VA experts qualified?
WKMG Orlando
Thousands of Camp Lejeune veterans are still fighting for disability benefits after being diagnosed with illness they say are from the toxic drinking …

Local Vet Fighting for Benefits After Toxic Water Contamination
For decades, toxic water at the marine base, Camp Lejeune poisoned thousands of people; now, one local veteran is fighting for the compensation he …

Marines who served at Camp Lejeune but can’t get VA healthcare
ABC Action News
Medical records indicate the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune caused kidney … He says the Marines never notified him of toxic water at the base.

Veterans denied disability benefits by VA
WKMG Orlando
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry found the contamination was due to … He spent nearly four months at Camp Lejeune in 1975.

Bay area man pushes VA to help Camp Lejeune victims
WTSP 10 News
… man battled breast cancer and now the VA trying to help veterans and their families dealing with the effects from toxic tap water at Camp Lejeune.

Polk Native Among Those With Cancer: Panel Grills VA Over Camp Lejeune Claims
The Ledger
The Community Assistance Panel held an open dialogue session Wednesday with representatives from Veterans Affairs, the Agency for Toxic …

More studies in the works on Camp Lejeune toxic water victims
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry presented on … “So these are a nasty bunch of chemicals that people at Camp Lejeune were …

Results of Camp Lejeune health studies to be presented at public meetings
Salisbury Post
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry invites the public to … A privately owned dry cleaner next to Camp Lejeune as well as base …

Federal agency to present results of Camp Lejeune health studies at public meetings
New Bern Sun Journal
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) invites the public to hear from the authors of a group of health studies conducted to …

Did you serve at Camp Lejeune? Water contamination studies to be discussed
A military vehicle takes part in a field exercise at Camp Lejeune in 2014. … The studies by the CDC’s Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease …

Bill calls for DOD to publish toxic exposure evidence
Stars and Stripes
… and videos relating to the historic water contamination at Camp Lejeune. … Toxic exposure has become an issue for those who served in Iraq and …

Vets, Blumenthal lobby for health study of descendants of veterans exposed to toxins
New Haven Register
Veterans’ exposure to toxic chemicals may harm their families’ health for generations, … But, he added, “we know the toxic exposure is there. … and other chemicals, such as those in tainted water at Camp Lejeune, the U. S. Marine …

Benishek backs research on toxic exposure for military
The Detroit News
The Toxic Exposure Research Act, co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. … millions of Marines who spent time at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina over decades …

Thousands in Florida potential victims of Marine camp contamination
Orlando Sentinel
Peach, who was born on the Marine base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, attributes her illness to …. Studies by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, which is funded by Congress, may paint a clearer picture.

New Lejeune water contamination report raises concerns
Jacksonville Daily News
… to groundwater contamination that was documented at Camp Lejeune. … the Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act, … research by the Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry (ASTDR).

A Cancer Cluster Is Tough to Prove
New York Times
In past investigations, only two residential cancer clusters in the country have been linked, though only weakly, to environmental toxins. Camp Lejeune …

He was born in 1982 on a North Carolina military base, Camp LeJeune, … and includes an admission from Congress that negligent toxic exposure …

Taking Stock Of America’s Toxic Sites And The Millions Living Near Them
The only catch – it was right next to a landfill that contained hazardous … I mean, another waste site you mentioned was Camp Lejeune, the military …

Yet another study confirms harmful effects of Camp Lejeune toxic water
A third study by a government agency confirms harmful effects from toxic water at Camp Lejeune. A CDC group reports that women who lived on base …

Camp LeJeune water claims time limit
The Keene Sentinel
T hose who lived at Camp LeJeune in Jacksonville, N.C., during its toxic water heyday (from 1957 to 1987) drank water contaminated with …

Victims of Toxic Chemicals Fight for Benefits From VA
National Journal
President Obama signs the Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act in August 2012 in the White House Oval Office.

VA vows to pay families sickened after exposure to Lejeune water
News & Observer
Lea Ann Andersen in July 1976 while home on leave from Camp Lejeune …. Mortality studies conducted by the federal Agency for Toxic Substances …

Veterans Out of Luck in Tainted Water Lawsuit
Courthouse News Service
… families who claim that they developed various health problems from exposure to toxic substances contained in the drinking water at Camp Lejeune, …

In Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Fight, Retired Marine Aims To Change Law
TWC News
… people exposed to contaminated water on a U.S. military base from suing … Losing his 9-year old daughter Janey to Leukemia caused by the toxic …

Ruling limits legal remedies for many exposed to Camp Lejeune pollutants
Earlier this year, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry … an individual has been affected by these exposures at Camp Lejeune.”.

I-Team: Toxic-water victims at Camp Lejeune can’t sue
It grants health care for veterans and their families suffering from cancer and other ailments due to toxic waters at Camp Lejeune from 1957 to 1987.

A 31 year old man deals with male breast cancer
PR Urgent (press release)
Health officials believed as many as 1 million people at Military Base Camp Lejeune were exposed to toxic water, 85 of whom developed Male Breast …

Lejeune vets exposed to toxic water have deadline extended
More than 750,000 people may have been exposed to polluted drinking water at Camp Lejeune that contained volatile organic compounds and other …

AP woman fighting for awareness
Highlands Today
However, from the 1950s to at least the early 1980s, drinking water at Camp Lejeune was contaminated with toxic substances and chemicals such as …

Financial Relief Finally Coming for Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Victims
Washington – The Department of Veterans Affairs on Tuesday announced it will soon start to cover out-of-pocket health care costs for Marine …

Under 2012 law, VA to cover health costs of Marines’ ill dependents at Camp Lejeune
Washington Post
… start to cover out-of-pocket health-care costs for Marine dependents who contracted cancer and other illnesses from toxic water at Camp Lejeune, …

Financial relief finally coming for Camp Lejeune toxic water victims
McClatchy Washington Bureau
For more information about the VA’s Camp Lejeune program, including … contracted cancer and other illnesses from toxic water at Camp Lejeune, …

Website documents Lejeune contamination
Jacksonville Daily News
According to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Diseases Registry, … in Building 1202 on Camp Lejeune, believes he was also exposed to toxic …

The Deadly Impact of Contaminated Water at Camp Lejeune
Columbia Star
At Camp Lejeune, the drinking water was found to be contaminated with … It has been estimated by the DHHS’s Agency for Toxic Substances and …

Camp Lejeune Workers Had Higher Cancer Death Risk: Report
… leukemia, prostate cancer and rectal cancer, in addition to Parkinson’s, according to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry report, …

Camp Lejeune and the US Military’s Polluted Legacy
Camp Lejeune, in Jacksonville, North Carolina, is a toxic paradox, a place where young men and women were poisoned while in the service of their …

Obama Administration Moves to Deny Justice for Camp Lejeune Veterans | Commentary
Roll Call
It is our government’s duty to ensure that Camp Lejeune families harmed by toxic pollution get the justice that they deserve. Sadly, it is now clear that …

Bill would allow let Lejeune water victims seek redress
Jacksonville Daily News
… by toxic chemicals to seek legal recourse, including Marines harmed by contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune and families exposed to toxic …

Senate Bill 574, Signed Into Law, may Bring New Life to Two Federal Contamination Lawsuits …
The lawsuit was brought on behalf of thousands of Marines and their families allegedly exposed to toxins and radiation in Camp Lejeune drinking …

McCrory signs toxic water suit bill
That ruling also affects a suit against the federal government over contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune. Federal attorneys filed an amicus …

Toxic Limits Bill Controversy
State lawmakers just approved a bill they say will help victims of toxic … the lawsuits against CTS, and those in the Camp Lejeune case, to continue.

Supreme Court Verdict in Favor of Toxic Polluters Jeopardizes Camp Lejeune Victims’ Litigation
Targeted News Service (subscription)
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled against a group of homeowners …

Retired Marine’s disease may have been caused by toxic water at Camp Lejeune
The Salem News
It was Friday, Jan. 11, 2008. Since the former Marine was in good shape with more muscle than fat, the bump caught his attention. He told himself he’d …

The Untold Story Of Camp Lejeune
Fuel-farm leaks and the improper disposal of toxic substances from nearby buildings led to a level of chemicals often described as a “toxic stew.

Victims of Lejeune toxic water meet skepticism at Supreme Court
Marine Corps Times
A sign cautions visitors outside a ‘pump and treat’ facility aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., the site of one of the worst drinking water contaminations in U.S. …

We must take care of Camp Lejeune’s betrayed
The Hill (blog)
… a dangerous precedent that could bar not only Camp Lejeune’s veterans from making claims under federal law but countless others harmed by toxic …

New Camp Lejeune documents come to light
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry told the citizens … Camp Lejeune’s drinking water was contaminated for 30 years or more …

One million people may have been “exposed to hazardous chemicals” at Camp Lejeune, Senate report reveals
A million people exposed to chemicals at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Marines who served from 1980-1993 should seek medical treatment to …

Hagan Pushes Cancer Incidence Study of Camp Lejeune Water Contamination (press release)
… for the Agency on Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) to conduct a cancer incidence study for Camp Lejeune water contamination.

Director of Agency Researching Camp Lejeune’s Water Abruptly Resigns
The Ledger
26 that the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry lacked the … he distrusted her commitment to continued Camp Lejeune research.

Agency says it lacks authority for Lejeune cancer study
“The water contamination at Camp Lejeune is likely the largest … to toxic substances, provide medical care and testing to exposed individuals, …

Feds Mute on Cancer Incidence Study for Lejeune
Dr. Vikas Kapil, chief medical officer of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, … The results of a mortality study of Camp Lejeune and Camp Pendleton were reported by the federal government in February 2014.

Feds mum on bigger cancer study for Camp Lejeune
“It’s a complex kind of approach,” Dr. Vikas Kapil, chief medical officer of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, or ATSDR, told the …

Government straddles both sides in toxic water cases
The little-noticed case could have profound implications for victims of hidden contamination at Camp Lejeune and other former industrial sites in states …

New study shows elevated mortality rates due to cancer, ALS
Jacksonville Daily News
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kay Hagan today met with Dr. Tanja Popovic, the Acting Director of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease …

Evaluation of exposure to contaminated drinking water and specific birth defects and childhood cancers at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina: a case–control study
Environmental Health – Perri Zeitz Ruckart, Frank J Bove and Morris Maslia
Drinking water supplies at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune were contaminated with trichloroethylene, tetrachloroethylene, benzene, vinyl chloride and trans-1,2-dichloroethylene during 1968 through 1985. …

Camp Lejeune Study Finds Higher Cancer Death Risk
NBC By Maggie Fox
People stationed at North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune while the water there was contaminated were more likely to die from several types of cancer, as well as Lou Gehrig’s disease, according to an official government report released Wednesday. …

Web of frustration for veterans affected by tainted water
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
… for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry reported last year that the 19,350 Florida residents who have signed on to its Camp Lejeune registry are …

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