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Feb 28, 2010

Is the Atsugi tragedy finally drawing to a close? | The Japan Times Online

Is the Atsugi tragedy finally drawing to a close? The Japan Times Online

Feb 25, 2010

Former resident of Camp Lejeune can move ahead with claim over toxic water - KansasCity.com

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Former resident of Camp Lejeune can move ahead with claim over toxic water - KansasCity.com

From veteranstoday.com
Former Camp Lejeune Resident’s Injury Claim Allowed To Move Forward.In continuing coverage, McClatchy (2/25, Barrett) reports, “For what appears to be the first time, a former resident of Camp Lejeune, N.C., has been permitted to move ahead” with a personal injury claim “against the Marine Corps for years of water contamination that she says led to the development of her non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.” The US Department of the Navy, “which includes the Marines, this week lost its bid” in Federal Court “to dismiss the case of Laura J. Jones of Iowa, who lived at Camp Lejeune from 1980 to 1983 as the spouse of a Marine officer.” McClatchy adds, “The decision means the case can now move forward, said Joseph L. Anderson, a Winston-Salem, N.C., attorney who represented Jones and has heard from thousands of other potential victims at Lejeune.”
Judge: Lejeune ex-resident can move ahead with injury claim

Feb 24, 2010

Navy to fund studies on contaminated water at Camp Lejeune | WNCT

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Feb 20, 2010

Navy agrees to study impact of Camp Lejeune's toxic water - KansasCity.com

The Navy has agreed to pay $1.53 million for a mortality study that could show a linkage between toxic water at Camp Lejeune, N.C., and the deaths of Marines and their family members who lived there over a 30-year period.

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Navy agrees to study impact of Camp Lejeune's toxic water - KansasCity.com

Feb 18, 2010

The Associated Press: Fed probe urged on cancer chemical in Marine water

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The Associated Press: Fed probe urged on cancer chemical in Marine water
Fed probe urged on cancer chemical in Marine water
By KEVIN MAURER (AP) – 1 hour ago

WILMINGTON, N.C. — A North Carolina congressman says he wants an investigation into reports that levels of a cancer-causing chemical in tap water at a Marine Corps base were downplayed and then omitted from official documents.

Democratic Rep. Brad Miller called for the probe by his House Science subcommittee Thursday — a day after The Associated Press reported on new documents that indicate massive fuel leaks at Camp Lejeune and high concentrations of benzene found in a water well there in 1984.

Health officials believe as many as 1 million people may have been exposed to tainted water at the base before the wells closed two decades ago. Critics say little information on benzene contamination had been publicly known until recently.



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Danger of Marines’ water removed from report - Cancer- msnbc.com

Danger of Marines’ water removed from report - Cancer- msnbc.com

Feb 17, 2010

Report on Marines' water omitted cancer chemical - Yahoo! News

Report on Marines' water omitted cancer chemical - Yahoo! News

"These people knowingly exposed us to these high levels of contaminants and now they don't want to know if their negligence caused harm to the people they say they care so much about?" said Jerry Ensminger, a retired master sergeant who lived at the base and lost his 9-year-old daughter to leukemia. "There is definitely something wrong with this picture."

I-Team: Camp LeJeune Water Findings Pt. 2 - cbs4.com

The I-Team has obtained a document that is expected to change the landscape of the potential health risk an underground fuel spill poses to those who lived at the base from the 1950's through the late 1980's.The fuel spill has long been reported by the Marine Corps to be 31,350 gallons. But now what emerges is a much different picture. Data indicates the spill could range up to 1.1 million gallons.

I-Team: Camp LeJeune Water Findings Pt. 2 - cbs4.com

Feb 11, 2010

Congressional Tug-of-War Over Veterans' Heathcare? - Salem-News.Com

Congressional Tug-of-War Over Veterans' Heathcare? - Salem-News.Com

An unknown number of veterans and dependents were exposed to environmental hazards on military installations. DOD refuses to accept responsibility for the health effects of exposure. Two bills introduced in the Senate and House provide for health care coverage. Major differences in the bills need to be worked out.

Feb 5, 2010

WHQR: Lejeune Contaminated Water Bill Lives On (2010-02-04)

WHQR: Lejeune Contaminated Water Bill Lives On (2010-02-04)

"I'm afraid that the bill that the committee passed will just go off into the darkness and people won't hear from it again. That's why I think it's absolutely crucial that I take my bill which provides the responsibility of the Veteran's administration and I allow my colleagues, all one hundred of them, on the Senate floor to vote up or down on that bill."  says Senator Richard Burr

Thank you Senator Burr for taking our case to the floor to stand on it's own merit.

Feb 1, 2010

The North Carolina News Network - Fighting To Protect Marines And Their Families

The North Carolina News Network - Fighting To Protect Marines And Their Families

Written by Ellen Reinhardt


(RALEIGH)-Along with U.S. Senators Richard Burr and Kay Hagan, U.S. Rep. Brad Miller announces the introduction of The Janey Ensminger Act to require the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide health care to veterans and their family members who have experienced adverse health effects as a result of exposure to contaminated well water at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

The bill is named for Janey Ensminger, a 9-year old girl who died from childhood Leukemia in 1985 after being exposed to the water at Camp Lejeune while in utero. Her father, 24-year Marine Corps veteran Jerry Ensminger and tireless advocate for military families, will also speak at Tuesday’s press conference.

The House legislation is modeled after S 1518, The Caring for Camp Lejeune Veterans Act of 2009 which is being championed in the Senate by Senators Richard Burr and Kay Hagan.

Marines and their families who lived at Camp Lejeune between 1957 and 1987 drank and bathed in water contaminated by various “known human carcinogens” including Trichloroethylene (TCE) and Tetrachloroethylene (PCE), benzene and vinyl chloride. In some cases the contamination was as high as 280 times what is currently regulated by the Safe Drinking Water Act.