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Gov't Links Marine Paul Buckley's Cancer, Base Camp Lejuene Toxic Water - wbztv.com

Gov't Links Marine Paul Buckley's Cancer, Base Camp Lejuene Toxic Water - wbztv.com

According to Top 10 Veterans News from Around the Country
VA Rules Contaminated Water At Camp Lejeune Caused Veteran’s Cancer. The Quincy (MA) Patriot Ledger (3/18, Hanson, 48K) reports, “The federal Department of Veterans Affairs has ruled that chemical contamination at a Marine Corps base caused a rare cancer in a local veteran. The decision grants a full service-related disability pension” to 46-year-old Paul Buckley, “who has multiple myeloma, an incurable form of cancer that attacks blood plasma. It links the cancer to drinking water that was polluted by a fuel spill at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.”

Mar 4, 2010

Congress must insist on full accounting for Camp Lejeune health issues - St. Petersburg Times

Congress must insist on full accounting for Camp Lejeune health issues - St. Petersburg Times

The North Carolina News Network - Navy OKs LeJeune Study

The North Carolina News Network - Navy OKs LeJeune Study

Written by Bruce Ferrell/David Horn


(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- Sen. Kay Hagan is applauding the move by the Navy to fund studies into the possible health impacts of contaminated water at Camp LeJeune. Hagan commented on the news that funding was moving forward.

"I was happy to hear from Ray Mabus, the Secretary of the Navy, that they have approved all of the studies that we've requested and that the funding has been sent to the CDC to begin those studies," said Hagan.

The other North Carolina member of the Senate, Richard Burr, had blocked the appointment of two top Navy officials until he received assurances the studies would be done.

Mar 1, 2010

Trial by water - Editorials - NewsObserver.com

Trial by water - Editorials - NewsObserver.com

A whole lot of people were exposed to contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune during a stretch of years ending in the mid-1980s - of that there seems no doubt. Yet questions abound: Who was harmed? And at this stage, should anyone, or the government itself, be held to account?

A federal judge in Raleigh, Terrence Boyle, last week declined to dismiss a suit filed by the wife of former Marine officer who blames Lejeune's water for her non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The Navy's "unwillingness to release information regarding contamination at Camp Lejeune or to provide notice to former residents remains relevant ... " Boyle wrote.

The judge also noted that the Marine Corps was obliged under regulations to provide drinking water free of unhealthy "impurities." Oops - the Lejeune water, tainted with spilled fuel and who knows what else, apparently contained such goodies as trichloroethylene, vinyl chloride and benzene. At least the Navy finally has agreed to finance a study into who may have been sickened - or killed - by the befouled faucets of Camp Lejeune.