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Oct 31, 2010

VETERANS’ HEALTH AT RISK TO CONTAMINANTS : Veterans Today

VETERANS’ HEALTH AT RISK TO CONTAMINANTS : Veterans Today

Oct 27, 2010

ATSDR: Lejeune water ‘undoubtedly a hazard' | report, lejeune, agency - News - Jacksonville Daily News

ATSDR: Lejeune water ‘undoubtedly a hazard' report, lejeune, agency - News - Jacksonville Daily News
Serious omissions in a report on historical drinking water at Camp Lejeune render the results inaccurate, a director at the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry told Navy and Marine Corps officials.

Oct 24, 2010

DDT, battery acid and fuel found in Lejeune water -NewsObserver.com

DDT, battery acid and fuel found in Lejeune water - NewsObserver.com

A report released Friday by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry sheds new light on the extent and variety of chemical contaminants that oozed into the ground and drinking water of sites throughout Camp Lejeune.

The 300-page report analyzes more than 18 sites of contamination located throughout the base. Its findings indicate that hazardous substances such as DDT, battery acid and diesel fuel leaked into the ground and seeped into the water through improper disposal practices, pipe leaks and spills.

The findings appear to contradict claims by the U.S. Marine Corps that drinking wells tainted with the organic solvents TCE and PCE were taken offline as soon as the contamination was discovered.







Read more: http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/10/24/757467/ddt-battery-acid-and-fuel-found.html#ixzz13GBxVr3D

Oct 17, 2010

CAMP LEJEUNE WATER CONTAMINATION MEETING : Veterans Today

CAMP LEJEUNE WATER CONTAMINATION : Veterans Today
An informational meeting about the CAMP LEJEUNE WATER CONTAMINATION effects will be held Saturday, November 6, 2010, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel, located at 107 6th Street, Pittsburgh, PA. Sometime in the 1950’s th...


Published: 17 October 2010, 6:25 pm



Oct 13, 2010

'Camp Lejeune A Hearing' - Salem-News.Com

'Camp Lejeune A Hearing' - Salem-News.Com

from the article-
The words of our stalwart veteran Jim Watters:


“ . . . I was wounded in combat while walking point for my infantry company on September 6, 1970. When I was wounded, my commanding officer, Captain Allen G. Vitters ran and crawled through enemy fire to drag me to safety. That is what a leader does.”

Jim’s final words were added after he reviewed this article. They are quoted directly from an email below:

“I don’t know about the USMC but in the U.S. Army, abandoning the wounded is the equivalent of cowardice under fire!”