Jul 26, 2011

300,000 water contamination questionnaires sent to former base residents

Kris Thomas, who was diagnosed with male breast cancer, speaks at a public forum hosted by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry on the campus of University on North Carolina at Wilmington Wednesday, July 20, 2011. Thomas, who lived at Camp Lejeune as a child, attended the public forum seeking answers related to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune and its heath effects.

Jul 25, 2011

UPDATE: Feds trying to determine Lejeune exposure rates

A meeting of a Community Assistance Panel to discuss historical Camp Lejeune water contamination held at UNC Wilmington closed on an emotional note, as former base residents shared their own stories of disease and hardship following their time living aboard the base.

USMC pulls controversial water contamination booklet

Marine officials confirmed this week that a much-disputed pamphlet describing the history and effects of Camp Lejeune contaminated water had been pulled from the Marines’ official website.
The 33-page illustrated glossy pamphlet was published last July by the Marine Corps and sent to every member of Congress, then posted on the page dedicated to Camp Lejeune water information on

Jul 12, 2011

ATSDR to hold Lejeune contaminated water forum

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry will hold a public information forum about its ongoing activities at Camp Lejeune on Wednesday, July 20 at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
ATSDR is conducting several activities related to Camp Lejeune, including a nationwide health survey of 300,000 former residents of Camp Lejeune and Camp Pendleton. ATSDR officials hope that everyone who receives a survey will return it in order to assure comprehensive results.

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Jul 1, 2011

Toxic Secrecy: The Marine Corps' Cover-up of Water Contamination at Camp Lejeune

By ANGELA CANTERBURY and ABBY EVANSIt's been called one of the worst toxic contaminations in the country. It's also possibly one of the U.S. military's most shameful acts of deception and betrayal. Between 1957 and 1987, as many as one million Marines and their family members at Camp Lejeune drank, bathed in, and cooked with water contaminated by various volatile organic compounds--some at levels as high as 280 times what is considered safe under law. For years, the Marine Corps kept this secret, blocking many attempts to uncover the truth--even after the first news of water contamination broke in 1987.

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