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toxic water at camp lejeune linked to cancer
897 documented spills
thousands of claimants affected
Serviceman and their families stationed, lived, or worked at the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune were exposed to toxic water from leaking tanks on the base.
Water testing in 1982 found that drinking water sources at Camp Lejeune were contaminated with benzene, trichloroethylene (TCE), tetrachloroethylene, or perchloroethylene (PCE), and vinyl chloride (VC), all of which are known to be carcinogenic or harmful to humans. Some of these toxic chemicals cause serious diseases even cancer.
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Marine Corps discovered that the drinking water provided on the base was contaminated
People living or working at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, were exposed to drinking water contaminated with industrial solvents, benzene, and other chemicals.
Systems at Camp Lejeune were Shut Down
The U.S. government’s Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry estimates that as many as one million military and civilian staff and their families may have been exposed to contaminated drinking water.
Honoring Our PACT Act of 2022
The PACT Act addresses health care, the presumption of service connection to diseases, research, resources, and other matters related to veterans exposed to toxic substances during military service, including veterans and their families exposed to water contamination at Camp Lejeune.
What to know about the Camp Lejeune lawsuit A Bill is moving its way through Congress as part of the Honoring Our PACT Act of 2022, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives on March 4, 2022.
The Act will allow people who worked, lived, or were exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune to file a claim in federal court.If you or a loved one was stationed at Camp Lejeune submit a form to see if you qualify.
Camp Lejeune was a Marine Corps base camp where several serviceman and their families were stationed, lived, or worked. Water was tested from the camp and it was found that the water was contaminated from leaking tanks on the base.
The water at Camp LeJeune was contaminated with benzene, trichloroethylene (TCE), tetrachloroethylene, or perchloroethylene (PCE), and vinyl chloride (VC), all of which are known to be carcinogenic or harmful to humans. Some of the toxic chemicals were found to cause serious diseases and even cancer in individuals who were exposed.
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