2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 11 Jul 2005 16:39:34 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Camp Lejeune (NC) - news of past exposures travels slowly
Water details trickle 

July 11, 2005 

Kat Littleturtle had heard whispers that there were potential problems
with Camp Lejeune's water system from the 1960s to 1985. But the
Lumberton resident didn't really have the full story until last month.

Meanwhile, in Chicago, former Marine Charles Luhan Jr. said he'd never
heard that the drinking water on base years ago was possibly
contaminated with cancer-causing cleaning chemicals.

He knows now.

Like a stone tossed into a lake, last week's publication of expert
recommendations concerning the former contamination of the Camp Lejeune
water supply rippled outward finding people unaware that any
contamination existed. The seven-member independent panel - comprised of
toxicologists, epidemiologists and environmental specialists - was
formed by the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
in order to consider further studies into the contamination at the
urging of those who claimed to have been affected by bad water, which
many residents say caused miscarriages as well as tumors and birth
defects among children conceived at Lejeune.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
Fax: 650/961-8918
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