|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sat, 5 Dec 2009 08:27:14 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] HEALTH, VOCs: New Camp Lejeune (NC) study planned|
Navy to fund Lejeune water contamination studies By KEVIN MAURER Associated Press Chicago Tribune December 4, 2009 WILMINGTON, N.C.Government data from the 1990s that failed to find a link between polluted water and child illnesses at Camp Lejeune will be reanalyzed after the Navy agreed to pay for the new study.
The outcome could affect claims by former residents of the Marine Corps base seeking damages over birth defects and child cancers they blame on exposure to contaminated water.
A letter obtained by The Associated Press shows the Navy will spend almost $2 million for another look at a 1998 study that investigated cancer and birth defects in babies born to women who were pregnant at Camp Lejeune before contaminated wells were shut down.
The service is also funding a related study of how underground water flowed at the base and how toxins would have been introduced and spread, to show the extent of the contamination, according to the Nov. 24 letter from the Department of the Navy to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, the U.S. health agency conducting the study.
... For the entire article, see http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-nc-toxictapwater,0,6861958.story -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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