2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 20:58:48 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] WATER: Camp Lejeune (NC) benzene
Fed probe urged on cancer chemical in Marine water

Associated Press Writer
February 18, 2010

A North Carolina congressman said Thursday that he wants an investigation into reports that levels of a cancer-causing chemical in tap water at a Marine Corps base were downplayed and then omitted from official documents.

Democratic Rep. Brad Miller called for the probe by his House science subcommittee Thursday — a day after The Associated Press reported on new documents that indicate massive fuel leaks at Camp Lejeune and high concentrations of benzene found in a water well there in 1984.

"I am just disbelieving of their failure to act. It may have been worse than a failure to act. They may have acted to minimize or prevent the risk from being disclosed," Miller told the Associated Press on Thursday. "It is hard to imagine they would let this go on. There was too much information that they had to have consciously disregarded."


For the entire article, see

See also http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35445439/ns/health-cancer


Lenny Siegel
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