|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 9 Jun 2010 07:28:59 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] HEALTH, VOCs: Camp Lejeune (NC) study amendment|
Amendment to assist Lejeune contamination studies HOPE HODGE Jacksonville Daily News (NC) June 8, 2010North Carolina's senators and advocates for Camp Lejeune veterans believe a new defense amendment will help those affected by historical base water contamination get the answers they need.
The Senate Armed Services Committee approved an amendment to the Senate Defense Authorization bill Tuesday that would require the Department of the Navy to assign personnel to assist the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry in its water studies. It would also create an index that would fully inventory documents related to the contamination of Camp Lejeune drinking water in residential areas of the base from the 1950s to the mid-1980s.
Within 90 days of the bill's signing, according to the amendment, the Navy must turn over all relevant documentation to ATSDR. The amendment comes soon after queries from the agency related to thousands of water-related documents it recently learned of, but had never reviewed. The Navy and Marine Corps maintain that ATSDR has always had complete access to its records.
... For the entire article, see http://www.jdnews.com/news/north-79162-amendment-studies.html -- 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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