2011 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2011 15:30:00 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] HEALTH: Camp Lejeune (NC) survey
Survey seeks data on Camp Lejeune illnesses

By Lena H. Sun
Washington Post
June 26, 2011

Hundreds of thousands of people who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina more than 25 years ago are being asked to complete a detailed health survey to determine what diseases may be linked to contaminated water they drank and bathed in at the largest Marine base on the East Coast.

As many as 1 million people over three decades may have been exposed to well water that was contaminated by toxins, officials have said. Some of the toxins may have been present at levels as much as 40 times higher than current safety standards.

The federal Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry, a sister agency of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is sending the survey to about 300,000 people who lived or worked at the Marine base and about 53,000 to those who lived and worked at Camp Pendleton, Calif., before 1986. The responses from Camp Pendleton are being used for comparison purposes, officials said.


For the entire article, see
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/agency-surveys-tainted-water- at-marine-base/2011/06/23/AG4aRQmH_story.html


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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