|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 14 Dec 2011 09:46:28 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] HEALTH, VOCs, FUEL: Former Camp Lejeune (NC) Marine|
VA disability settled, but man still has questions about Lejeune
Hope Hodge Jacksonville Daily News (NC) December 13, 2011 Bill Lawson is a man “blessed” with cancer. At least, that’s how he describes his situation.The 75-year-old Jacksonville resident and former Camp Lejeune Marine has a medley of maladies, many of which he believes can be traced to his exposure to contaminated drinking water during the 13 years he spent on base. This fall, he received confirmation from the Department of Veterans Affairs: A letter mailed in October granted him 100-percent disability for colon cancer, first diagnosed in 1998, and 20 percent for bladder cancer, diagnosed in 2005, citing Lawson’s time aboard Lejeune as connection.
What Lawson remains unsure of is what portion of his time spent on base caused his cancers: living in base housing at Tarawa Terrace, where the drinking water supply was contaminated with the organic solvents TCE and PCE, or working at a warehouse building in the Hadnot Point Industrial Area.
... For the entire article, see http://www.jdnews.com/articles/-98429--.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 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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