|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 18 Jul 2012 18:10:24 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] HEALTH: "VA takes steps to deal with mounting [Camp] Lejeune [NC] water claims"|
VA takes steps to deal with mounting Lejeune water claims BARBARA BARRETT McClatchy Newspapers July 17, 2012WASHINGTON - Responding to heightened publicity and an uneven smattering of decisions on claims, the Department of Veterans Affairs will begin training a specialized cadre of workers this week to handle disability claims related to historic water contamination at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.
The agency will consolidate claims at one office in Louisville, Ky. Eight employees there will focus on culling, researching and adjudicating disability claims related to the contaminated water.
The move is more than bureaucratic; it could prove significant to Marine veterans across the country who are suffering from cancers and other diseases that they think are related to the poisonous chemicals that flowed through Lejeune's water from the mid-1950s to the mid-1980s.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.thenewstribune.com/2010/12/20/2217583/va-takes-steps-to- deal-with-mounting.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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