2012 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2012 15:02:35 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] HEALTH, VOCs: House passes Janey Ensminger act for Camp Lejeune (NC) Marines
House Approves Bill to Help Sick Families of NC Military Base Water Contamination

ABC Nightline
August 1, 2012

Five weeks after "Nightline" reported on the decades-long attempt to secure health benefits for Marines and their families sickened by contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune, residents are finally getting the help they need, 30 years later.

The House of Representatives approved the Janey Ensminger Act on Tuesday, which will provide health care to those who lived or worked at the North Carolina military base for at least 30 days from 1957 to 1987. The bill now heads to President Barack Obama's desk for his signature.

Health officials believe that as many as one million people may have been exposed in what may be the site of the largest water contamination in American history. Many Marines and their families who drank water laced with cancer-causing chemicals have died and others are still getting sick today.


For the entire story, see
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/house-approves-bill-sick-families-nc- military-base/story?id=16905789


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
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