|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sat, 19 Jan 2013 11:01:50 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] VOCs, HEALTH: "Agency: Camp Lejeune water contaminated in 1953"|
Agency: Camp Lejeune water contaminated in 1953 By ALLEN G. BREED Associated Press/Jacksonville Daily News (NC) January 18, 2013Tens of thousands more Marines and their relatives could be eligible for government health care for their illnesses now that a federal agency determined that the water at North Carolina's Camp Lejeune was contaminated four years earlier than previously thought.
In a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry said computer modeling shows that drinking water in the residential Hadnot Point area was unsafe for human consumption as far back as 1953. President Barack Obama signed a law last year granting health care and screening to Marines and their dependents on the base between 1957 and 1987.
"This is yet another piece of the puzzle that's coming together and slowly exposing the extent of the contamination at Camp Lejeune - and the Marine Corps' culpability and negligence," said Mike Partain, a Marine's son who was born at the southeast North Carolina base and who says he is one of at least 82 men diagnosed with breast cancer. "This is four years overdue."
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.jdnews.com/news/military/agency-camp-lejeune-water- contaminated-in-1953-1.80943
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