|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sat, 17 Aug 2013 14:35:38 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] VOCs, HEALTH: Lawmakers call for comprehensive Camp Lejeune (NC) health assessment|
Lawmakers, victims concerned over CDC decision not to overhaul Camp
Lejeune health assessment
By ALLEN G. BREED Associated Press August 16, 2013RALEIGH, N.C. - A bipartisan group of U.S. senators and congressmen is urging the Centers for Disease Control to complete a new, comprehensive report on the health effects of toxic tap water at the Camp Lejeune Marine base.
The lawmakers also want the agency to investigate whether people were exposed to airborne toxins inside buildings after contaminated wells at the North Carolina base were closed in 1985. And they asked the agency to look into the feasibility of a “cancer incidence study” for Lejeune.
The four senators and two representatives were reacting to news that the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, or ATSDR, a division of the CDC, intends to issue a less comprehensive report than the one it released in 1997. The original public health assessment was withdrawn four years ago because of incomplete data.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.washingtonpost.com/national/energy-environment/lawmakers- victims-concerned-over-cdc-decision-not-to-overhaul-camp-lejeune- health-assessment/2013/08/16/cbadd2f4-06d3-11e3- bfc5-406b928603b2_story.html
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