|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sun, 9 Mar 2014 18:49:41 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] HEALTH, VOCs: Camp Lejeune (NC) book|
A Trust Betrayed by Michael Magner 2014A Trust Betrayed: The Untold Story of Camp Lejeune and the Poisoning of Generations of Marines and Their Families (Merloyd Lawrence Books/ Da Capo Press - a member of the Perseus Books Group) provides the first comprehensive reporting on a story that began in 1941 when the Marine Corps opened a base on the Atlantic shores to practice beach landings for World War II. For the next 40 years, the Marines dumped toxic wastes at numerous locations around the sprawling installation that ended up seeping into the groundwater that provided the base water supplies.
It wasn’t until the 1980s that wells containing industrial-strength solvents, benzene from spilled fuel and other hazardous chemicals were tested and taken offline. By that time, harm had been done to many base residents, especially babies exposed to the pollution in the womb, without them ever realizing it. When a federal health study in 1997 estimated that more than 100 children born at Camp Lejeune suffered from cancer or birth defects, victims of the contamination began to demand a full accounting. Seventeen years later, after much stonewalling and obfuscation by the Marine Corps and the Department of the Navy, health studies are continuing, lawsuits are advancing, and many affected parties are still awaiting compensation from the government.
... For reviews and ordering information, go to http://www.atrustbetrayed.com/ -- 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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