|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 3 Nov 2014 23:41:46 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] HEALTH: Camp Lejeune (NC) vets "Fight for Benefits From VA"|
Victims of Toxic Chemicals Fight for Benefits From VA By Mike Magner National Journal November 2, 2014Veterans who were exposed to toxic contaminants during their service are increasingly becoming casualties in a war with the government - particularly the Veterans Affairs Department - which they say has a record of delaying and denying benefits promised to them by acts of Congress.
The list of victims is growing, especially among former Marines who spent time at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina when the drinking water was tainted with carcinogens for decades from hazardous-waste dumping at one of the largest military bases in the country.
At least two men who were assigned to Camp Lejeune when the water was contaminated died in the past year from breast cancer, which is extremely rare in males; another is dying of lung cancer his doctor says was caused by the base's poisoned water; and another says he cannot afford treatment for liver cancer he believes stems from chemical exposure at Camp Lejeune.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.nationaljournal.com/defense/victims-of-toxic-chemicals- fight-for-benefits-from-va-20141102
-- 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 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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