|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 18 Dec 2015 00:50:18 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] HEALTH, VOCs: "VA to expand coverage for contaminated Lejeune [NC] drinking water"|
VA to expand coverage for contaminated Lejeune drinking water By Travis J. Tritten Stars and Stripes December 17, 2015WASHINGTON - The Department of Veterans Affairs said Thursday it plans to cover eight diseases newly linked to toxic contaminants once found in drinking water at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Veterans who served at the Marine Corps between 1953 and 1987 could be eligible for medical care and disability coverage if they develop kidney or liver cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, leukemia, multiple myeloma, scleroderma, Parkinson’s disease or aplastic anemia, the VA announced.
About 1 million Marines and dependents might have been exposed to industrial solvents present in the base drinking water for more than three decades and 15 health conditions have already been linked to the contamination.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.stripes.com/news/us/va-to-expand-coverage-for-contaminated- lejeune-drinking-water-1.384707
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