|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:41:35 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] FUEL, HEALTH: "Dozens of sick military families have 1 thing in common:They called Laurel Bay [SC] home"|
Dozens of sick military families have 1 thing in common:They called Laurel Bay home BY KASIA KOVACS, GINA SMITH, KELLY MEYERHOFER AND STEPHEN FASTENAU Island Packet (SC) DECEMBER 8, 2017 Over the past 60 years, thousands of military families have quietly lived behind the secure gates of Laurel Bay, a community of about 1,100 homes and several schools tucked along the Broad River near the Marine Corps Air Station in northern Beaufort County. Their spouses and other loved ones assigned to MCAS or the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island a few miles to the south work diligently to help ensure America’s security. Yet the U.S. military over the years kept Laurel Bay residents largely uninformed about the specifics of potentially widespread environmental contamination where they were living. And although a causal connection between the contamination and illnesses has not been established, many residents now fear the brew of pollutants has made them or their children sick. Adults and children have battled cancer. Mothers have suffered through stillbirths, miscarriages and fertility issues. Others have reported serious respiratory, digestive and blood disorders. … For the entire article, see http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/community/beaufort-news/bg-military/article188621259.html -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 Voice/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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