Camp Lejeune is a U.S. Marine Corps base in North Carolina, and has been a crucial component of USMC training activities since 1942. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has concluded that from (at least) November 1957 to February 1987, soldiers and their families living on-base at Camp Lejeune were exposed to contaminated drinking water.
Soldiers – and their families – that were stationed at Camp Lejeune are finding that they are getting sick at rates far higher than any national rates in the general population.
What Happened at Camp Lejeune?The water at Lejeune is known to have toxic concentrations in excess of 240 – 3400 times what the government considers a safe level. The following chemicals are known to have been used at Lejeune, with more and more discovered each year (the list now totals over 70 known toxins in the drinking water at Lejeune):
- Tricholorethylene (TCE)
- Perchloroethylene (PCE)
- Vinyl Chloride
What Benefits are Available to Veterans and their family members that were stationed at Camp Lejeune?If you are a United States Veteran, and have one of the 15 conditions listed in the table below, and served at Camp Lejeune from 1957-1987, there may be a connection between your military service and your current conditions.
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