CAMP LEJEUNE WATER CONTAMINATION

Veterans, family members and others who were stationed, lived, or worked at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune between August 1953 and December 1987 may have been exposed to water contaminated with toxic chemicals. People who were diagnosed with cancer or another illness caused by Camp Lejeune water contamination may be eligible for compensation.

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About Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

U.S. Veterans, their family members or others may have been exposed to contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina between 1953 and 1987, and developed cancer or serious health effects years later. The Veterans Administration may have denied claims for illness or disability, but a new law known as the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022, may allow them compensation.

Symptoms of Illness Due to Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

People who may be affected by the Act include those who were exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune and developed:

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Female Infertility
  • Miscarriage
  • Birth Defects
  • Hepatic Steatosis
  • Renal Toxicity
  • Cardiac effects
  • Scleroderma
  • Neurobehavioral Effects
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Other Cancer or Health Conditions

Water Contamination Testing at Camp Lejeune

Routine water testing in 1982, found that some drinking water sources at Marine Base Camp Lejeune were contaminated with cancer-causing chemicals.

Water testing at Tarawa Terrace Treatment Plant and Hadnot Point Treatment Plant, both of which supplied homes and buildings at Camp Lejeune found benzene, trichloroethylene (TCE), tetrachloroethylene or perchloroethylene (PCE) and vinyl chloride (VC). In some cases, the presence of the harmful chemicals was up to 300 times acceptable levels.

 

According to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), multiple contamination sources were identified and included leaking underground storage tanks and waste disposal sites. The most contaminated wells were reportedly closed in 1985.

Health Effects of Camp Lejeune
Water Contamination Chemicals

Several health conditions have been linked to exposure to benzene, PCE, TCE and VC including cancer, neurologic effects, birth defects and other serious conditions. Though some people may not demonstrate toxic effects, others may be affected immediately or have illnesses that take years to develop.

The effects of exposure to the chemicals found at Camp Lejeune may depend on:

Camp Lejeune Justice
Act of 2022

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 is a bipartisan bill co-sponsored by five Democrats and four Republicans that will ensure that people who were harmed after exposure to toxic water at Camp Lejeune, receive just compensation. The bill has been rolled into a larger Honoring our PACT Act of 2022 which permits injured veterans and families to pursue justice for a variety of harms caused by toxic conditions.

The bill has passed the U.S. House of Representatives and is expected to receive Senate approval and be signed into law. It will permit those who were exposed for at least 30 days to Camp Lejeune drinking water between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, to file a claim in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

The new law would override previous barriers to compensation for many military members and their families who had been barred from seeking justice. It will also override North Carolina limitations and re-open the time window for filing a claim for two years after the bill is passed into law.

If you or a family member were stationed, lived, or worked at Camp Lejeune and were diagnosed with cancer, or another illness caused by contaminated water, you may be eligible for compensation, even if your claim was denied by the Veterans Administration.

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