Sunday, July 22, 2012

Released: 8,000{+} Documents Relating to Camp Lejeune

Senate Committee Releases 8,000 Documents Relating to Camp Lejeune Water Contamination
July 21, 2012 - Having grown tired of the military’s stonewalling, a U.S. senator this week released thousands of documents {pdf links} pertaining to the decades-long water contamination at a key Marine Corps base.

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, published more than 8,000 Department of Defense documents related to the water contamination at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

From the 1950s to the mid-1980s the water supply at Camp Lejeune was contaminated with chemicals from an off-base dry-cleaning company and trichloroethylene (TCE), which was used to clean military equipment. Even though Marine Corps commanders issued an order in 1974 to safely dispose of solvents, dangerous chemicals were still dumped near water wells for years.

Hundreds of thousands of military personnel and their family members may have been exposed. Leahy said it was time to find out how serious the problem is and get it resolved. read more>>>

Camp Lejeune, Water Contamination, Documents Released

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