Did Your Family Drink Camp Lejeune’s Water?

Camp Lejeune's new wastewater treatment plant.

Toxic chemicals seeped into Camp Lejeune‘s water supply for three decades. The contaminated wells weren’t shut down until 1987, years after tests first indicated the water was polluted.

Additionally, Camp Lejeune officials didn’t immediately contact effected families. Here’s a Stars and Stripes timeline of events.

The Camp Lejeune water quality reports are available online.

The Navy mailed letters in May 2010 to veterans stationed at Camp Lejeune informing them of the water contamination between 1957 and 1987. You can download a VA Health Care fact sheet on Camp Lejeune Water Contamination.

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry has set up a web site with details and also conducted several health studies with Camp Lejeune families.

Marine families once based at Lejeune who have questions about health problems plan to gather today for an informational meeting. Mike Partainat (strashni2002@yahoo.com) is organizing the gathering planned from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tampa Marriott Westshore, 1001 N. Westshore Blvd.

Former residents and employees of Camp Lejeune can register on the Marine Corps’ official water study website at https://clnr.hqi.usmc.mil/. There’s also a toll free line with the Department of Navy 877-261-9782 staffed Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. or email at clwater@usmc.mil.

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