Camp Lejeune Tainted Water Test Records Missing

Photo courtesy: The Few, The Proud, The Forgotten web site.

Photo credit: The Few, The Proud, The Forgotten website.

Ongoing coverage by the Tampa Bay Times of dangerous water pollution at the U.S. Marine Corps Camp Lejeune says no records of required water tests can be found.

In a report published today, William R. Levesque writes that the Marine Corps’ own regulations mandates CCE (Carbon Chloroform Extract) testing every year if there’s evidence of ongoing pollution.

But no record of CCE testing at Camp Lejeune can be found in the thousands of pages of documents detailing what some believe to be the worst drinking-water contamination in U.S. history.

The Corps told the Tampa Bay Times it can find no such evidence that testing took place, but a spokeswoman noted it is possible the records have been discarded under the Corps’ records-retention policies.

Last year, President Barack Obama signed a law that provides health care to families and veterans who were exposed to the tainted water.

You can read the full story on the lack of water testing records here.

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2 Responses

  1. A loss of water tests records does not imply the problem of Lejeune tainted water does not exist. On the contrary it pose more interrogatif and may also certify the reality of problem. Veterans and their families have the rigth to known the situation on the interess own and of others, for care health problems derived. We hope test may be do and may be do by all organization on matter, soo to known the exact amount of problem claudio alpaca

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