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.