Those affected by tainted Lejeune water still searching for answers, resolution
"Trying to get the truth out of the USMC is akin to nailing Jell-o to the wall," Partain said.Camp Lejeune represents the worst contamination of a public water system in United States history, according to Congressional testimony by scientists.
More than 161,000 people have joined an official online registry for former Camp Lejeune residents and employees created in 2008.
As the Marine Corps has repeatedly pointed out, the federal government did not set safe standards for the contaminants detected at Camp Lejeune until 1989, meaning the Marines were not required to take action before then.
"Where is the due diligence?" Partain asked. "Do you have to have a (federal) regulation to say it's hazardous?I want accountability for the past and future. ... I in no way think money cures that,
but an admission or an apology for putting people through something that didn't have to happen — that's justice to me."