Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Camp Lejeune: 300,000 water contamination questionnaires sent to former base residents

If you're a former Marine or civilian worker who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune between 1972 and 1985 and you get a health survey in the mail from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, please fill it out.

Between now and December, about 300,000 health surveys will be mailed out to former Marines, dependents and civilian workers asking various questions about contaminant exposures on the base.

From 1957 to 1987, some of the wells at Camp Lejeune were contaminated with carcinogenic chemicals, including benzene and dry cleaning solvents.

"There's no guarantee that when we finish these studies that set government benefits will accrue to you," he said. "If we see associations that are strong enough, historically, the government has looked at that and provided medical services to those affected, but there's no guarantee."

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