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    Re: Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

    Posted by Codi on 8/28/08

    My neighbor was exposed and just recieved letters. The letters
    say he needs to go get MRI's and blood work etc. I see the
    responses that it has been linked to cancer.What about tumors
    and such. a few years ago he had a tumor, a brain aneurysm and
    such had to have surgery. Now he has seizures and so on. He is
    just curious if any of this is linked? any thoughts info let us
    know and I'll post another blog once his test results come back.

    On 4/19/08, marsha wrote:
    > On 9/10/05, Carol Hill wrote:
    >> THE STAND
    >> Terry Dyer/Karen Strand
    >> Email:
    >> Meetings on Capital Hill with Congressional Leaders
    >> Scheduled for September 21-23, 2005
    >> Did you live or work aboard Camp Lejeune, NC from 1964-
    >> 1985? Military service personnel and civilian workers
    >> who were on base during that time period were potentially
    >> exposed to several toxic chemicals in their drinking water,
    >> groundwater and the soil in certain areas of the base.
    >> Main housing areas were confirmed to be contaminated.
    >> Chemicals known to cause cancer and other illnesses in
    >> humans were present. Chemicals such as trichloroethylene
    >> (TCE), tetrachloroethylene(PCE), benzene, dichloroethylene
    >> (DCE), methylene chloride and vinyl chloride., among
    >> others, along with fuels were released into the water on
    >> base. Insecticides were found in the soil in parking lots
    >> and play areas.
    >> Hazardous contaminants were found at levels hundreds to
    >> thousands of times in excess of the range of health based
    >> standards according to tests conducted in 1982 and 1984.
    >> As a result, wells were taken offline in 1984 and 1985.
    >> “Camp Lejeune presents a groundwater contamination site of
    >> unusually high level of concern,” said Richard Mass, co-
    >> director of the Environmental Quality Institute at UNC
    >> Ashville and member of an independent panel formed to
    >> investigate the contamination of the Marine Base’s water
    >> systems. “It became clear to me from my work on the panel
    >> that our country had treated these people unfairly,” Maas
    >> said.
    >> Members of the group THE STAND, and other representatives
    >> of those affected are going to be in Washington, DC,
    >> September 21-23, meeting with congressional leaders to
    >> discuss the effect of this contamination and to request
    >> further investigation and remedies.
    >> The Stand was formed by military dependants affected by
    >> the groundwater contamination who saw the need for a united
    >> front of people who lived at Tarawa Terrace and Hadnot
    >> Point . The mission of the group, who’s membership
    >> continues to grow since 2002, is to receive justice for
    >> civilian, military and dependent peace-keepers that were
    >> wounded as a result of toxic chemical poisoning at Camp
    >> Lejeune, North Carolina. For more information please visit
    >> # # #

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