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    Post: Camp Lejeune's water blamed for ills

    Posted by Deborah on 6/12/07

    Marines blame N.C. base’s water for health ills
    Former residents claim tainted liquid caused cancer, birth
    The Associated Press
    Updated: 4:52 a.m. CT June 12, 2007
    ATLANTA - Thousands of Marines and their families went to
    serve their country at North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune.

    Instead, many wound up fighting it, blaming the government
    for failing to protect them from an enemy that invaded
    their lives in a most intimate way: through the water that
    quenched their thirst, cooked their food and filled their
    bathtubs every day.

    The gruff ex-drill instructor is angry leukemia claimed
    his daughter, Janey. Parents were guilt-ridden that
    perhaps their own actions had ruined their daughters’
    health. An aging major still mourns the wife who shared
    his torment over their baby’s fatal birth defects. A
    former Navy doctor’s career was demolished by his rare

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