Camp Lejeune Water
Veteran Disability Lawyer
Decades after one of the worst drinking water contaminations in U.S. history, affected Marines and their families may finally receive the health care they need.
Camp Lejeune is a Marine base located in North Carolina. Over the course of 30 years, up to one million Marines and family members were exposed to drinking water contaminated with human carcinogens.
The U.S. Senate recently passed, by unanimous vote, a bill that provides these soldiers with health care for diseases and conditions resulting from exposure to the contaminated water. This care will be available to those who lived or worked at the base from 1957 to 1987.
The passage of the bill was not without some apprehension. Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina initially blocked the bill due to his concerns about opportunities for fraud. However, after amending the bill to address this, the bill passed unanimously.
The amended bill now goes to the U.S. House of Representatives for approval.
“After decades of denial,” said Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina, “this country owes it to them to ensure they are taken care of in their time of need.” We couldn’t agree more.
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