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CAMP LEJEUNE, NC (AP) — A bill requiring the federal government to provide treatment for veterans and their family members who developed health problems from being exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune has passed a US Senate committee.

Sens. Kay Hagan and Richard Burr say the Caring for Camp Lejeune Veterans Act was approved by the Veterans Affairs Committee on Wednesday. The two senators co-sponsored the bill requiring the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide health care to those affected.

Burr says the measure gives the country another chance to do the right thing. Hagan says those exposed deserve health care through the VA system.

Health officials think as many as 1 million people may have been exposed to tainted water before the wells were closed more than 20 years ago.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • Maurice Asselin

    I made my claim over three years ago for a claim due to contaminated water at camp lejeune NC. Now after a congressional investigation, the V A has sent me more forms to fill out and wait for another year to go by before any type of compensation is granted but before the year is over with I will receive either a denial for compensation or a request for more information.This has been happening to me for over 20 years now. So why should my daughter stay in the Marine Corps in Afganistan. Is it so she can get shit on for years to come trying to get compensation for injuries received while in combat? I’ll stop now because this comment will not get anywhere.Possibly because I am not human. The code below is 3athF with some type of lines attached to the th and a line under the letter F.


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