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RALEIGH, NC (AP) — A bipartisan group of lawmakers is urging the Centers for Disease Control to complete a new, comprehensive report on the health effects of toxic tap water at the Camp Lejeune Marine base.

The lawmakers also want the agency to investigate whether people were exposed to airborne toxins inside buildings after contaminated wells at the North Carolina base were closed in 1985.

The four senators and two representatives were reacting to news that the agency intends to issue a less comprehensive “health consultation” than it did in 1997. The CDC withdrew the original report four years ago after labeling it incomplete.

As many as a million people may have been exposed to cancer-causing chemicals from the water over more than three decades.

The lawmakers gave the CDC until Aug. 26 to respond.

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2015 years 9 months ago

TCE the contaminant in the wells is not that toxic. The workplace exposure levels mandated by the Feds leads to exposure levels that are higher than those levels found in the wells, by my calculations…Anyone can do their own research on the contaminant and see for themselves—that is why none wants to do a study cause it will disprove their claims…tough nuts, but thats the way it is…IMHO


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