Senators seek cancer study of Lejeune water

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Submitted: Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:50am
Updated: Thu, 03/20/2014 - 1:03am

CAMP LEJEUNE, NC (AP) — North Carolina’s two U.S. senators say a federal health agency should conduct a cancer incidence study for the groundwater contamination at Camp Lejeune.

Sens. Kay Hagan and Richard Burr said Wednesday they wrote a letter to Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Health and Human Services secretary. They told Sebelius that the Agency on Toxic Substances and Disease Registry should conduct the cancer study.

They’re seeking a response no later than March 28. Rep. John Dingell of Michigan also signed the letter.

Health officials believe as many as 1 million people may have been exposed to tainted water between the 1950s and when drinking water wells were closed in the 1980s after being contaminated by leaking fuel tanks and an off-base dry cleaner.

ATSDR didn’t respond messages from The Associated Press.

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  • Rodney Rhodan says:

    Should The United States Department Of Justice Defend The Statue Of Limitation Argument In This Case? The question at bar in the United States Supreme Court, should be as follow. How many years is the statue of limitation for the death of animals & humans dying from exposiure to hazardous waste and chemical toxins, both in the air and water ways? The out come of this case will have a major impact on the Camp Lejeune water contamination issue.
    CTS Corporation, Petitioner
    Peter Waldburger, et al. BRIEF FOR THE UNITED STATES AS AMICUS CURIAE SUPPORTING PETITIONER, Donald B. Verrilli Jr. Solicitor general of records: QUESTION PRESENTED. Whether a provision of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, 42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq., proving a federal commencement date for the running of state statues of limitation as applied to suits involving hazardous substances, 42 U.S.C. 9658, Preempts a North Carolina statue cutting off liability ten years after a defendant’s last relevant act or omission. This question at bar is mute, because most victims that consume hazardous toxins is never informed within the statues limitation. Most toxins are not even discovered in soil or water until years and centuries after the fact. Most hazardous toxins are consumed by humans as a result of illegal dumping or illegal storing of hazardous toxins with little or no knowledge by the general public.

  • Rodney Rhodan says:

    CTS Corporation, Petitioner
    Peter Waldburger, et al. BRIEF FOR THE UNITED STATES AS AMICUS CURIAE SUPPORTING PETITIONER, Donald B. Verrilli Jr. Solicitor general of records.

    The United States Department Of Justice decision to defend the statue of limitation issue in this case, I believe is based on the protection of the automobile industries negligence and liability for industrial pollutants. CTS Corporation manufactures automobile parts and sensors. The materials that’s use to manufacture these parts are the major components of pollution to our water ways on manufacturing sites. The water that is use in the process of manufacturing these parts and sensors in the plants to keep the parts cool, while machining these parts for distribution has and external run off outside the plant. This external run off is the source of water and air contamination around and beyond the manufacturing plants sites. The automobile industries today is the driving force of our economy, therefore protection of this valuable asset is a must at any and all cost. This is why I believe the United States Justice Department is in defense of the statue of limitation argument in this case. This case out come has the potential of contaminating the out come of the Camp Lejeune contaminated drinking water issue also, therefore serving a dual propose. I’m guessing the feres doctrine will be the next step used.

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