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Obama to sign bill helping Lejeune water victims

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RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- The man who has led the fight for information about the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune will be at the Oval Office when President Obama signs a bill providing health care for those who suffered illnesses because of the toxins.

Jerry Ensminger of Elizabethtown will be at the White House on Monday, when Obama is expected to sign the Honoring America's Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act. Ensminger's daughter, Janey, died at the age of 9 of a rare form of childhood leukemia.

The bill provides health benefits to Marines and family members exposed to contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune from 1957 to 1987. Congress approved the bill last week.

Health officials believe as many as 1 million people may have been exposed to tainted groundwater

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