2 months ago
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US agrees to pay billions to Marines affected by toxic water

The Obama administration has agreed to provide disability benefits totaling more than $2 billion to veterans who had been exposed to contaminated drinking water while assigned to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.
6 months ago
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US Senators push for automatic disability status for poisoned vets

Today, Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis wrote a letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donavan urging the Department of Veterans Affairs to grant presumptive disability status to veterans suffering from diseases caused by poisoned water at Camp Lejeune.
1 year ago
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Michigan proposes strategy to determine if Flint water safe

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is proposing a five-part strategy to determine whether Flint's water is safe to drink.
1 year ago
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Flint water crisis: Investigation will be ‘exhaustive, independent’ says AG

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced two new leaders of the investigation into the ongoing Flint water crisis.
Bill would help victims in Camp Lejeune, Asheville
3 years ago
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Bill would help victims in Camp Lejeune, Asheville

Two North Carolina congressional leaders have introduced legislation they say will help people exposed to contaminated water near a closed Asheville factory and a Marines Corp base.
Obama lawyers seek end to Lejeune toxic water case
3 years ago
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Obama lawyers seek end to Lejeune toxic water case

Obama administration attorneys are asking a federal appeals court to rule against families who blame contaminated tap water at the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps base for birth defects, childhood cancers and other illnesses.
Supreme Court rules against homeowners in toxic water case
3 years ago
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Supreme Court rules against homeowners in toxic water case

The Supreme Court says a group of homeowners in North Carolina can't sue a company that contaminated their drinking water because a state deadline has lapsed.
Federal grand jury looks into Duke Energy spill
3 years ago
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Federal grand jury looks into Duke Energy spill

A federal grand jury is convening as part of a widening criminal investigation triggered by the massive Duke Energy coal ash spill that coated 70 miles of the Dan River with toxic sludge.
Agency: Camp Lejeune water contaminated in 1953
4 years ago
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Agency: Camp Lejeune water contaminated in 1953

Many more Marines and their relatives could be eligible for compensation for illnesses because a federal agency determined that the water at North Carolina's Camp Lejeune was contaminated four years earlier than thought.
Mothers United holds kickoff event
5 years ago
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Mothers United holds kickoff event

A group of Wilmington mothers is not happy about the pollution levels in New Hanover County. Mothers United, a group branching off of Stop Titan, held its first event today to promote a healthy environment for area children to grow up in.