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Water at Camp Lejeune not linked to health problems

A federal report says contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune cannot be linked to health problems of people who lived on the base. According to the report released Saturday by the National Research Council, from the 1950s to 1985, people who lived and worked at Camp Lejeune were exposed to industrial solvents that tainted well-water. But the report cannot definitely connect the health problems to the base's water supply. Findings indicate people on base did not have diseases different from the general population, and the levels of contaminants in the water were not high enough to cause health problems.

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I can only hope that the

I can only hope that the NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL can back up their findings with PRECISE accuracy!!!! For their reputation's sake!!!

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

This report was incredibly flawed. It didn't take into consideration that benzene (which is a known carcinogen) was present in high levels- well over the maximum limit. If you want to find out more about the Camp Lejeune water contamination, please visit the website of The Few, The Proud, The Forgotten at TFTPTF was formed by 2 Marines whose families were exposed. On TFTPTF's site you will find a historical documents library, illness registry, photo gallery and discussion board.

Did anyone really expect any

Did anyone really expect any other outcome? Saying that it was harmful would lead to lawsuits.

This is baloney! This is the

This is baloney! This is the typical answer our government gives us when there is contamination. This is the same lame excuse they give to all citizens across the country where there is contamination. We had the same thing happen in Crestwood, IL; and the IEPA says the water didn't make anyone sick! It is all a bunch of lies and it is wrong of them. Look at all the other cases across the country; and in every instance; the government says there is no problem. Well, lets see what happens to those who say this as they enter the gates of heaven; maybe God won't let them in!