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Vet Toxic Exposure … Lejeune: A Senate bill (S.277) (Caring for Camp Lejeune Veterans Act of 2011) would make it easier for veterans and their families affected by contaminated water aboard base to receive medical assistance. It has the support of 22 National and state organizations. It is NC senators who introduced the bill.
According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, at least 500,000 people may have been exposed in the 30-year period from 1957 to 1987 to a host of toxic chemicals, including known human carcinogens benzene and vinyl chloride, as well as drying cleaning solvents and degreasers. It’s the largest DoD environmental contamination on record. (more…)