Thousands of families are eagerly waiting for the Senate’s decision on the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022. If this legislation is approved and becomes law, it will allow those who suffered from exposure to toxic water to pursue legal action.
Selinger Law has experience representing thousands of military families in both anti-terrorism litigation as well as the 3M defective earplug lawsuits. Now, Selinger Law is representing victims of toxic water at Camp Lejeune.
Water Contamination At Camp Lejeune
The Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base in North Carolina was established in 1942. Forty years later, the Marine Corps determined that two of the water treatment facilities providing water to the base had been contaminated with volatile organic compounds.
Specifically, the Tarawa Terrace treatment plant was contaminated with PCE (perchloroethylene or tetrachloroethylene). The EPA maximum containment level of this organic compound is 5 parts per billion(ppb) in drinking water. The maximum level of contamination at Tarawa Terrace was 215 ppb.
It was determined that the water had been contaminated for a total of 346 months by a nearby off-base dry cleaning company.
The other treatment plant, Hadnot Point, was contaminated with TCE (trichloroethylene). The current EPA approval for TCE in drinking water is 5 ppb. At its highest point, the contamination at Hadnot Point was measured at 1,400 ppb. Multiple sources of contamination are believed to have caused this, including storage tank leaks, industrial spills, and inappropriate water disposal practices.
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Veterans From Camp Lejeune Suffer Devastating Side EffectsFor more than three decades, the residents who lived on base were exposed to high levels of PCE and TCE. Exposure to these chemicals has been known to cause diseases and medical disorders including:
- Kidney Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Bladder Cancer
- Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
- Lung Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Birth Defects