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FAQS: Camp Lejeune water contamination

What Is Required Period Of Exposure To Qualify For Benefits?

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 requires that the person who suffered the harm resided, worked or was otherwise exposed to the toxic water was exposed for at least 30 days during the period beginning on August 1, 1953 and ending on December 31, 1987. The Act does not require that the 30 days were served sequentially or at the same time. For instance, if the person harmed was in Camp Lejeune for only 10 days in 1977, and another 20 days in 1983, the exposure would be covered under the Act. . .

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Story Of The Marine Corps’ Coverup

A Legacy Of Pain And Redemption

The Marine Corps has since acknowledged its failure to properly handle the hazardous wastes and has taken steps to improve its water safety protocols. However, for those who were affected by the contamination, the damage has already been done. . .

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A Contamination At Camp Lejeune: The Basics

Serious Consequences For Veterans And Their Families

Between August 1953 and December 1987, the drinking water at Camp Lejeune was contaminated with industrial solvents, benzene, and other chemicals. This had serious health consequences for those stationed at the base. The United States Department of Veterans Affairs recognizes this, and provides benefits to those who were affected . . .

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10 Facts about camp lejeune water contamination

1. From 1953 To 1987, The United States Marine Corps (USMC) Operated A Base At Camp Lejeune In North Carolina With Contaminated Drinking Water.

The water at Camp Lejeune was discovered to be contaminated from August 1, 1953 through December 31, 1987. Tests have shown that the water was polluted with toxic chemicals, including perchloroethylene (PCE), trichloroethylene (TCE), benzene and numerous others. These chemicals can cause a variety of health problems, including cancer. . .

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