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Below are the latest stories about the Camp Lejeune water contamination: 

 

Jun
15
2014

New Legislation Opens Door For Camp Lejeune Victims

** NEW LEGISLATION OPENS DOOR FOR CAMP LEJEUNE VICTIMS ** In a welcome show of bipartisanship, the state House has worked to correct a state law that could have killed a lawsuit by former Marines and family members sickened by contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. Credit state Rep. Rick Catlin, R-New Hanover, for initiating the action to protect those Marine families. ...
Jul
09
2014

Janey Ensminger: A Daughter's Tragedy. A Fathers Crusade

It the spring of 1983 Camp Lejeune Master Sergeant Jerry Ensminger's six-year old daughter, Janey, was diagnosed with Strep throat. In the fall of 1985, she died. The cause: a disease called petechiae, which caused her blood platelets to be so low that blood was coming out under her skin. ...
Jul
02
2014

Obama Administration Moves to Deny Justice for Camp Lejuene Veterans

America's veterans deserve better. The growing scandal that has engulfed the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs overshadowed other actions by the Obama administration that further call into question its policies to protect the men and women who have served in the armed forces. ...
Jun
30
2014

Bill: Time Should Be No Barrier to Lejeune Victims

The bill would allow Camp Lejeune victims and their families to seek damages and preempt any state laws creating time limits for which any lawsuits may be filed. U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan (D) and Congressman G.K. Butterfield introduced legislation in the Senate and the House on June 27. This legislation would not only aid residents who were exposed to toxic chemicals at the CTS superfund site nea...
Jun
30
2014

Bill aims to aid Camp Lejeune Contamination Victims

Two North Carolina congressional leaders have introduced legislation they say will help people exposed to contaminated water near a closed Asheville factory and a Marine Corps base. ...
Jun
10
2014

Supreme Court Decision Is A Boon For Polluters, Critics Say

Indirectly, critics warn, the decision may also eliminate recourse for veterans sickened by historically contaminated water at a North Carolina Marine Corps base, and may motivate corporations to cover up current and future pollution events long enough to escape liability. The decision, critics say, will trigger profound and unjust environmental health consequences across the U.S. ...
Jun
10
2014

Lejeune Marines May Lose Lawsuit Battle

Marine veterans in fight for compensation from injuries.  The Supreme Court in a 7 to 2 decision on June 9th ruled in favor of the CTS Corporation, Ashville, NC.  The ruling supported North Carolina's statue of repose, which establishes a 10 year clock for an injured party to file a lawsuit.  After the 10 years, lawsuits alleging injury from the environmental contamination a...
Jun
09
2014

Justices' water pollution ruling may deny Marine vets

WASHINGTON - Victims of contaminated water that wasn't discovered for decades lost their effort to sue polluters at the Supreme Court on Monday in a case that could set back thousands of former Marines and their families with similar claims. ...
Feb
20
2014

Camp Lejeune Cancer Study 'Vindication' For Victims, Advocates Say

"This study is vindication for what we've been arguing and fighting for over the past 10 years"U.S. Marines stationed at North Carolina's Camp Lejeune during decades when toxic chemicals leached into on-base water wells have since suffered elevated risks of death from several types of cancer as well as Lou Gehrig's disease, according to a government report released Wednesday....