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31 Jul 2018 12:26 PM | Anonymous

In the early 1980s at the Marine Corps Base in Lejeune, NC, it was discovered that two on-base water-supply systems were contaminated with the volatile organic compounds trichloroethylene (TCE), a metal degreaser, and perchloroethylene (PCE), a dry cleaning agent. Benzene, vinyl chloride, and other compounds were also found to be contaminating the water-supply systems. For the full link click here.

Many of the members of the MCRA have been stationed during their career at Camp Lejeune. As such, this issue is one that the MCRA is following closely and has been advocating on Capitol Hill for many years. Much progress has been made, but there is much work remaining. We will continue to follow this issue for as long as it remains. We will strive to keep the membership informed of all news on this issue. The Marine Corps encourages all those who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune before 1987 to register to receive notifications regarding this matter. In addition, the Department of the Navy is funding independent research initiatives.

The MCRA will continue to keep this as a priority for the Association and push information as it becomes available to the membership. Keeping in step with our mission to remain faithful to all those that have served.

I have found a law firm The Bell Legal Group that specializes in representing those that were victimized.  The best part is this site does an exceptional job with keeping up with information that has impacted so many!  

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Marines who served at Camp Lejeune but can't get VA healthcare

More studies in the works on Camp Lejeune toxic water victims

More studies in the works on Camp Lejeune toxic water victims

Third study confirms harmful effects of water at Camp Lejeune

Esminger reflects on passage of bill to help victims

NC House backs Lejeune victims

“It has been almost three years since Congress passed the Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act. In that time, the CDC has released four studies showing that these Camp Lejeune families have a higher risk of certain cancers and a higher mortality rate.  Yet the VA continues to drag its feet and disagree with the government's leading scientists. It's unconscionable that only 10 percent of these sick veterans have gotten disability benefits. If the VA won't listen to the law or to scientists, what's it going to take?"  -Senator Richard Burr (R-NC)


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