For a period of 35 years (from the 1950s to the 1980s) an estimated 1 million former residents and employees at the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps base in North Carolina were being supplied with drinking water that was poisoned with massive levels of industrial chemicals. Subsequent studies have shown that the exposure to these chemicals caused former Camp Lejeune personnel to suffer higher rates of cancer, birth defects, and other diseases.
Sadly, an austere law in North Carolina has prevented these victims from pursuing justice. That could be about to change, however, as Congress is on the verge – maybe tomorrow – of passing a new law that will give Camp Lejeune water contamination victims the right to file water contamination lawsuits and get compensation for their injuries.
In this post, we will look at: