Warnings about Lejeune's tainted water unheeded for years

Apr 18, 2010 Full story: McClatchy DC

For 30 years, thousands of Marines and their family members at Camp Lejeune, N.C., drank, cooked with and bathed in water that was laced with dangerous chemicals, but when outside contractors began raising questions about the toxic water, documents show, base officials rebuffed them and ignored the warnings or ordered more tests.

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george barnett

Surprise, NY

#1 Apr 20, 2010
Hold the commanding officer responsible under the UCMJ.Com pensate those injured.
Mike Lipka

Macomb, MI

#2 Jun 2, 2010
This is turning out to be larger than Watergate.
We served with pride and now we are treated like its our fault and they turned their backs on us.
What ever happened to "We take care of our own" ?
It's been turned into BOHICA
Bend over here it comes again.......
Be the MEN you say you are and come clean on this travisty.

Wood Dale, IL

#3 Aug 29, 2012
I was stationed at Camp Lejeune from 2-74 to 9-74, and then 6-76 to 10-77. I am now in my late 50's and have been told by V.A. Doctors that my health problems are more like that of a man in his 70's.
When I applied for a non service connected pension to the V.A., I was denied based on the Camp Lejeune water material.
How many times have I heard the old belief, "Marines take care of their own", or "Marines don't leave Marines behind". Whatever that poison did to us, It did it to all of us who served. What is even more of and insult is that when I contacted the American Legion for help in the matter. They called me and we missed connecting. I returned the call and even faxed a letter to state my needs. When I waited several weeks for a reply I again called the American Legion. What I got was a woman who sounded like I had did something wrong to them. Is this also how vet's are treated once they seek help? I'm really fed up with all of these people who claim their there for the VET. Anyone out there who have similar experiences?

Bay City, TX

#4 Nov 9, 2012
I also served in Bld. 2 in 1978 and 79. When I contacted the Marines about the water scare they sent me a package of letters informing me of everything and a request for more info of my health problems. Thats all!

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