Camp Lejeune is a military base located in North Carolina. From 1953 to 1987, many people who lived and/or worked around the base were exposed to water contamination, which had catastrophic consequences for them. For around 34 years, some toxic agents seeped into the soil from fuel depots, dry cleaners, and other places.
Nowadays, these people suffer from cancer and other health conditions that have complicated their quality of life, and in many cases, led to their own or their loved ones’ deaths.
The problem is that millions of Marines and their families were 100% exposed to the water at Camp Lejeune. These people drank the water, cooked with it, and bathed in it, without realizing the danger they were in. Furthermore, this situation also affected their offspring, so babies born during this period suffered the consequences in equal measure. Some of these consequences are
In 1982, industrial solvents were found in two water supplies. Subsequently, further studies found that these water systems were contaminated by more dangerous chemicals, such as trichloroethylene (TCE), perchloroethylene (PCE), and benzene, a known carcinogen, among others.
In 1989, the Environmental Protection Agency classified the Camp Lejeune area as one of the most contaminated places.
This case demonstrates shocking negligence on the part of the government that has affected the lives of millions of people and, in many cases, continues to do so. That is why at Abogados Centro Legal, we are available to help you or your family members obtain the justice they deserve for damages related to exposure to contaminated waters at Camp Lejeune. Call us at 205 940 2233 or schedule a free consultation.
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