Monday, January 17, 2011

Contaminated Water and the Lawsuit

Former Camp Lejeune residents are suing base after drinking contaminated water for years.

The lawsuit states that the United States Government, through agents within the Department of Defense, knowingly exposed hundreds of thousands of Marines, sailors, their family members, and civilian employees to highly contaminated drinking water on the base at Camp Lejeune, while at the same time actively disseminating disinformation to those exposed in an effort to minimize the significance of the exposure.
Many scientists have called the drinking water contamination at Camp Lejeune the worst in the nation's history. The contaminated drinking water was consumed by an estimated one million people.

The lawsuit claims that exposure to the toxins caused numerous health problems including cancers, reproductive disorders and birth defects, among other maladies.