Those who lived and worked on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune from the 1950s – 1980s never expected their time at the base could lead to untimely death and disease. Camp Lejeune brought new economic growth to North Carolina, but unexpected consequences of that growth affected the water supply to the Camp Lejeune barracks, base housing, and other areas. Toxic waste from dry cleaning fluids, jet fuel, and other chemical dumping contaminated groundwater used for Camp Lejeune’s drinking, bathing and swimming.
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has studied the health impacts of the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune for decades. The ATSDR’s position is that past exposure to toxic water at Camp Lejeune from the 1950s through mid-1980s likely increased the risk of certain cancers, organ diseases, and cardiac defects. Other rare diseases and birth defects have also been traced to the water supply at Camp Lejeune.
To learn more about which diseases and medical conditions have been linked to the water contamination visit our Camp Lejeune page here…
We are working daily to fight for the integrity and justice of our Camp Lejeune veterans, civilian contractors, and their families. They deserve the justice the Camp Lejeune Justice Act can bring them.