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Feds Mute on Cancer Incidence Study for Lejeune

ATSDR needs to compute the cancer incidence rate for both bases before ‘opening the champagne’.

(SALEM) - Camp Lejeune in located in North Carolina The Tampa Bay Times reported on March 10th that ‘the feds’ were reluctant to commit to a cancer incident study of Camp Lejeune veterans.

The base wells at Lejeune were contaminated with organic solvents and other toxic chemicals for at least 30 years (1957-1987).

Read Full Article (Feb-25-2014 12:03)

ASTDR Releases Camp Lejeune Health Studies

Cause of death data from 1979-2008 was used to study the Camp Lejeune and Camp Pendleton cohorts.

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Camp Lejeune, NC The study evaluated specific causes of death in 154,932 Marines and Navy personnel who began service during 1975-19851 and were stationed at Camp Lejeune anytime during this period.

We also evaluated a comparison group of 154,969 Marines and Navy personnel from Camp Pendleton.

Read Full Article (Feb-20-2014 20:17)

The Dance of the Dead

Higher cancer rates for Lejeune and Pendleton Veterans.

(SOMERDALE, NJ) - Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base. photo by Bonnie King “The Dance of the Dead” is one the best horror/comedy movies of recent years. In contrast, the 18,329 cancer deaths of Marines who were stationed at Camp Lejeune and Camp Pendleton from 1975 until 1985 are a real life horror story and not a laughing matter.

In the newly released article, Environmental Health, explains that Dr. Frank Bove, ATSDR toxicologist, and other scientists reported that Lejeune Marines had higher cancer rates than those at Camp Pendleton.

Read Full Article (Feb-20-2014 10:31)

New Study: Toxic Water on Marine Bases Responsible for Thousands of Deaths

Evaluation of mortality among marines and navy personnel exposed to contaminated drinking water at USMC base camp Lejeune: a retrospective cohort study

(CAMP LEJEUNE, NC) - Retired Marine Jerry Ensminger Two drinking water systems at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina were contaminated with solvents during 1950s-1985.

We conducted a retrospective cohort mortality study of Marine and Naval personnel who began service during 1975-1985 and were stationed at Camp Lejeune or Camp Pendleton, California during this period.

Read Full Article (Feb-04-2014 22:20)

Another Book on Camp Lejeune

We don’t wish the author any bad luck, but we were here first.

(SOMERDALE, NJ) - On April 23, 2013, the Marine Corps Times did a book review of Mike Magner’s “A Trust Betrayed: The Untold Story of Camp Lejeune and the Poisoning of Generations of Marines and Their Families,” due out from the Merloyd Lawrence imprint of the Perseus Books Group in March 2014.

Mike Magner, the author, was never a Marine.

Read Full Article (Dec-09-2013 12:24)

Deadly Chemical Trichloroethylene Now Making Headlines Left and Right

The most common ways of ingesting TCE is by drinking contaminated groundwater, or frequent use of degreasing products such as brake cleaning sprays.

(MINNEAPOLIS) - sign warning of trichloroethylene I spent much of last summer riding my motorcycle around the United States giving talks about trichloroethylene (TCE) contamination knowing full well that most people have never heard of this deadly chemical compound destroying drinking water viability all over the country.

A trichloroethylene site at a General Mills plant in Minneapolis is making headlines this week. The bigger message is that it is far from the only TCE site of growing concern.

Read Full Article (Dec-07-2013 14:53)

Hagan Statement on Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Study

Hagan has worked tirelessly to ensure that veterans and their families who were affected receive the health care they need.

(CAMP LEJEUNE, NC) - Kay Hagan U.S. Senator Kay Hagan released the following statement after the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) released a study on birth defects and childhood cancer resulting from water contamination at Camp Lejeune.

The results of the ATSDR study suggest associations between contamination in Camp Lejeune drinking water and neural tube defects (NTDs) like spina bifida as well as childhood hematopoietic cancers such as leukemia.

Read Full Article (Aug-08-2013 10:21)

Red Dragonfly `Veteran Awareness Mission` Set to Land at Camp Lejeune (VIDEO)

Operation Red Dragonfly is a Marine/author/reporter's mission to cross the USA educating Veterans about the health risks they face due to military service.

(SACRAMENTO, CA) - Marine Corps Veteran Jim Fontella Camp Lejeune stands out as the focal point for military base contamination in the United States.

The toxic nature of this Marine Corps reserve speaks volumes about the environmental state of military bases, and the position of the US government with regard to this subject, which is one of evasiveness and denial.

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