Two out of the eight water supplies at Camp Lejeune were contaminated with highly toxic chemicals for over 30 years.
Cleaning solvents, fuel pollutants made their way to Camp Lejeune wells and water supplies, along with pollution from leaking underground storage tanks.
The concentration levels were 280 times the amount accepted by safety standards, causing civilians, military, and families to potentially get sick, and even die.
The Honoring our PACT Act of 2021 has been passed the House and addresses health care issues and other matters related to veterans who were exposed to toxic substances during military service.
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act will be placed within the larger PACT Act of 2021 and will allow veterans and their families to file reimbursement claims in federal court.
Two on-base water wells were found to have the chemicals trichloroethylene (TCE), perchloroethylene (PCE), benzene, vinyl chloride and other compounds.
Veterans, civilian employees, and family members who worked and/or lived at Camp Lejeune from 1953 to 1987.
You are still entitled to your VA benefits if you report your injuries and fullfill a case.