Rhode Island / Massachusetts Camp Lejeune Lawyer: History Of The Camp And Toxic Water, Part 2

As we continue to prepare for the toxic water Camp Lejeune lawsuits, here in Rhode Island and Massachusetts I wanted to continue blogging about the situation that has affected so many of our veterans and their families over the decades.

Rhode Island Massachusetts Camp Lejeune Assesment

ATSDR Assessment of the Evidence for the Drinking Water Contaminants at Camp Lejeune and Specific Cancers and Other Diseases – January 13, 2017

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How Did The Camp Lejeune Water Become Toxic?

The federal government has been studying the water supplies at Camp Lejeune for several decades.  The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (“ATDSR”) is a public health agency that advises the Environmental Protection Agency on the health aspects of hazardous waste sites or spills.  In 1989, the EPA added the camp to its national priorities list and after that, the ATSDR began an assessment of the drinking water contaminants at Camp Lejeune.

Decades of dumping, run-off, burning, and spills, and leakages have caused toxic levels of harmful chemicals in the water.

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US Service Member on base

What Have Scientists Found In The Camp Lejeune Water Contamination?

ATSDR is one of the entities that has indicated that for over 30 years, at least two of the water supplies at Camp Lejeune were contaminated with highly toxic chemicals.  

Between 1953 and 1987, the water supply for military personnel, civilians, and their families stationed at the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base in North Carolina was heavily contaminated with toxic levels of trichloroethylene (TCE), tetrachloroethylene (PCE), and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs). 

ATSDR and other federal agencies reported these findings.  

It is widely known that exposure to such chemicals can lead to harm such as cancer, birth defects, and other harm.

This was not only their drinking, bathing, and cooking water for many veterans but for active military on duty, their families, and civilians including infants and children. 

Rhode Island Massachusetts Camp Lejeune Water

Person filling up a cup with water

How May You Or Your Loved Ones Have Been Harmed By Camp Lejeune Toxic Water?

The Camp Lejeune base has seen millions of veterans, family members, and others drink, cook, clean, and otherwise use this toxic water over the decades. Therefore, there are many in our Rhode Island and Massachusetts communities who may have experienced great harm in their lives and therefore now be entitled to compensation.

If you or your loved one (alive or having passed), spent at least 30 days on the base and have had a history of cancers, birth defects, miscarriages, or other harm, you should contact our local firm for a free case review.

How Can We Help? Get The Bottaro Lawyers On Your Side For The Camp Lejeune Contaminated Water Claims

At Bottaro Law, we believe at the very least that veterans and their families deserve meaningful compensation that will cover their medical expenses.

If you have been diagnosed with cancer or another significant illness and believe exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune is to blame, contact our Rhode Island and Massachusetts legal team right now so we can start your claim. 

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At the Bottaro Law Firm, we care for people.  Attorney Mike Bottaro and his team are proud to be your local voice for Camp Lejeune legal claims. We can also help on cases in other states as well.  Honesty. Integrity. Results.  Call or text us right now 24/7 for live help with a free case review at (401) 251-0515; chat, email, or feel free to complete our online form.  We are here to serve and help you!