Rhode Island Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Attorney
Were you or a loved one in the Camp Lejeune area between 1953 and 1987?
On August 10, 2022, the President enacted a new law that gives military veterans and others around Camp Lejeune the right to claim monetary compensation for harm caused by water contamination. The Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act seeks to provide justice for harms caused by toxic water.
Here at Bottaro Law, we are proud to be reviewing and accepting these cases in support of our veterans and their families throughout our Rhode Island and Massachusetts communities. If you or your loved ones (the law extends to anyone on the base) were potentially affected and entitled to monetary compensation, you need to know two things:
- You need a trusted, local firm to help you navigate the federal court system;
- You need a powerful legal team to maximize your chances for an efficient outcome.
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The PACT Act can help those in our Rhode Island and Massachusetts communities in several ways. The law permits those harmed by the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune to file claims against the federal government seeking compensation.
For these Camp LeJeune water contamination lawyers, getting your claim up and running is important to you and therefore to us. As your local law firm, here at Bottaro Law we are staffed to provide 24/7 service in whatever format you find convenient. Our goal is to answer your questions and efficiently ensure that your claim is set up and ready for success! Text or Call or reach out to us online now for a free and confidential claim review.
What Happened With The Toxic Water Contamination At Camp Lejeune?
In 1942, the government established U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. In the following years, it appears that Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune was one of the worst water contaminant sites in history.
According to reports, there may have been dumping of oil and industrial wastewater from the base into nearby storm drains. Some also indicate that radioactive materials may have been buried on site, including the bodies of animals used in government testing. As early as the 1970s, the Environmental Protection Agency labeled Camp Lejeune as a “major polluter.” Years of improper chemical disposals, spills, and leaks from underground storage tanks on the base created the perfect storm. Groundwater became contaminated, and as a result, military members and their families were exposed to dangerous water contamination for years.
Toxic Water: How Were Rhode Island and Massachusetts Veterans And Their Families Potentially Harmed?
Testing of the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune found a variety of chemicals and industrial solvents. These chemicals include:
Trichloroethylene and perchloroethylene are known as volatile organic compounds. VOCs are artificial industrial solvents used primarily in dry cleaning and manufacturing. Benzene is a chemical found in gasoline and other materials. It is used heavily in the pharmaceutical industry.