Friday, January 28, 2011

Lawsuit over contaminated water at Camp Lejeune

If you recall back in 2009 I had mentioned a problem with former marines developing breast cancer from exposure to contaminated water at the Camp Lejeune marine base in Jacksonville, NC. It looks like now at least one former marine has filed a lawsuit against the federal government.
A former Marine has filed a $16 million lawsuit against the federal government, claiming that contaminated water at Camp Lejeune caused him to contract a rare form of breast cancer.
After serving at Camp Lejeune from 1957-1959 Joel Shriberg of Pinehurst was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, which has spread to his lungs.

It is believed that before the tainted wells were closed during the 80s (after nearly 3 decades of people accessing them) upwards of 1 million people could have been exposed to the tainted water.

These folks literally put their lives on the line for us. They shouldn't be treated like this.