Camp Lejeune Lawsuit: Description

In the early 1980s, Camp Lejeune underground water storage tanks were found to be contaminated with the volatile organic compounds perchloroethylene (PCE), trichloroethylene (TCE), and vinyl chloride. The troops, families, employees, and contractors stationed or working there were poisoned for decades. The contamination started in 1957 and ceased in 1985 when the affected wells were shut down.

Studies show connections between toxic substances in the camp’s drinking water and severe, potentially fatal health effects, including many different cancer types.  Other conditions include miscarriages, liver disease, birth defects, and neurobehavioral disorders, including Parkinson’s disease.

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit