July 21, 2011
Toxic well water at Camp Lejeune, in eastern North Carolina, was a hot topic at forums held on campus at The University of North Carolina at Wilmington on Wednesday. WRAL.com reported the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) formed the groups in the hopes of easing public concern by answering questions and offering information for education on the topic. ATSDR formed a seven-member community assistance panel to represent the marines and sailors from the base and to voice their opinions and concerns on the matter. The agency then held a second forum for the public that allowed time to answer any questions attendees may have and to discuss opportunities for future health studies.
The well water at Camp Lejeune had been poisoned for years by leaks in fuel tanks and other sources of pollution. With an estimate of over 1 million people exposed to the toxins, many cases of disease have been linked to the contamination. Retired Marine Master Sargent Jerry Ensminger lost a daughter who was conceived at the base to childhood Leukemia at the age of nine. Her form of Leukemia has since been linked to benzene, one of the many toxins found during testing at the camp site.
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