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 Author: crow
PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:55 am 
From the 1950s through the 1980s, people living or working at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, were potentially exposed to drinking water contaminated with industrial solvents, benzene, and other chemicals.
Learn about research on past chemical contamination.

Disability compensation
VA has established a presumptive service connection for Veterans, Reservists, and National Guard members exposed to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune from August 1, 1953 through December 31, 1987 who later developed one of the following eight diseases:
Adult leukemia
Aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes
Bladder cancer
Kidney cancer
Liver cancer
Multiple myeloma
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
Parkinson's disease

Presently, these conditions are the only ones for which there is sufficient scientific and medical evidence to support the creation of presumptions; however, VA will continue to review relevant information as it becomes available.

Veterans who are experiencing other health conditions that they think may be related to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune are encouraged to contact their primary care provider and to file a claim. VA reviews and decides disability compensation claims on a case-by-case basis.

Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012

Veterans’ health care
In accordance with the 2012 Camp Lejeune health care law, VA provides cost-free health care for certain conditions to Veterans who served at least 30 days of active duty at Camp Lejeune from January 1, 1957 and December 31, 1987.

Qualifying health conditions include:
Esophageal cancer
Breast cancer
Kidney cancer
Multiple myeloma
Renal toxicity
Female infertility
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
Lung cancer
Bladder cancer
Myelodysplastic syndromes
Hepatic steatosis
Neurobehavioral effects

Veterans eligible for health care under the 2012 Camp Lejeune health care law may enroll in VA health care and receive medical services for the 15 covered health conditions at no cost (including copayments).
Not yet enrolled in VA health care? Apply online or call 1-877-222-8387 for help. Inform VA staff that you served on active duty at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days during the covered time period.

Family member health care reimbursement
Family members of Veterans who also resided at Camp Lejeune during the qualifying period are eligible for reimbursement of out-of-pocket medical expenses related to the 15 covered health conditions. VA can only pay treatment costs that remain after payment from your other health plans.

Apply online for reimbursement HERE or call 1-866-372-1144 for help.
What type of evidence can I submit with my application?

Documentation showing dependent relationship to a Veteran who served at Camp Lejeune, such as marriage license or birth certificate
Documentation showing you lived on the base for 30 days or more between Aug. 1, 1953 and Dec. 31, 1987 such as copies of orders or base housing records

You paid health care expenses for a covered condition respective to the following date ranges.
If you lived on Camp Lejeune between January 1, 1957 and December 31, 1987, then you can be reimbursed for care that you received on or after August 6, 2012

If you lived on Camp Lejeune between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1956, then you can be reimbursed for care that you received on or after December 16, 2014

When evidence is not submitted, VA will use all relevant evidence from internal sources and the Department of Defense (DoD) to support your application. Please be aware it may take longer to review your application.

 Author: almilligan
PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:31 pm 
I was at Camp Lejeune during this time period, but I didn't drink much water.

 Author: crow
PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:04 pm 
How much water would it take when said water is contaminated with "industrial solvents, benzene, and other chemicals" too hideous to list? And if you ate food cooked on base often the contaminates are concentrated.

 Author: almilligan
PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:57 pm 
I can tell you how that contamination got into the ground water, "waste pits". Big pits were dug in the boonies and all kinds of liquid wastes were dumped in, oil, gas, solvents, paint any kind of liquid. Pits would stay open for years as the liquid soaked in. But you didn't have to wait long for the stuff to get into the ground water. The water table in coastal North carolina is close to the surface. There were places in Camp Lejeune where you could hit water in three feet. The waste pits I saw always had a couple of feet of water on the bottom.

Also, field heads (toilets), they'd dig a hole four or five feet deep and put an outhouse on top. Most of the time there was water in the bottom. When finished they'd cover it up, put a stake in it and mark it on a map. There were, also, urine tubes (not what they were really called). Dig a hole about four feet deep, put some stones in it and put a tube in it with a funnel at the top. More good stuff for the groundwater.

The Marine Corps has never been noted for intelligence which is probably good for what they're expected to do.

 Author: crow
PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:26 am 
Thanks Al, this was truly the last of the good 'ol days when america was great; before the commie EPA tore the heart of the military and destroyed corporate profits by usurping gods power to cleans the waters like the great rivers with spontaneous purifying fires on the water of the Mississippi and Ohio. Lets make america great again.

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