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United States Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NCWelcome to The Few, The Proud, The Forgotten. The purpose of this site is to help provide information about the toxic water contamination aboard U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Please feel free to register, look around our site and ask questions. We invite you to visit our Discussion page. We have also recently completed a referenced time line of events for the first half of the toxic water contamination aboard Camp Lejeune. Please review this important document and compare it to prior “official” Marine Corps versions found on the page.

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is currently studying the effects of toxic exposure upon former residents of Camp Lejeune. Three separate water distribution systems aboard Camp Lejeune were found to be contaminated, the Hadnot Point, Tarawa Terrace and Holcomb Blvd water distribution systems. ATSDR has determined the systems was contaminated from January 1953 until 1 March 1987. ATSDR water modeling for these water distribution systems is complete.

(L to R) Jerry Ensminger, Mike Gros & Jeff Byron being sworn in at a Congressional Hearing on Camp Lejeune on June 12, 2007. All three men are members of The Few, The Proud, The Forgotten and spoke on behalf of all of the victims of the Camp Lejeune water contamination. Historically, Midway Park, Berkeley Manor, and Paradise Point housing areas received their finished tap water from the Hadnot Point water system prior to 1972. After that date, these areas received their water from the Holcomb Boulevard water distribution system. Hospital Point and Hadnot Point (Main side) to include French creek received their finished water from the Hadnot Point water distribution system up until the contaminated wells were taken offline, contaminated water for these areas ceased in February of 1985. However, beginning 27 January 1985 through 4 February 1985, the Holcomb Boulevard water treatment plant was taken off line due to a generator fuel spill in the water system. Water was rerouted from the Hadnot Point water distribution system in order to supply water to Midway Park, Berkeley Manor, Paradise Point, and Watkins Village. The water furnished to these areas during the 9 day period was highly contaminated with VOCs.

Jerry's daughter Janey was one of 12,598 children conceived and or born aboard the base from 1968-1985 who are under study by ATSDR for adverse health effects from their exposure to the contaminated water. Janey was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 6 and died at the age of 9 from the disease. Jerry has been involved in uncovering the truth at Camp Lejeune ever since he discovered that he and his family were exposed to the chemicals at the base 12 years after Janey's death. The water provided by the Tarawa Terrace and Hadnot Point distribution systems was highly contaminated with various chemicals, including the VOCs (volatile organic compounds) known as PCE (Tetrachloroethylene aka Perchloroethylene), TCE (Trichloroethylene), DCE (Dichloroethylene), Vinyl Chloride and BTEX (Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, and Xylene).These chemicals are either known or suspected human carcinogens. Many Marines, Sailors, their families and loyal civilian employees have been affected by the contamination in various ways including, but not limited to: liver cancer, kidney cancer, breast cancer, bladder cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, cervical cancer, lung cancer, leukemia, non Hodgkins lymphoma, liver disease, miscarriages, birth defects (cleft palate, heart defects, Choanal atresia, neural tube defects, low birth weight, and small for gestational age),etc. Unfortunately, many of these families still have not been notified by the USMC of the danger from their exposure. In 1987 Camp Lejeune was recommended for listing as a Superfund site on the National Priorities List (NPL) by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Camp Lejeune was officially listed as a Superfund site in 1989.

"One person can make a difference, and every person should try." - John F. Kennedy

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Camp Lejeune Contamination Timeline

 

Complete Timeline HERE


NEWS - UPDATED 6/3/2016


Stark County (Ohio) Veterans Service Commission warns of Camp Lejeune sickness 6/2/2016

WFLA NBC Tampa - 8 On Your Side investigation prompts action on Camp Lejeune poison water VA claim 6/1/2016

Jerry Ensminger to speak at Operation Stand Together in Wash, DC in May 2017 5/31/2016

VVA - Contamination & Betrayal: The Continuing Saga of Camp Lejeune's Toxic Water 5/28/2016

***** READ STATEMENT FROM JERRY ENSMINGER regarding Marine Corps Times 5/7 Osprey scandal article 5/8/2016 *****

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Releases Revised Camp Lejeune Drinking Water Public Health Assessment 5/4/2016

Sens Burr, Nelson, and Tillis Fight for Health Care for Camp Lejeune Toxic Exposure Victims 4/29/2016

The Janey Ensminger Act of 2016 - One Pager 4/29/2016

S.2888 The Janey Ensminger Act of 2016 Full Text 4/28/2016

Tampa Bay Times: Veteran groups sue federal agency over Camp Lejeune contaminated water claims 4/28/2016

WRAL 5 NBC: Groups sue Department of Veterans Affairs on water claims 4/28/2016

Fox News: Vets hit VA with federal lawsuit over Camp Lejeune water poisoning 4/27/2016

WNCT 9 CBS: Lawsuit filed against VA for those affected by toxic water at Camp Lejeune 4/27/2016

MilitaryTimes: Veterans groups sue VA for identities of Camp Lejeune water 'experts' 4/27/2016

Burr, Tillis lead effort to get disability benefits for Camp Lejeune veterans with bladder cancer 3/29/2016

NY1 Story on Sick Vets Prompts Response from NY Congressional Delegation 3/11/2016

Marine veteran, formerly of Canfield (OH), granted benefits after long struggle 3/11/2016

NY1 - In Response to NY1 Camp Lejuene Investigation, VA Says Claims Investigators 'Have No Financial Motivation In Their Decisions' 3/4/2016

STATEMENTOF JOHN A. BIEDRZYCKI, JR. COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES BEFORE THE JOINT HEARING OF THE COMMITTEES ON VETERANS AFFAIRS UNITED STATES SENATE AND UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C. 3/2/2016

NY1 - Thousands of Vets, Sick From Tainted Water at Marine Base, Denied Disability by Veterans Affairs 3/3/2016

WNCT - Folks fighting to get help after toxic water exposure at Camp Lejeune 2/15/2016

Fox Carolina Camp Lejeune series #1 - Water-poisoned Camp Lejeune vets may have yearlong compensation wait 1/8/2016

VA ‘presumption’ regulation could help up to 15K Camp Lejeune veterans 1/7/2016

VA Plans to Propose Expanded Disability Benefits Eligibility for Veterans Exposed to Contaminated Water at Camp Lejeune 12/17/2015

 

VA to change disability claims rules for Camp Lejeune veterans 12/17/2015

 

Burr and Tillis Applaud Dept. of Veterans Affairs Decision to Finally Grant Disability Status to Camp Lejeune Veterans 12/17/2015

 

VA numbers of Camp Lejeune claims through November 30, 2015 provided by VA

 

Tampa CAP presentation - Dr. Ken Cantor, TCE

Tampa CAP presentation - Brady White - VA, Camp Lejeune Family Member Program

Tampa CAP presentation - Dr. Perri Ruckart, ATSDR Camp Lejeune Male Breast Cancer study

Tampa CAP presentation - VA

 

Is the VA Covering Up a Deadly Secret? Bill-Carroll Show iHeartRadio KFI AM 640 12/14/2015

Sen. Nelson: VA’s Camp Lejeune decision ‘idiotic’ 12/11/2015

Danger in the drink: Stricken vets fight VA over Camp Lejeune water poisoning 12/10/2015

Zephyrhills Marine loses kidneys V.A. denies claim 12/7/2015

Camp Lejeune fight: Male breast cancer 10/19/2015

Senate testimony blisters VA over slow response to Camp Lejeune toxic water victims 9/29/2015

VA slow to help Tampa Bay area victims of Camp Lejeune toxic drinking water 9/28/2015

Veterans: Are VA experts qualified? 08/24/2015

Veteran's family: Fight is not over 7/24/2015

Camp Lejeune workers had higher cancer death risk report.

Mike Magner Radio Interview 6/20/14

News and Observer article 6/20/14

CitizenTimes 6/19/14

EE News 6/17/14

6/15/14 Star News

blueridgenow.com 6/13/14

WUNC 6/12/14

Miami Hearld 6/10/14

Charlotte Observer 6/10/14

The Ledger 6/10/14

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Mortality Study Report

Vindication for Lejeune victims Advocates state

Study shows higher cancer deaths at Camp Lejeune -- Tampa Bay News

CDC-Combined-Letters-Final 08092013

NBC News on Camp Lejeune

VA Fact Sheet Jan 2013

Erin Brockovich Camp Lejeune letter

President Obama Signs Camp Lejeune Health Bill, EWG There to Celebrate Victory!

President Obama signs bill giving medical care to Lejeune victims of contaminated water

Congress okays help for those hurt by Lejeune Water

Janey Ensminger Act Approved

House Approves Bill to Help Sick Families of NC Marine Base Water Contamination

Bill heads to the President

Congress Approves Camp Lejeune Relief Act for Water Contamination Ailments

Documents released on Lejeune

Legislation on Lejeune water woes to be pushed forward

Senate passes Lejeune water-contamination bill

Night line 6-28-2012 @ 11:30 PM EST

Marines seek benefits over contaminated water

VA should care for Lejeune vets, lawmakers say

It is imperative that you register with the USMC & ATSDR. The more affected people who register, the more information they have to go off of (ie. further studies) etc. You may register with the USMC at https://clnr.hqi.usmc.mil (please click here for a link explaining the privacy disclosure so that you can draw your own conclusions) or by emailing the USMC at clwater@usmc.mil and the ATSDR by emailing atsdrcamplej@cdc.gov or by calling 800-232-4636. If you prefer to email the USMC or ATSDR, please make sure that you provide your name, contact information, medical issues and dates and addresses at Lejeune.