Camp Lejeune is a United States Marine Corps base located in North Carolina. Established in 1941, it has served as a training ground for Marines preparing for deployments all over the world.
For three decades, between 1953 and 1987, the Camp Lejeune water supply was contaminated with a frightening mix of toxic substances — four core chemicals: trichloroethylene (TCE), tetrachloroethylene (PCE), vinyl chloride (VC) and Benzene; and 70 secondary chemicals. The contamination resulted in exposures up to 280 times over the recommended safety limits.
Over one million Marines, Marine families and civilian workers at Camp Lejeune were exposed to toxic water. The contaminated water caused everything from cancer to Parkinson’s disease.
The Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our PACT Act of 2022 (“PACT Act”) allows historic relief to all generations of toxic- exposed veterans and those that worked at Camp Lejeune. This bill allows individuals who were exposed to the contaminated water for at least 30 days, the ability to exercise their constitutional right to legal action.