Advocate Erin Brockovich Spoke to Spectrum News 1 About Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

By: Camp Lejeune Legal
 
WASHINGTON - Oct. 31, 2022 - PRLog -- Celebrated public health advocate Erin Brockovich recently spoke to Spectrum News 1 about her years-long fight to find justice for those who fell ill after being exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. Brockovich has joined forces with Camp Lejeune Legal to host a series of

public town halls across the country to inform those who might have been affected

about their rights.

For decades, high levels of cancer-causing chemicals leached into the groundwater at

Camp Lejeune, the largest Marine base on the East Coast. Indiscriminate dumping of

waste into landfills, leaking fuel tanks and other sources of contamination poisoned the

drinking water of hundreds of thousands of veterans, their families – including children

in-utero – and workers on base, resulting in birth defects and devastating, often fatal

illnesses.

For years, the Marine Corps knew about contaminated wells but did not shut them

down. Even after the pollution was confirmed, the Defense Department obstructed

efforts to study the extent of the harm. In August, President Biden signed into law the

Honoring our PACT Act, which includes the Camp Lejeune Justice Act. Now, victims

who lived or worked for more than 30 days at Camp Lejeune, or who were exposed

in-utero, between 1953 and 1987 can take legal action against the U.S. government for

their exposure to toxic water on the base.

Brockovich said the in-person town halls will offer relief from the glut of impersonal ads

flooding the airwaves.

"I'm frustrated," Brockovich said. "Any time there's a big case like this, it's almost like the

sharks come in and they're circling. And I don't want to see that, especially with what's

already happened to these military men and women and their families."

For more information visit http://www.camplejeunelegal.com

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About Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich has spent years seeking justice for Camp Lejeune victims. In 2012, she

pushed for the successful passage of a bill to provide healthcare for Camp Lejeune

victims. Brockovich achieved fame decades earlier by helping to win a $333 million

settlement for victims in a separate case of water poisoning by Pacific Gas & Electric.

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