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Advocate Erin Brockovich Spoke to Spectrum News 1 About Camp Lejeune Water Contamination
By: Camp Lejeune Legal
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
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.
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
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.