Advocate Erin Brockovich Speaks at Town Hall- Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

By: Camp Lejeune Legal
WASHINGTON - Nov. 4, 2022 - PRLog -- Celebrated public health advocate Erin Brockovich recently hosted a town hall to speak 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. South Carolina News covered the event. Brockovich has joined forces

with Camp Lejeune Legal, along with retired Marine Jerry Ensminger and male breast cancer survivor Mike Partain, to host a series of public town halls across the country to inform those who might have been exposed 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.

"I know there's so much publicity and everything that's happening right now. I want them
to step up and hear the facts so they can make an informed decision for themselves
and their families," Brockovich said.

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Brian Chasnoff
Source:Camp Lejeune Legal
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