Male Breast Cancer Survivor Mike Partain Hosts Town Hall About Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

By: Camp Lejeune Legal
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. - Nov. 22, 2022 - PRLog -- Male breast cancer survivor Mike Partain recently hosted a series of town halls in Jacksonville and Wilmington about his decades-long fight to find justice for those who fell ill after being exposed to

contaminated water at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. Partain has joined forces with Camp Lejeune Legal, along with famed water-rights advocate Erin Brockovich and retired Marine Master Sergeant Jerry Ensminger, 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 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 at least 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.

" They poisoned a million Marines, sailors, their families and base employees between 1953 and 1987 and if they're not held accountable for this type of conduct it's going to happen again," Partain said.

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About Mike Partain

Mike Partain is the son of a Marine. He was conceived and born at Camp Lejeune. Partain joined the fight for Camp Lejeune victims after he was diagnosed with male breast cancer at age 39. He has worked tirelessly to uncover the true story of the contamination and locate other men who developed breast cancer after spending time on the base. Partain and Ensminger were both featured in an award-winning documentary about the Camp Lejeune contamination, "Semper Fi: Always Faithful."

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Location:Jacksonville - North Carolina - United States
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