Famed advocate Erin Brockovich Hosts Town Hall About Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

By: Camp Lejeune Legal
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Dec. 14, 2022 - PRLog -- Last week, famed water-rights advocate Erin Brockovich hosted a town hall in Augusta 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, along with retired Marine Master Sergeant Jerry Ensminger and male breast cancer survivor and "Camp Lejeune baby" 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 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.

"I think everybody in America, frankly should be upset," Brockovich told WRDW, "that we hid this kind of information from these men and women, and you harmed their children and took their lives."

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.

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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Brian Chasnoff
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Location:Augusta - Georgia - United States
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