For 30 years, Military members and families lived at Camp Lejeune and ingested toxic water from nearby drainage from local businesses without proper filtration. Now, years after water levels were corrected, victims from toxic water at Camp Lejeune are eligible for compensation after the Camp Lejeune Justice Act was passed through Congress with an expected settlement amount of 7 billion dollars. Only requirement? You must have lived at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between the years 1953 to 1987.
To help Camp Lejeune victims better understand their settlement process, the team at Christian & Christian Law in Greenville, SC has compiled a list of easy-to-understand resources:
- VA: Hazardous Materials Exposure
- Public Health Exposures
- Lawsuit Info Center
- Federal Registrar
- National Library of Medicine
One of the most common questions regarding the water settlement at Camp Lejeune is: what was in the water? There were two water supply systems coming into the base, which were both contaminated with TCE and PCE by 300x the acceptable level. The water was supplied by two off-site treatment plants: the Tarawa Terrace and Hadnot Point water-treatment centers. Not only did these water-treatment plants serve the Military personnel, schools, and recreational areas within the base, but the Hadnot Point treatment plant serviced the base’s hospital.
When the water was tested, both the TCE and PCE chemicals were traced back to off-site businesses, specifically an off-base dry cleaner who used ABC One-Hour Cleaners that ran off into the water.
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If you’re a victim of the Camp Lejeune toxic water case and are currently living in South Carolina, contact the team at Christian & Christian Law to get proper attorney representation today. We promise to fight for every dollar you deserve. We can’t wait to work with you!