Liberty Bell Chapter #266

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Liberty Bell Chapter #266
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Update on Research Initiatives

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is conducting a comprehensive review of scientific literature and potential health risks related to exposures at Camp Lejeune. NAS has indicated they are tentatively scheduled to release their review in early May 2009. As a Registrant, you will receive a summary of this review delivered to you via standard mail and through your email address.

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is conducting a health study to see if there is an association between exposure to the water and certain adverse health effects. The study results are tentatively slated for release in late 2009. As a Registrant, you will receive a copy of the study results via standard mail and email upon completion.

What You Need To Know
Taking care of Marines, Sailors and their families is our top priority.
Camp Lejeune water meets or exceeds all environmental standards today.
The Marine Corps is a good steward of the environment and remains committed to the ongoing environmental efforts associated with Camp Lejeune Historic Drinking Water.
The Marine Corps wants to ensure that our policies and ongoing environmental efforts continue to protect our community and our environment.
The Marine Corps remains committed to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) and the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) research initiatives.
Upon completion of the ATSDR and NAS research initiatives, the Marine Corps will directly notify those on the registry through direct mail and e-mail. For the general public, research findings will be announced on the Marine Corps web site and through the general media.


Many veterans who worked in electronics and / or communications MOSs were exposed to the same chemicals that are polluting the water supply at Camp Lejune.

I worked on the Nike Hercules missile system guidance radars and computers in Germany, and we used "trike" as a cleaning agent for various electronic components. We used the stuff in a wash tub with a paint brush and our bare hands, with no ventilation.

Some veterans have suffered neurological, pulmonary and other medical problems due to this exposure. These problems, like Agent Orange and Hep-C, may not manifest themselves until later in life.

The Camp Lejune case hopefully will set a precedent for these veterans to receive care and compensation.

Thanks, Tom, for posting this item.