Are you in search in knowing the scheme of saving marine lives from contaminated water? Then, your search ends here. In the U.S. Marine Corps Base built in North Carolina in Jacksonville at 246 sq. miles of area. In 1941, the base was formed and used as a coaching ground for amphibious battles. Many civilians and veterans lived there for work and use Camp Lejeune water for swimming, bathing, drinking and cooking.
Contaminated Water at Camp Lejeune:
The Hadnot Point Treatment Plant (well) occurred in Camp Lejeune center on the Eastern side of New River. This well got polluted because of industrial waste, and storage containers near Camp Lejeune.
In 1985, these wells got closed. While, various veterans, workers, civilians, and their families found many organic compounds in water and these compounds made them unhealthy at that time. The underground meeting stated that this pollution remained at the surface till 1953. Many dangerous diseases are diagnosed due to contaminated water.
Which type of contaminants were present in Camp Lejeune water?
During 1953 to 19837, high level of compounds causing cancer diseases were present (Camp Lejeune Contaminated water). Moreover, these contaminants involve volatile organic compounds which are given below:
Use for making PVC (polyvinyl chloride) plastic products like wires, pipes, bowls, cable coatings.
A metal degreaser considered as TEC.
Act as solvent, wetting agent, or degreaser and considered as DEC.
Use as dry cleaning agent and considered as perchlorethylene (PCE).
Substance of crude oil that is highly flammable.
Is lawyer play any role in claim of Camp Lejeune Contaminated Water?
Finally, VA agreed that the contaminated water of Camp Lejeune caused severe effects on veterans and was the reason for their disability. Camp Lejeune’s water contamination lawyer stated that VA cannot provide the full amount to defective veterans and they were not sure whether to consider Camp Lejeune contaminated water. But later on, they had to agree that veterans were disabled just because of contaminated water.
Which diseases caused because of using contaminated water of Camp Lejeune?
A lot of diseases exposed because of using highly contaminated water (high amount of volatile organic compounds) at Camp Lejeune are as follows:
- Neurological Effects (color blind, short term memory, visual perception, late reaction time)
- Prostate Cancer
- Ovarian Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Liver Cancer (biliary cancer)
- Hodgkins Disease
- Cervical Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Bladder Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Non-Hodgkins lymphoma
Babies in mother womb birth with the diseases of contaminated water. Some of these diseases are mentioned below:
- Major Malformations
- Chronal Artesia
- Eye defects
- Low weight at birth time
- Oral cleft defect
- Neural tube defect
- Small for gestational age
- Major heart defects
- Fetal death
On which disabilities VA compensate with effected Camp Lejeune Veterans?
To get VA compensation veteran must have these following things:
- Recent Disability
- Injury or illness as in-service
- Connection between recent disability and in service illness and injuries
So, these are the following disabilities:
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Adult Leukemia
- Multiple Myeloma
- Bladder Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Aplastic Anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes