Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

Well, all of you have the idea of about Camp Lejeune water issues. But here we can give an elaborated structure. Jacksonville in North Carolina has the base of U.S Marine Crops spread on 246 sq. miles of land. However, in 1941 this base was used as coaching field for amphibious wars. Various civilians, workers, and veterans lived there to serve and use Camp’s water for bathing, drinking, swimming and also for cooking.

Contaminated Water at Camp Lejeune:

The well named as Hadnot Point Treatment Plant situated at center of Camp Lejeune on New River’s Eastern side. But soon, this plant became polluted because of waste materials extracted from industries, and storage tanks at Camp Lejeune.

But in 1985, plants got banned due to contaminated water. However, many workers, civilians, and veterans became affected by the use of these organic compounds by water. The meeting held and stated that almost for 1953 the pollution remained on the land. Various dangerous diseases found because of Camp Lejeune contaminated water.

Which type of organic wastes were present in Camp Lejeune water?

In period of 1953 to 1987, a lot of diseases occurred because of these organic compounds. However, the contaminants are volatile organic wastes which are as follows:


Use as dry cleaning agent and considered as perchlorethylene (PCE).


Substance of crude oil that is highly flammable.


A metal degreaser considered as TEC.

Trans 1,2-dichloroethylene:

Act as solvent, wetting agent, or degreaser and considered as DEC.

Vinyl Chloride:

Use for making PVC (polyvinyl chloride) plastic products like wires, pipes, bowls, cable coatings.

Which diseases diagnosed due to using contaminated water of Camp Lejeune?

Many diseases have diagnosed because of this effected water of Camp Lejeune. Some of these diseases are as follows:

  • Lung Cancer
  • Non-Hodgkins lymphoma
  • Neurological Effects (color blind, short term memory, visual perception, late reaction time)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Hodgkins Disease
  • Liver Cancer (biliary cancer)
  • Cervical Cancer

While, babies also got affected in mother womb (before birth) due to the water. Some of defects are as follows:

  • Fetal death
  • Miscarriage
  • Eye defects
  • Low weight at birth time
  • Chronal Artesia
  • Small for gestational age
  • Major heart defects
  • Neural tube defect
  • Leukemia
  • Oral cleft defect

On which defects does VA provide compensation of defected people at Camp Lejeune Veterans?

For having VA compensation veteran must have these following things:

  1. Recent Disability
  2. Injury or illness as in-service
  3. Connection between recent disability and in service illness and injuries

And they have some of these few diseases:

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Aplastic Anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Adult Leukemia
  • Multiple Myeloma

Statement of Camp Lejeune:

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