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What caused the contamination at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune?

Leaking underground storage tanks, spills and drum disposal caused contamination. Contamination was also caused by solvent-disposal practices at ABC One-Hour Cleaners.

What chemicals were involved in the contamination at Lejeune?

Tests from routine water sampling helped to identify that the chemicals trichloroethylene (TCE) and tetrachloroethylene (PCE) contaminated some drinking water sources at Camp Lejeune. TCE and PCE are colorless, manufactured chemicals. TCE is a solvent used for cleaning metal parts. PCE is used for dry cleaning and metal degreasing. TCE and PCE were the most prominent chemicals in the water, but many others were also discovered.

Where can I find a list of past and current studies done in regards to Lejeune?


Where can I get my medical records? 


Do I have grounds for a claim for illnesses and/or injuries?

Any legal concerns or questions should be directed to an attorney. They will best be able to guide you in the right direction.

Who should I contact at the U.S.M.C. for any questions and/or concerns I may have? 

The U.S.M.C. has set up a website pertaining only to the Camp Lejeune water contamination. It is http://www.usmc.mil/camplejeune/clbwatersurveyinfo.nsf.