So that means, you have a group of former Marines who are forced to wonder what has made them sick.
Experts reported the tap water highly contaminated as early as 19.
But it took until late 1984 for the Corps to begin testing all the wells and shutting down the contaminated ones.
Wonder if there is any relationship of mutant genes to the other men from Le Juene who had cancer. Hi – I have been watching the Marine water contamination with great interest.
My son was a Marine at the base during the years that are in question.
A large question remains - will there ever be a day when scientists will have conclusive evidence to prove there is a link between the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, and the Marines who say that contamination caused their cancers and other illnesses? Records show there was water contamination at the base for decades.
The Corps admits this contamination was serious – toxic chemicals, which are classified as probable carcinogens, meaning they are believed to cause cancer in humans.
Each case is always decided on the individual merits and the former service member would need to show he was at the contamination site, current medical evidence of a disability, and an opinion by a medical Doctor that his disability was as likely as not caused by the contamination. I was lucky it had not gotten into my lymph nodes and I did not have to have radiation or chemo or subsequent treatment.
BUT---- I went to Mayo here in Scottsdale for the surgery and treatment.
Sometimes stories raise more questions than answers, leaving uncertainty above all else.