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VA CONTACT NUMBER FOR CAMP LEJEUNE FAMILY MEMBERS HEALTH CARE INFO 1-866-372-1144
VA CONTACT INFO NUMBER FOR CAMP LEJEUNE VETERANS HEALTH CARE 1-877-222-8387

CLICK THIS LINK FOR UPDATE INFORMATION ON VETERAN HEALTH CARE AND FAMILY MEMBERS HEALTH CARE "REIMBURSEMENT" FOR LIMITED ILLNESSES. THERE IS NO COMPENSATION! THIS DOES NOT COVER CIVILIAN SPOUSES AND CHILDREN WHO LIVED ON BASE

Health Hazards of Chemicals Commonly Used on Military Bases

CONTAMINATES OF CONCERN FOR USMC CAMP LEJEUNE. 57/87


UNDER THE JANEY ENSMINGER ACT THERE IS NO COMPENSATION / DISABILITY FOR CAMP LEJEUNE TOXIC WATER SURVIVORS. THERE IS ONLY HEALTH CARE FOR A VERY LIMITED NUMBER OF ILLNESSES.

The following is a list of the illnesses and conditions associated with Camp Lejeune for which treatment may be provided.

In the event you have an illness on the list and it is determined that it was caused from something other than exposure, you will still be responsible for your bill.

Bladder cancer

Breast cancer

Esophageal cancer

Female infertility

Hepatic steatosis

Kidney cancer

Leukemia

Lung cancer

Miscarriage

Multiple myeloma

Myelodysplastic syndromes

Neurobehavioral effects

Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

Renal toxicity

Scleroderma

FOR THE SPOUSES AND CHILDREN AFFECTED, THE VA IS THE PAYER OF LAST RESORT FOR ONLY THE ILLNESSES COVERED UNDER THE JANEY ENSMINGER ACT.
Veterans have the option to apply for disability however the illnesses listed are not considered presumptive.



VA INFORMATION FOR EXPOSURE TO CONTAMINATED DRINKING WATER AT CAMP LEJEUNE OR CALL 1-877-222-8387 FOR ASSISTANCE


VA INFORMATION FOR ACCREDITED REPRESENTATIVES, AGENTS OR VSO ORGANIZATIONS


VA (E-BENEFITS CENTER)




UPDATE: ATSDR STUDY SHOWS HIGHER CANCER RATE FOR SOME CANCERS AT CAMP LEJEUNE

VA INTERACTIVE CLAIMS MAP

VA INFO FOR FAMILY MEMBERS EXPOSED TO CONTAMINATED WATER AT CAMP LEJEUNE


Eligibility (Surviving Spouse)
To qualify for DIC, a surviving spouse must meet the requirements.

VA INFORMATION FOR CAMP LEJEUNE FAMILY ACT 2012



LIST OF ILLNESSES ASSOCIATED WITH CAMP LEJEUNE

The following is a list of the illnesses and conditions associated with Camp Lejeune for which treatment may be provided.

In the event you have an illness on the list and it is determined that it was caused from smoking, you will still be responsible for your bill.

Bladder cancer

Breast cancer

Esophageal cancer

Female infertility

Hepatic steatosis

Kidney cancer

Leukemia

Lung cancer

Miscarriage

Multiple myeloma

Myelodysplastic syndromes

Neurobehavioral effects

Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

Renal toxicity

Scleroderma



USMC-TOXIC-WATER-REGISTRATION-SITE
BE SURE TO UNCHECK THE BOX TO PERMANENTLY ALLOW COOKIES



WE CONTACTED A.T.S.D.R. ABOUT NEW ILLNESSES OR DISEASES BEING ADDED AND WHEN. THIS IS THEIR RESPONSE.

"We will not be adding any more illnesses to our website list unless new information comes out. We will be putting on our website the results of the water modeling and the studies (case-control study of childhood leukemia, neural tube defects and cleft lip/palate; the mortality study of marines/navy personnel and civilian workers; and the re-analysis of the birth weight/preterm birth study) sometime next year".

Division of Federal Employees' Compensation (DFEC)Camp Lejeune Guidance
f you were a civilian federal employee working for the Department of the Navy or another federal employer at Camp Lejeune, and believe that you have an occupational disease illness caused by exposure to contaminated water there, you may contact the FECA Jacksonville District Office at the following address for more information:

U.S. Dept. of Labor, OWCP, DFEC
Charles E. Bennett Federal Building
400 West Bay Street, Room 826
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 366-0100
Fax: (904) 366-0101


ON BASE CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES SPOUSES AND CHILDREN ARE NOT COVERED BY DOL. THIS INCLUDES THOSE WHO LIVED ON BASE.

STATEMENT RECEIVED AS FOLLOWS "DoL cannot cover civilian dependents and children per the statute they operate under."



UPDATE: ATSDR STUDY SHOWS HIGHER CANCER RATE FOR SOME CANCERS AT CAMP LEJEUNE

ALS LOU GERIG'S UPDATE ON VA BENEFITS 03/27/2014

OBAMACARE ESTIMATED PRICES AND DEDUCTIBLES BY STATE 03/25/2014
THESE WILL BE INCREASED. You will be responsible for out of pocket deductibles as well as the premiums even if you get a subsidy.


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"The Stand" www.watersurvivors.com informational website seeking Justice and Humane Treatment for ALL victims of the exposure to Toxic Water at USMC Camp Lejeune North Carolina 57-87. Site came online September 15,2002.

Watersurvivors.com Discussion Group

Links For Information

Newsletters

Contaminated Victims Register

Contact Information

Memory Page

A VETERAN:

A Veteran - whether active duty, discharged, retired or reserve - is someone who, at some point in time, wrote a blank check made payable to The United States of America, for an amount up to and including their life.

Author Unknown


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Started September 15, 2002, it was the only site bringing awareness of the human exposure to VOC including TCE,PCE, BENZENE AND VINYL CHLORIDE. Documents obtained by Terry Dyer and Karen Strand from the EPA in the late 90s-early 2000 showed BENZENE and other VOCs in the drinking water. In a quest for JUSTICE FOR ALL, This site was opened.

We saw the need for a united, empowered front that would allow us to help ourselves and others. Organized together we can accomplish so much more and there is much that needs to be done. For instance, there is a survey being conducted by the ATSDR(Agency For Toxic Substances and Disease Registry) of women that were pregnant while living at Camp Lejeune (Tarawa Terrace) between 1968 and 1985. This is being done to study the effects in those exposed while in utero. One of our goals is to encourage the immediate study of the effects of the harmful contaminants on children and adults living in the area since the beginning of the dumping of the toxins. Our hope is to get all parties involved to accept a Stand Still Agreement so that we may form an alliance and get to the truth as to what happened and recieve justice.


Site Rules For www.watersurvivors.com

Any material you post on this site is public information. If you provide contact or other information here, it will be accessible by others. If you have any concerns about others reviewing your information, DO NOT POST IT HERE. You post your information at you own risk. Neither this website nor the founders and operators of this website accept any legal responsibility for use or dissemination of any information posted.


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Any material you post on this site is public information. If you provide contact or other information here, it will be accessible by others. If you have any concerns about others reviewing your information, DO NOT POST IT HERE. You post your information at you own risk. Neither this website nor the founders and operators of this website accept any legal responsibility for use or dissemination of any information posted.

-- Joseph L. Anderson

ANDERSON PANGIA & ASSOCIATES, PLLC Offices in Washington, D.C. and North Carolina

www.AndersonPangia.com www.AndersonPangia.net

Winston-Salem Office 2615 Sparkling Place Winston-Salem NC 27103

Phone: (800) 735-4062 Extension 5

Fax: (866) 489-2916

-- Joseph L. Anderson ANDERSON PANGIA & ASSOCIATES, PLLC Offices in Washington, D.C. and North Carolina

www.AndersonPangia.com www.AndersonPangia.net Winston-Salem Office 2615 Sparkling Place Winston-Salem NC 27103 Phone: (800) 735-4062 Extension 5 Fax: (866) 489-2916


ATTORNEY LIST


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WE ARE NOT RECOMMENDING ANY OF THESE ATTORNEY'S AND ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR HANDLING OF YOUR CASE. IF YOU CHOOSE TO USE ONE,ANY AGREEMENTS MADE BETWEEN YOU AND AN ATTORNEY IS YOURS ALONE.


The following are Lawyers who are willing to speak to those who have questions. Please note what they specialize in or their case limitations

The Lyon Firm, A Law Corporation 22 West 9th Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.381.2333 Certified VA Disability Lawyer and accepting VA Disability cases related to the exposure www.thelyonfirm.com

W. Percy Badham III Badham & Buck, LLC 2585 Wachovia Tower 420 20th Street North Birmingham, Alabama 35203 Phone: (205) 521-0036 Fax: (205) 521-0037 Email: pbadham@badhambuck.com

Joseph L. Anderson ANDERSON PANGIA & ASSOCIATES, PLLC Offices in Washington, D.C. and North Carolina www.AndersonPangia.com www.AndersonPangia.net Winston-Salem Office 2615 Sparkling Place Winston-Salem NC 27103 Phone: (800) 735-4062 Extension 5 Fax: (866) 489-2916

Joseph M. Lyon only 1980-1985 The Lyon Firm, A Law Corporation 22 West 9th Cincinnati, OH 45202 Phone 513.381.2333 www.thelyonfirm.com Certified VA Disability Lawyer and accepting VA Disability cases related to the exposure

Bell Legal Group. LLC 232 King Street Georgetown, SC 29440. J Ryan Heiskell Phone number 843-546-2408

Larcade & Heiskell PLCC 2626 Clenwood Ave. Suite 170 Raleigh, NC 27608. Christopher N. Heiskell Phone Number 919-785-3494.

Michie Hamlett Lawry Rasmussen & Tweet, PLLC P.O. Box 298 Charlottesville, VA 22902-0298, Kevin Ryan phone number 1-800-451-1288

Grower, Ketcham, Rutherford, Bronson, Eide & Telan, P.A. P.O.Box 538065 Orlando, Fl. 32853-8065. Patrick H. Telan, Phone Number 1-407-423-9545


Stephen A. Justino, Esq.

VADEN LAW FIRM, LLC

2015 YORK STREET

DENVER CO 80205

Phone: (303) 377-2933, Ext. 105

FAX: (303) 377-2934

www.vadenlaw.com


CIVILIAN EMPLOYEE'S INFORMATION Division of Federal Employees' Compensation (DFEC)Camp Lejeune Guidance

U.S. Dept. of Labor, OWCP, DFEC Camp Lejeune Guidance (904) 366-010

ON BASE CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES SPOUSES AND CHILDREN POISONED ARE NOT COVERED.
DEPARTMENT OF LABORS RESPONSE WHEN QUESTIONED.
"DoL cannot cover civilian dependents and children per the statute they operate under."


Additional Information for Civilian Employees (NOT FAMILY MEMBERS) provided by Senator Burr Website:
Federal civilian employees should be aware that they may have some recourse under the Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA).
If you were a federal employee working at Lejeune and you think you were affected by the water, you should discuss the issue with your doctor to help determine if you should file a FECA claim.
For more information on FECA claims go to:

FECA CLAIMS) The Federal Employees' Compensation Act


CAMP LEJEUNE TORT CLAIM FORM 95 PACKET FOR CIVILIANS, DEPENDENTS AND SPOUSES


You may want to contact a Tort Claims Lawyer in your area for assistance.


Filing Tort Claims

SUBTITLE A--DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SUBCHAPTER A--GENERAL ADMINISTRATION PART 35--TORT CLAIMS AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT


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Reported health effects linked with (TCE),(PCE), benzene, and vinyl chloride exposure

Informational Links for Other Chemicals Detected in the water at USMC Camp Lejeune. AMOUNTS UNKNOWN. These TOXINS are not included in the "studies" but can also cause health effects.


4,4ddd

4,4dde

Chlordane_Pesticide

Health Effects Cadmium

Health Effects 4,4ddt

Health Effects Arsenic


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REPORTED HEALTH EFFECTS BY ATSDR
Reported health effects linked with (TCE),(PCE), benzene, and vinyl chloride exposure

TCE

Benzene

Vinyl_Chloride

PCE

OTHER CHEMICALS FOUND AT CAMP LEJEUNE. UNKNOWN AMOUNTS IN WATER.

4,4ddd

4,4dde

Chlordane_Pesticide

Health Effects Cadmium

Health Effects 4,4ddt

Health Effects Arsenic




VA FULLY DEVELOPED CLAIMS PROCESS

THE FOLLOWING VIDEOS ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.
Part 1: Introduction to the Veterans Benefits Claims Process




Part 2: Veterans Benefits Claims Process - Eligibility




Part 3: Veteran Benefits Claims Process - Applying for Disability




Part 4: Veterans Benefits Claims Process - Current Disability




Part 5: Veterans Benefits Claims Process: In-Service Event Requirement




Part 6 EXPLAINING A NEXUS



Part 7: Veterans Benefits Claims Process - Assigning a Compensation Level




Part 8: Veterans Benefits Claims Process - Three Types of Claims



Learn How to Fill the VA Form 21 526 Veteran's Application for Compensation and/or Pension



Filing a Fully Developed Claim (FDC) Online for VA Benefits



UNDERSTANDING VA MATH



NEXUS STATEMENT SAMPLES AND VA INFORMATION

(SCROLL DOWN TO VIEW ALL LINKS IN THIS SECTION)

Maj.John D. Roche Books VA claims Self Help Books

YOU MUST HAVE A NEXUS STATEMENT FROM YOUR DOCTOR FOR ANY VA CLAIM.



Who can file?

At any point after you have completed military service, you may file an application for disability compensation. Here are the basic tests:

you believe that military service has caused an injury or illness (called a "condition" by the VA) or
you believe that a preexisting condition was aggravated by military service.

There are no time limits or restrictions except in a few very limited circumstances. As a general rule, you may seek disability compensation at any time for any condition that you reasonably believe was caused or aggravated by your service.

Nexus Information

NEXUS STATEMENT

Wording for nexus determines percentage.

#1 "is due to" (100% sure that the in-service injury/exposure and today’s problems are connected)

#2 more likely than not" (greater than 50%)

#3 Is at least as likely as not" (equal to or greater than 50%)

#4 Is not as least as likely as not" (less than 50%)

#5 is not due to" (0%)

NEXUS SAMPLE LETTER BELOW

Date

Reference: Veterans Name

Address of Veteran

To Whom it May Concern,

I am, (Doctors Name Here). I am board certified to practice in the field of ( specialty here). A CV is included.

Mr. (Your Name Here) is a patient and has been under my care since (Date Here). His (your name here) diagnosis is (list your conditions etc).

I have personally reviewed his medical history (name all documents with dates going back to your days in the military or earliest date of symptoms or condition manifestation) and I have reviewed his history (event or events you claim are the cause of your condition) while he served during military service.

I am familiar with (your name here) and have examined (your name here) often while he has been under my care. (SPECIFY LAB WORK, X-RAYS, ETC)

(Your name here) has no other known risk factors that may have precipitated his current condition.

It is my personal experience and in the medical literature (Use references for studies in this section, or other studies the Vet may find) it is known to cause (list condition).

It is my opinion that (your name here) conditions (list conditions)is (using one of the VA Catch Phrases as follows Wording for in-service injury/exposure) and today’s problems are connected.

Signed,

(Doctors Name Here)

Note the specific language in the opening and closing paragraphs. Less specific language may not meet the VA standard. The C & P Service Clinicians Guide gives the examining physician the exact phrasing to be used in the "nexus" statement. Here is the relevant section of the Guide: "When asked to give an opinion as to whether a condition is related to a specific incident during military service, the opinion should be expressed as follows: 1. “is due to” (100% sure) 2. “more likely than not” (greater than 50%) 3. “at least as likely as not” (equal to or greater than 50%) 4. “not at least as likely as not” (less than 50%) 5. “is not due to” (0%) " The importance of using the language at # 1, 2, or 3 is apparent

NEXUS LETTER SAMPLE 2

NEXUS INFORMATION: HOW TO FILE A VA CLAIM DISABILITY/COMPENSATION

SUPPORTING THE CLAIM STATEMENT *DOCUMENT*

ADDITIONAL INFO: We were ask to put this up by a Vet who said it was important.

"documenting events (witnesses) you have no medical records for" This is also know as "Buddy Letters".

" The VA has determined that there is a positive relationship of some cancers and exposure to contaminated Drinking Water at Camp Lejeune, NC occurred from 1952-1987"

"the doctor stated "there is a 50/50 chance my cancer is related to the contaminated Drinking Water".

Direct VA Service Connection,Aggravated Pre-existing Condition,Presumptive Service Connection,Secondary Service Connection,1151 Claims and VA Federal Tort

NEXUS INFORMATION how-file-va-claim-disability-compensation

INFORMATION FOR WOMEN VETERANS


EPA REFERENCE DOCUMENT. TRICHLOROETHYLENE TOXICOLOGICAL REVIEW AND APPENDICES

ATSDR TP 92/18 Report from The Department of Health study released by the Senate Judiciary Committee

ATSDR REFERENCE DOCUMENT

BVA (APPEALS) PAMPHLET

VETERANS INDEX TO DISABILITY EXAMINATION

VA SERVICE CONNECTION OR NEXUS

UNEMPLOYABILITY TDUI



ELECTRONIC CODE Title 38: Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief

VA COMPENSATION INFORMATION MAIN PAGE

VA COMPENSATION RATE TABLE 2012

VA PENDING CLAIMS BACKLOG MAP


HR 1627 CAMP LEJEUNE HEALTH CARE BILL SECTION 102-105



A LITTLE KNOWN VETERAN BENEFIT EXPLAINED

Part 1





Part 2





PENSIONS

VETERAN PENSION INFORMATION

VA BENEFITS BY STATE


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Maj. John D. Roche, USAF (Ret.), served as a bomber pilot, had combat duty in the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and held a variety of administrative assignments. Subsequently, he worked for sixteen years as a claims adjudicator specialist for the Veterans Administration and as a veterans’ service officer for Pinellas County, Florida, where he was a tireless advocate for veterans and their families. Roche enjoyed one of the highest rates of wins on appeal in the state. This book is based on his experience as a successful practitioner, many years of independent research, and personal consultations with some 80,000 veterans, widows, and dependents. Roche is also the author of The Veteran’s Survival Guide, Second Edition (Potomac Books, 2006) and The Veteran’s PTSD Handbook (Potomac Books, 2007). The books can be located new and used at a variety of online book stores.

John D. Roche Books



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YOU MUST HAVE A NEXUS STATEMENT FROM YOUR DOCTOR FOR ANY VA CLAIM.



Who can file?



At any point after you have completed military service, you may file an application for disability compensation. Here are the basic tests:

you believe that military service has caused an injury or illness (called a "condition" by the VA) or
you believe that a preexisting condition was aggravated by military service.

There are no time limits or restrictions except in a few very limited circumstances. As a general rule, you may seek disability compensation at any time for any condition that you reasonably believe was caused or aggravated by your service.



Nexus Information



NEXUS STATEMENT

Wording for nexus determines percentage.

#1 "is due to" (100% sure that the in-service injury/exposure and today’s problems are connected)

#2 more likely than not" (greater than 50%)

#3 Is at least as likely as not" (equal to or greater than 50%)

#4 Is not as least as likely as not" (less than 50%)

#5 is not due to" (0%)

NEXUS SAMPLE LETTER BELOW

Date

Reference: Veterans Name

Address of Veteran

To Whom it May Concern,

I am, (Doctors Name Here). I am board certified to practice in the field of ( specialty here). A CV is included.

Mr. (Your Name Here) is a patient and has been under my care since (Date Here). His (your name here) diagnosis is (list your conditions etc).

I have personally reviewed his medical history (name all documents with dates going back to your days in the military or earliest date of symptoms or condition manifestation) and I have reviewed his history (event or events you claim are the cause of your condition) while he served during military service.

I am familiar with (your name here) and have examined (your name here) often while he has been under my care. (SPECIFY LAB WORK, X-RAYS, ETC)

(Your name here) has no other known risk factors that may have precipitated his current condition.

It is my personal experience and in the medical literature (Use references for studies in this section, or other studies the Vet may find) it is known to cause (list condition).

It is my opinion that (your name here) conditions (list conditions)is (using one of the VA Catch Phrases as follows Wording for in-service injury/exposure) and today’s problems are connected.

Signed,

(Doctors Name Here)

Note the specific language in the opening and closing paragraphs. Less specific language may not meet the VA standard. The C & P Service Clinicians Guide gives the examining physician the exact phrasing to be used in the "nexus" statement. Here is the relevant section of the Guide: "When asked to give an opinion as to whether a condition is related to a specific incident during military service, the opinion should be expressed as follows: 1. “is due to” (100% sure) 2. “more likely than not” (greater than 50%) 3. “at least as likely as not” (equal to or greater than 50%) 4. “not at least as likely as not” (less than 50%) 5. “is not due to” (0%) " The importance of using the language at # 1, 2, or 3 is apparent




NEXUS LETTER SAMPLE



HOW TO FILE A VA CLAIM FOR DISABILITY COMPENSATION
SUPPORT STATEMENT *DOCUMENT*

We were ask to put this up by a Vet who said it was important. "documenting events (witnesses) you have no medical records for" "" The VA has determined that there is a positive relationship of some cancers and exposure to contaminated Drinking Water at Camp Lejeune, NC occurred from 1952-1987" "the doctor stated "there is a 50/50 chance my cancer is related to the contaminated Drinking Water".

Direct VA Service Connection,Aggravated Pre-existing Condition,Presumptive Service Connection,Secondary Service Connection,1151 Claims and VA Federal Tort

HOW TO FILE A V.A. CLAIM FOR DISABILITY COMPENSATION

INFORMATION FOR WOMEN VETERANS



EPA REFERENCE DOCUMENT. TRICHLOROETHYLENE TOXICOLOGICAL REVIEW AND APPENDICES


ATSDR TP 92/18 Report from The Department of Health study released by the Senate Judiciary Committee

ATSDR REFERENCE DOCUMENT



BVA (APPEALS) PAMPHLET

VETERANS INDEX TO DISABILITY EXAMINATION WORKSHEETS

VA SERVICE CONNECTION OR NEXUS

UNEMPLOYABILITY TDUI







ELECTRONIC CODE Title 38: Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief

VA COMPENSATION RATE TABLE

VA COMPENSATION RATE TABLE 2011



VA PENDING CLAIMS MAP (THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE LOUISVILLE, KY WHERE ALL LEJEUNE CLAIMS ARE PROCESSED)





CAMP LEJEUNE HEALTH CARE BILL HR1627 SECTION 102-105


VETERAN BENEFIT EXPLAINED



PENSIONS

VETERAN PENSION INFORMATION


CDC/ATSDR RESPONSE TO CANDY FROM Frank J. Bove, Sc.D Senior Epidemiologist Division of Health Studies Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

This response was dated 2008 and provides a clear warning of the hazards of the water.

"The maximum level of TCE detected in the Hadnot Point drinking water (i.e., from tap samples) was measured at 1,400 ppb. That is the highest level of TCE I have ever seen in a tap sample in a public water system anywhere in the U.S.. For comparison, the maximumn level of TCE measured in the contaminated public wells in Woburn MA was 267 ppb."

The movie A CIVIL ACTION was based on the Woburn MA incident.

Frank Bove Senior Epidemiologist ATSDR


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WE ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH OTHER WEBSITES THAT DO NOT SUPPORT HEALTH CARE AND SURVIVAL BENEFITS FOR SPOUSES, ON BASE CHILDREN AND CIVILIAN PERSONNEL THAT WERE ALSO EXPOSED


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If you receive an email from a site that invites you to visit or join theirs, be careful. Some sites wait until after you have joined to let you know what their site is really about. Each website has their own rules and we are not responsible for any site other than our own.


USMC Camp Lejeune Documents,Reports,Letters & Other



To view documents, go to ADMINISTRATIVE RECORD LINK first. When the second page appears, use Camp Lejeune or the word "all" in the KEYWORDS SECTION. Use any dates that you wish to research.

Camp Lejeune Documents,Reports,Letters & Other

CAMP LEJEUNE DOCUMENTS RELEASED 2012



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To view documents, go to ADMINISTRATIVE RECORD LINK first. When the second page appears, use Camp Lejeune or the word all in the KEYWORDS SECTION. Use any dates that you wish to research.

Camp Lejeune Documents,Reports,Letters & Other


Health Concerns from TOXIC WATER EXPOSURE at USMC Camp Lejeune 57-87 includes ALL Veterans, ALL Spouses, ALL on base Children, ALL of those who were conceived on base and lived on base or were conceived on base and born elsewhere and ALL Civilian Personnel.THE TOXIC WATER DID NOT DISCRIMINATE!



FROM ATSDR

ATSDR is concerned about the health effects of exposures to chemicals found in the drinking water at Camp Lejeune. Before 1986, drinking water from the Tarawa Terrace and Hadnot Point treatment plants were contaminated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The main VOC found at Tarawa Terrace was perchloroethylene (PCE). The maximum level of PCE found in the Tarawa Terrace drinking water system was 215 μg/L, which was 43 times higher than the current U.S. maximum contaminant level (MCL) allowed in drinking water of 5 μg/L. The VOCs found at Hadnot Point were trichloroethylene (TCE), vinyl chloride, benzene, and trans-1,2-dichloroethylene (DCE). The maximum level of TCE found in the Hadnot Point drinking water system was 1,400 which was 280 times higher than the current U.S. maximum contaminant level (MCL) allowed in drinking water of 5 μg/L.

Benzene and vinyl chloride are known human carcinogens according the U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP). PCE and TCE are considered as "reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen" by the NTP (1). The carcinogenicity of DCE cannot be classified because of a lack of studies

ATSDR CAMP LEJEUNE


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DOCUMENTS FROM SENATOR JOHN OLVER January 10, 2008


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JANURY 10, 2008

Dear Candyce:
Enclosed you will find some recent documents from the House Committee on Energy and Commerce in regard to its hearings on the contamination at Camp Lejeune.
The documents include letters from committee members to various agencies, and the responses.
I am also writing to Chairman John Dingell of that committee to obtain any updates the committee may have on the situation. When I receive a response, I will forward it to you. I am also writing the Environmental Protection Agency to see what follow-up action, if any, are being taken for those who were potentially contaminated by the pollution at Camp Lejeune.

I will also send you that response. It will take about 30 days or so for those responses.
If I can be of further assistance to you during the interim, please feel free to contact my District Office.
W. Olver of Congress JOHN 0. DINGELL, MICHIGAN CHAIRMAN June 6, 2007 Dr. Howard Frumpkin Director Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry 1825 Century Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30345
Dear Dr. Frumpkin: The Committee staff of the House Energy’ and Commerce Committee recently met with officials of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) to review ATSDR’s ongoing public health assessment of possible health impacts related to historical exposures to trichloroethylene (TCE) and other volatile organic compounds from contaminated drinking water at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina (Camp Lejeune).

We are writing to obtain information regarding apparent historical exposures of military personnel to TCE and volatile organic compounds in drinking water at military facilities other than Camp Lejeune with observed TCE contamination.
At Camp Lejeune, TCE and other volatile organic compounds were discovered in finished drinking water and in groundwater wells used as a source of drinking water at the site in the early-mid I 980s. In 1985, military officials immediately closed 10 specific groundwater wells used as a source of drinking water upon discovering the wells were contaminated with high levels of TCE and other volatile organic compounds.
Concentrations of TCE were detected as high as 1,400 parts per billion (ppb). The Environmental Protection Agency promulgated a 5 ppb drinking water standard for TCE in 1989. ATSDR is in the process of completing an extensive multi-year public health assessment that will calculate TCE and other volatile organic compound exposures to residents at Camp Lejeune, and review possible links between birth defects and exposure to TCE and other volatile organic compounds. As part of our review of TCE and volatile organic compound contamination at Camp Lejeune, Committee Minority staff reviewed over 7,000 records that document TCE contamination of groundwater and tap water at various military and civilian facilities across the United States. This information was obtained from the ATSDR’s publicly available HazDat database, Using the information available in HazDat, the attached list (Attachment A) identifies military bases with TCE contamination of both finished tap water and groundwater used as a source of municipa]lpublic drinking water. In some cases, the extent of TCE contamination is similar to or far in excess of what was observed at Camp Lejeune. For instance, at the Wurtsmith Air Force Base, TCE concentrations were as high as 1,100 ppb in tap water, and source groundwater used as a source of drinking water at the site had concentrations as high as 5,173 ppb. As another example, source groundwater used as a source of drinicing water at the Nebraska Ordnance Plant had TCE concentrations as high as 663,000 ppb.

In many cases, facility-specific data in the HazDat database is incomplete or missing important information with respect to the levels of TCE observed, the source of the tested water (tap water, groundwater, or municipal groundwater), or the location of the sampled water (onsite or offsite). Furthermore, where more complete data is available, the HazDat data indicates that source groundwater or tap water was at one time contaminated with TCE. However, the data does not indicate whether individuals were in fact exposed to contaminated drinking water, the degree of any exposure, or the duration of any exposure.
Based on the limitations of the HazDat data, we are concerned that we do not have a complete understanding of historical TCE and volatile organic compound contamination and exposures from drinking water at these facilities. Many of these facilities are Superfund sites, so it is likely that ATSDR has completed a health assessment at many facilities that will provide information on current exposures at these sites.
To obtain a better understanding of these matters, and specifically to obtain available information on historical exposures at these sites, we ask that you respond in writing to the attached list of questions (Attachment B).As you know, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations is planning a June 12, 2007, hearing to review Camp Lejeune drinking water contamination. I ask that you provide an interim response to these questions by June 11, 2007, and a complete response by June 25, 2007.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this important matter.
If you have any questions, please contact us or have your staff contact Dwight Cates of the Minority Committee Staff at (202)225-3541.
Sincerely,
Joe Barton Ed Whitfield Ranking Member Ranking Member Ranking Member Subcommittee on Oversight and Invesstigations
cc: The Honorable John D. Dingell Chairman Committee on Energy and Commerce
The Honorable Bart Stupak Chairman Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
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Attachment A Defense Facilities with TCE Contamination in Groundwater used for Municipal/Public Drinking Water.
AIR FORCE PLANT #4 (GENERAL DYNAMICS) TX7572024605 Groundwater, Public/Municipal 11000 micrograms/Liter (ug/L)

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE GU 6-5-7 1-7-9-9-9 5-1-9 Groundwater, Public/Municipal 39parts per billion (ppb)

BARSTOW MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE CA8170024261 Groundwater, Public/Municipal 25parts per billion (ppb)

CORNHUSKER ARMY AMMUNITION PLANT NE2213820234 Groundwater, Public/Municipal 32.lparts per billion (pph)

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE (4 WASTE AREAS) WA Groundwater, Public/Municipal 80parts per billion (ppb)

LAKE CITY ARMY AMMUNITION PLANT M03213890012 Groundwater, Public/Municipal S2parts per billion (ppb)

MARCH AIR FORCE BASE CA4570024527 Groundwater, Public/Municipal 66 micrograms/Liter (ugLL)

MATHER AIR FORCE BASE CA8570024143 Groundwater, Public/Municipal 800 parts per billion (ppb)

MCCI-IORD AIR FORCE BASE WA8570024200 Groundwater, Public/Municipal 20 parts per billion (ppb)

MCCLELLAN AIR FORCE BASE CA4570024337 Groundwater, Public/Municipal 2000 micrograms/Liter (ug/L)

MIDDLETOWN AIR FIELD PAD980538763 Groundwater, Public/Municipal 311 micrograms/Liter (ug/L)

NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER PA6170024545 Groundwater, Public/Municipal 293 parts per billion (ppb)

NAVAL WEAPONS INDUSTRIAL RESERVE PLANT MA6 170023570 Groundwater, Public/Municipal 33 parts per billion (ppb)

NEBRASKA ORDNANCE PLANT NE621 1890011 Groundwater, Public/Municipal 663000.00000 pans per billion (ppb)

NORTON AIR FORCE BASE CA4570024345 Groundwater, Public/Municipal 17 parts per billion (ppb)

OLD ROOSEVELT FIELD NYSFN0204234 Groundwater, Public/Municipal 170 micrograms/Liter (ug/L)

OTIS AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE/CAMP EDWARD MA2570024487 Groundwater, Public/Municipal 9.80 micrograms/Liter (ug/L)

PICATINNY ARSENAL NJ3210020704 Groundwater, Public/Municipal 260 parts per billion (ppb)

PEASE AIR FORCE BASE NH7570024847 Groundwater, PubliefMunicipal 391 micrograms/Liter (ug/L)

WHITING FIELD NAVAL AIR STATION FL2170023244 Groundwater, Public/Municipal 10.5 parts per billion (ppb)

WURTSMITH AIR FORCE BASE M15570024278 Groundwater, Public/Municipal 5173 parts per billion (ppb)

Defense facilities with TCE contaminated Tap Water

NEW BRIGHTON/ARDEN HILLS/TCAAP (USARMY) MN72 13820908 Tap Water 150 micrograms/Liter (ug/L)

WURTSMITH AIR FORCE BASE M15570024278 Tap Water 1100 parts per billion (ppb)

Attachment B 1. For each facility on the attached list, please describe what public health activities the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has conducted, and the results of those activities. Please provide information specific to trichioroethylene (TCE) and volatile organic compound contamination, exposures, and historical exposures. Please include an explanation of when the TCE contamination was discovered, whether/when other volatile organic compounds of public health significance were discovered, whether exposures were likely to have occurred, and whether/when such exposures were stopped.

2. Please provide the same information requested in question #1 for any military facility missing from the attached list that ATSDR is aware had TCE or volatile organic compound contamination in tap water or groundwater used as a source of drinking water.

3. Please explain why the data for several military facilities in the HazDat database have incomplete or missing information, and what ATSDR is doing to obtain that missing information, and any steps ATSDR is taking to ensure more complete information in the HazDat database.

6/11/07 Preliminary Information in Response to 6/6/07 Letter Requesting Information re: Department of Defense Sites with Private or Municipal Well Water Contamination (Specifically, Tetrachloroethylene and Trichioroethylene Contamination) Site Name -

American Lake Gardens (U.S. Air Force) Contaminant-PCE Maximum Level-Not Reported. Private Wells-Not Reported.Private Wells- TCE-Maximum Level-41 ppb. Municipal Wells-4.5 ppb. Estimated Exposed Population 3,000-10,000.No time-lines provided. Restoration began in 1985, and public water had been provided by that time.

Site Name-Camp Lejeune (Marine Corps). Contaminant-Maximum Level- Municipal Wells-PCE-215 ppb. TCE-1,400 ppb. Estimated Exposed Population-up to 1,000,000 (about 85,000 at Tarawa Terrace) for 29 years.

Site Name-Defense General Supply Center (Defense Logistics).Contaminant-Maximum Level- Private Wells-PCE-4.9 ppb. TCE-5.2 ppb. Estimated Exposed Population-84. No time frame for expousure.Center opened in 1942. Contamination found and alternate supply offered in 1987.

Site Name-Ellsworth Air Force Base. Contaminant-Maximum Level-PCE-Private/Municipal Wells-not reported. TCE-24.5 ppb. Estimated Exposed Population-6. Time Frame Exposed-10 years maximum.

Site Name-Fort Lewis( U.S.Army)Contaminant-Maximum Level-PCE-Private Wells-6 ppb. TCE-41 ppb.Estimated Exposed Population-20. No time frame for exposure. Post opened in 1917. Contamination was found in 1985, and alternative water was made available in 1985.

Site Name-Fort Riley (U.S. Army). Contaminant-Maximum Level-Private Wells-PCE-330 ppb. TCE-96 ppb. Estimated Exposed Population-2,550. Time Frame Exposed-no estimate. Wells on-line in 1928, 1943, and 1958 with oldest ones replaced in 1993 and signs posted at off-site well in 1993. Contamination found in 1981.

Site Location-Griffiss Air Force Base-Contaminant-Maximum Levels-Private Wells-PCE-6.9 ppb. TCE-Not Reported. Estimated Exposed Population-95. Time Frame Exposed-No Estimate. Base operated from 1942-1995. Contamination(low levels)was found in 1982 and continued until 1989(7 years known exposure,years prior to 1982 unknown).

Site Location-McClellan Air Force Base. Contaminant-Maximum Level-Private Wells-PCE-4 ppb. TCE-55ppb. Estimated Exposed population-16,540. Time frame of exposure. No estimate. Base opened in 1938. Contamination found in 1979. Most homes put on public water by 1986.

Site Location- Rocky Mountain Arsenal (U.S. Army)Contaminant-Maximum Levels-Private Wells-PCE-14.7. TCE-Not Reported. Estimated Exposure Population-30,207. Time frame exposed. No estimate, but likely less than 5 years. Sampling began in 1985 and comtamination was first found in 1990. Bottled water was offerd in 1990

CHAPTER 3

JOHN 0. DINGELL, MICHIGAN CHAIRMAN June 7, 2007

J. DENNIS HASTERT, ILLINOIS FRED UPTON. MICHIGAN CLIEF STEARNS. FLORIDA NATHAN DEAL. GEORGIA EDWHITFIELD. KENTUCKY BARB AR A CUB IN. WYOMINY JOHN SHIMKUS. ILLINOIS HSATHER WILSON. NEW MEXICO JOHN B. SHADEEG. ARIZONA CHARLES W, 'CHIP’ PICKERING, MISSISSIPPI VITO FOSSELLA, NEW YORK STEVE BUYER, INDIANA GEORGE RADANOMCH, CALIFORNIA JOSEPH R. PITTS, PENNSYLVANIA MARY BOND. CALIFORNIA GREG WALDEN, OREGON LEE TERRY, NEBRASKA MIKE FERGUSON, NEW JERSEY MIKE ROGLRS. MICHIGAN SUB MYRICK. NORINCAMOLINA JOHN SULLIVAN. OKLAHOMA TIM MURPHY. FENNBYLVANIA MICHAEL C- BURGESS,TFXAS MARSHA BLACKBURN. TENNESSEE

The Honorable Donald C. Winter Secretary of the Navy 1000 Navy Pentagon Washington, D.C. 20350-1000

Dear Secretary Winter:

The Committee on Energy and Commerce is investigating issues arising from drinking water contamination at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. As a result of the contamination, Camp Lejeune was placed on the National Priorities List in 1989. As part of our investigation, Committee staff are reviewing activities of the U.S. Marine Corps, the Department of the Navy, the Agency for Toxic Substances Disease Registry, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with regard to the water contamination at Camp Lejeune.

The Committee has jurisdiction over the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (Superfund), and public health. To aid our investigation of the water contamination at Camp Lejeune and to gain a fuller understanding of the events leading up to the discovery of the contamination and the Federal response after the contamination was discovered, the Committee would like to review copies of all of the documents listed on the Vaughn Index (attached). Please provide unredacted copies of these documents to the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, room 316 Ford House Office Building, as soon as possible, but no later than close of business on Friday, June 8, 2007.

If you have any questions regarding this request, please contact us or have your staff contact John Arlington at (202) 226-2424 or Joanne Royce at (202) 225-8077.

JOHN D. DINGELL CHAIRMAN JOHN D. DINGELL MICHIGAN CHAIRMAN June 11,2007 J. DENNIS H.ASIERT. ILLINOIS FRED UPTON. MICHIGAN CLIFF STEARNS, FLORIDA NATHAN DEAL GEORGIA ED WHITFIELD, KENTUCKY BARBARA CUBIN, WYOMING JOHN SHIMKUS, ILLINOIS HEATHER WILSON, NEW MEXICO JOHN B. SNADEGG, ARIZONA CHARLES W. ‘CHIP’ PICKERING, MISSISSIPPI VITO FOSSELLA, NEW YORK STEVE BUYER, INDIANA GEORGE RADANOOVICH, CALIFORNIA JOSEPH R. PITTS, PENNSYLVANIA MARY BONO, CALIFORNIA GREG WALDEN, OREGON LEE TERRY, NEBRASKA MIKE FERGUSON, NEW JERSEY MIKE ROGERS, MICHIGAN SUE MYRICK, NORTH CAROLINA JOHN SULLIVAN, OKLAHOMA TIM MURPHY, PENNSYLVANIA MICHAEL C. BURGESS,TEXAS MARSHA BLACKBURN, TENNESSEE

Dear Secretary Winter:

The Committee on Energy and Commerce is investigating issues arising from drinking water contamination at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. As a result of the contamination, Camp Lejeune was placed on the National Priorities List in 1989. As part of our investigation, we are reviewing activities of the U.S. Marine Corps, the Department of the Navy, the Agency for Toxic Substances Disease Registry, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with regard to the water contamination at Camp Lejeune.

The Com.mittee has jurisdiction over the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (Superfund), and public health. To aid our investigation of the water contamination at Camp Lejeune and to gain a more complete understanding of the Navy’s handling of claims arising from the contamination, please provide a copy of the 1999 memorandum pertaining to the Camp Lejeune contamination and potential liability identified by Captain Howell Dronberger and Commander Anne Fischer in conversations with Committee staff earlier today. Please provide an unredacted copy of this document to the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Room 316 Ford House Office Building, as soon as possible, but no later than close of business on Monday, June 11,2007. The copy may be transmitted electronically to John Arlington, Senior Investigative Counsel for the Committee, at john.ar1ingtonmail.house.gov.

If you have any questions regarding this request, please contact us or have your staff contact John Arlington at (202) 226-2424 or Joanne Royce at (202) 225-8077.

Jun 07 The Honorable John D. Dingell Chairman, Committee on Energy and Commerce U.S. House of Representatives Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515-6143

Dear Congressman Dingell:

This responds to your June 7, 2007 request for copies of all the documents listed in the “Vaughn” Index regarding water contamination at Camp Lejeune. These materials are privileged attorney-client communications and attorney work product. However, the Department of Defense General Counsel’s Office has directed us to disclose these documents to the Committee despite the privilege. I have attached the requested documents.

JOHN 0. DINGELL, MICHIGAN CHAIRMAN June 7, 2007 J. DENNIS HASTERT, ILLINOIS FRED UPTON. MICHIGAN CLIEF STEARNS. FLORIDA NATHAN DEAL. GEORGIA EDWHITFIELD. KENTUCKY BARB AR A CUB IN. WYOMINY JOHN SHIMKUS. ILLINOIS HSATHER WILSON. NEW MEXICO JOHN B. SHADEEG. ARIZONA CHARLES W, 'CHIP’ PICKERING, MISSISSIPPI VITO FOSSELLA, NEW YORK STEVE BUYER, INDIANA GEORGE RADANOMCH, CALIFORNIA JOSEPH R. PITTS, PENNSYLVANIA MARY BOND. CALIFORNIA GREG WALDEN, OREGON LEE TERRY, NEBRASKA MIKE FERGUSON, NEW JERSEY MIKE ROGLRS. MICHIGAN SUB MYRICK. NORINCAMOLINA JOHN SULLIVAN. OKLAHOMA TIM MURPHY. FENNBYLVANIA MICHAEL C- BURGESS,TFXAS MARSHA BLACKBURN. TENNESSEE
The Honorable Donald C. Winter
Secretary of the Navy 1000 Navy Pentagon Washington, D.C. 20350-1000
Dear Secretary Winter:
The Committee on Energy and Commerce is investigating issues arising from drinking water contamination at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. As a result of the contamination, Camp Lejeune was placed on the National Priorities List in 1989. As part of our investigation, Committee staff are reviewing activities of the U.S. Marine Corps, the Department of the Navy, the Agency for Toxic Substances Disease Registry, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with regard to the water contamination at Camp Lejeune.

The Committee has jurisdiction over the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (Superfund), and public health. To aid our investigation of the water contamination at Camp Lejeune and to gain a fuller understanding of the events leading up to the discovery of the contamination and the Federal response after the contamination was discovered, the Committee would like to review copies of all of the documents listed on the Vaughn Index (attached). Please provide unredacted copies of these documents to the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, room 316 Ford House Office Building, as soon as possible, but no later than close of business on Friday, June 8, 2007.

If you have any questions regarding this request, please contact us or have your staff contact John Arlington at (202) 226-2424 or Joanne Royce at (202) 225-8077.

Sincerely,

JOHN D. DINGELL CHAIRMAN

JOHN D. DINGELL MICHIGAN CHAIRMAN

June 11,2007

J. DENNIS H.ASIERT. ILLINOIS FRED UPTON. MICHIGAN CLIFF STEARNS, FLORIDA NATHAN DEAL GEORGIA ED WHITFIELD, KENTUCKY BARBARA CUBIN, WYOMING JOHN SHIMKUS, ILLINOIS HEATHER WILSON, NEW MEXICO JOHN B. SNADEGG, ARIZONA CHARLES W. ‘CHIP’ PICKERING, MISSISSIPPI VITO FOSSELLA, NEW YORK STEVE BUYER, INDIANA GEORGE RADANOOVICH, CALIFORNIA JOSEPH R. PITTS, PENNSYLVANIA MARY BONO, CALIFORNIA GREG WALDEN, OREGON LEE TERRY, NEBRASKA MIKE FERGUSON, NEW JERSEY MIKE ROGERS, MICHIGAN SUE MYRICK, NORTH CAROLINA JOHN SULLIVAN, OKLAHOMA TIM MURPHY, PENNSYLVANIA MICHAEL C. BURGESS,TEXAS MARSHA BLACKBURN, TENNESSEE

Dear Secretary Winter:

The Committee on Energy and Commerce is investigating issues arising from drinking water contamination at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.

As a result of the contamination, Camp Lejeune was placed on the National Priorities List in 1989. As part of our investigation, we are reviewing activities of the U.S. Marine Corps, the Department of the Navy, the Agency for Toxic Substances Disease Registry, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with regard to the water contamination at Camp Lejeune.

The Com.mittee has jurisdiction over the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (Superfund), and public health. To aid our investigation of the water contamination at Camp Lejeune and to gain a more complete understanding of the Navy’s handling of claims arising from the contamination, please provide a copy of the 1999 memorandum pertaining to the Camp Lejeune contamination and potential liability identified by Captain Howell Dronberger and Commander Anne Fischer in conversations with Committee staff earlier today. Please provide an unredacted copy of this document to the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Room 316 Ford House Office Building, as soon as possible, but no later than close of business on Monday, June 11,2007. The copy may be transmitted electronically to John Arlington, Senior Investigative Counsel for the Committee, at john.ar1ingtonmail.house.gov.

If you have any questions regarding this request, please contact us or have your staff contact John Arlington at (202) 226-2424 or Joanne Royce at (202) 225-8077.

Sincerely, JOHN D. DINGELL CHAIRMAN

11 Jun 07

The Honorable John D. Dingell Chairman, Committee on Energy and Commerce U.S. House of Representatives Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515-6143

Dear Congressman Dingell:

This responds to your June 7, 2007 request for copies of all the documents listed in the “Vaughn” Index regarding water contamination at Camp Lejeune. These materials are privileged attorney-client communications and attorney work product. However, the Department of Defense General Counsel’s Office has directed us to disclose these documents to the Committee despite the privilege. I have attached the requested documents.

These documents are produced with a full reservation of rights and with the understanding and intent this production shall not be deemed a waiver of the Department’s rights to assert any applicable privilege or exemption, with respect to any information contained in any document in connection with any existing or subsequent litigation or request for such information by any party.

We respectfully request that the information provided in these documents be shared only within the Committee and then, only with those who have an official need for the information, that the information not be disclosed outside the Committee or to the public, that appropriate steps be taken to safeguard all privileged information and information exempt from public release under the Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts, and that the documents be destroyed or returned to the Department of Defense after Committee use.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact Garrett Ressing at (703) 692-1764 or LtCol Michael Tencate at (703) 614-2150.

Sincerely,

Robert D. Hogue

Counsel for the Commandant


THIS INVOLVES MORE THAN ONE CHILD OR ONE DISEASE OR ONE ILLNESS.


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The BIG picture is the contamination is behind unknown numbers of miscarriages, infant deaths as well as the death of numerous children. The exposure can cause many illnesses and diseases which is yet to be determined. Minimizing the contamination and the effects it has had on so many who are suffering that lived there is an atrocity




THE BILL HR1627,IS FOR HEALTH CARE ONLY. IT DOES NOT PROVIDE BLANKET COVERAGE OR COMPENSATION. IT DOES NOT ADDRESS THE LOSS OF A LOVED ONE AND CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES SPOUSES AND CHILDREN ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR ANY HEALTH CARE PERIOD. UNLIKE VETERANS, THE ONLY AVAILABLE OPTIONS ARE TO SUE. TORT CLAIMS HAVE NOT AND ARE NOT BEING LOOKED AT. FOR SOME, THAT IS THE ONLY WAY TO RECEIVE HELP.
THE VA IS REVIEWING CLAIMS FOR CAMP LEJEUNE VETERANS. THE "ILLNESS LIST" FROM THE BILL THAT PASSED HR1627 WILL DETERMINE IF YOU QUALIFY.



STATEMENTS BY SOME WHO ARE AFFECTED BY THE USMC CAMP LEJEUNE TOXIC WATER.




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No WIVES, CHILDREN or CIVILIANS HAVE BEEN HELPED. THE JAG OFFICE IS SITTING ON THE TORT CLAIMS UNTIL FURTHER "STUDIES". THE WAY TO AVOID HELPING IS TO STUDY IT TO DEATH.

The VA office had reviewed about 42 claims and granted about 12 of them; 195 claims that had previously been denied were also reviewed, and 30 deemed worthy of further review and sent on to Louisville. About 600 water claims await a decision, he said.
The VA is also in the final stages of drafting new planning guidance highlighting information that discredits studies downplaying the hazards of the contaminated water.


CAMP LEJEUNE TORT CLAIM FORM 95 PACKET


You may want to contact a Tort Claims Lawyer in your area for assistance.


Filing Tort Claims

SUBTITLE A--DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SUBCHAPTER A--GENERAL ADMINISTRATION PART 35--TORT CLAIMS AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT


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EPA IRIS FOR TCE (Trichloroethylene CASRN 79-01-6)


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The Environmental Protection Agency released a final human health assessment for trichloroethylene Sept. 28 that for the first time classifies the widely used solvent as “carcinogenic to humans” by all routes of exposure

Trichloroethylene Causes Human Cancer, Harms Fetal Development, EPA Says


Maj. Gen. Carl B Jensen's response to contamination.


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ELECTRONIC CODE FOR FEDERAL REGULATION PART 4—SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES


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ELECTRONIC CODE FOR FEDERAL REGULATIONS


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VA CITATIONS (DECISIONS) FOR CAMP LEJEUNE TOXIC WATER


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Citation Nr: 1045673 Decision Date: 12/06/10 Archive Date: 12/14/10

1. Obtain all available information pertaining to the Marine Corps health registry, on-going studies, and possible dose estimates with regard to the unregulated chemicals in the drinking water systems at Camp Lejeune via the website or by phoning the toll-free number, as noted in the March 2008 letter from the United States Marine Corps to the Veteran pertaining to his exposure to unregulated chemicals in the drinking water systems at Camp Lejeune. All pertinent information, including any estimates regarding dosage, should be associated with the claims file.

2. After the above records have been obtained, provide the claims folder to an appropriate VA clinician of relevant expertise to provide a medical opinion in this case. The clinician should review the claims file, to include this remand, and should note such in the opinion. If the clinician determines that an examination of the Veteran is warranted, schedule the Veteran for such an examination.

The clinician should provide an opinion as to whether it is at least as likely as not (whether there is a 50 percent or greater probability) that the Veteran's renal carcinoma was causally related to active service, to include the Veteran's potential exposure to contaminated drinking water while at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina between December 1984 and August 1988.

The clinician is requested to provide a complete rationale for his or her opinions, as a matter of medical probability, based on his or her clinical experience, medical expertise, and established medical principles.

The clinician is advised that the term "as likely as not" does not mean within the realm of possibility. Rather, it means that the weight of medical evidence both for and against a conclusion is so evenly divided that it is medically sound to find in favor of causation as to find against causation. If the examiner is unable to render an opinion without resort to speculation, he or she should so state.

Camp Lejeune Claims Decisions

TYPE IN CAMP LEJEUNE IF INFORMATION DOES NOT PULL UP AUTOMATICALLY.

Citation Nr: 1045673 Decision Date: 12/06/10 Archive Date: 12/14/10

DOCKET NO. 08-23 182
VA USING FLAWED 2009 REPORT AS REFERENCE

With regard to chemically contaminated drinking water, the Veteran's service treatment records and personnel records reflect that he was stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina from December 1984 to August 1988. The Board acknowledges that persons residing or working at the U.S. Marine Corps Base at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, in the early to mid-1980s were potentially exposed to drinking water contaminated with volatile organic compounds. * In June 2009, the National Research Council of the National Academies of Science released a report which found that scientific evidence for any health problems from past water contamination is limited.


Diseases and Environmental Toxins Suspected to Cause Them INCLUDING EPA DOCUMENTS OF CONTAMINATES


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NOT ALL THE TOXINS LISTED WERE FOUND AT CAMP LEJEUNE. REFER TO LIST BY DR. GERALD LE BLANC FOR WHAT WAS DETECTED.

For a full version of this table including the studies cited, and sortable columns with disease categories, visit the Collaborative on Health and the Environment’s website.[465]

Diseases and Environmental Toxins Suspected to Cause Them


REPORTED HEALTH EFFECTS BY ATSDR

Reported health effects linked with (TCE),(PCE), benzene, and vinyl chloride exposure

TCE

Benzene

Vinyl_Chloride

PCE

OTHER CHEMICALS FOUND AT CAMP LEJEUNE. UNKNOWN AMOUNTS IN WATER.

4,4ddd

4,4dde

Chlordane_Pesticide

Health Effects Cadmium

Health Effects 4,4ddt

Health Effects Arsenic

Dr. Gerald Le Blanc List of 70 contaminates.The amounts for some are unknown but were detected at Camp Lejeune.

1) Solvents 2) Pesticides PHHs PAHs Metals Other perchloroethylene 4,4-DDT PCBs anthracene lead bis(2-chloroethyl) ether trichloroethylene chlordane pyrene manganese cyanide benzene 4,4-DDD benzo[g,h,i]perylene arsenic carbazole ethylbenzene 4,4-DDE benzo[b]fluoranthene cadmium vinyl chloride chlorobenzene aldrin fluoranthene mercury methyl tert-butyl ether phenol dieldrin chrysene nickel diethylphthalate methylphenol endrin phenanthrene barium di-N-octyl phthalate dichloroethylene heptachlor 2-methylnaphthalene beryllium di-N-butyl phthalate tetrachloroethylene heptachlor epoxide naphthalene chromium dichlorobenzidine toluene endosufan benzo[a]anthracene copper trinitrobenzene methylene chloride methoxychlor acenaphthene vanadium trichloroethane fluorine zinc dichloroethene dibenzofuran selenium xylene benzo[a]pyrene iron chloroform dibenzo[a.h]anthracene antimony acetone cobalt silver 16 11 1 15 17 10 = 70
This is a list of chemicals detected at Camp Lejeune.
This is derived from the published literature provided at the Wilmington meeting.

Documents from EPA Contaminates of Concern EPA DOCUMENTS



UPDATED VA TRAINING LETTER FOR VA DISABILITY


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EPA FINDINGS INCLUDED. PRINT THESE OUT TO TAKE WITH YOU IN CASE YOUR EVALUATOR DIDN'T GET THE MEMO.

UPDATED VA TRAINING LETTER

Trichloroethylene Causes Human Cancer, Harms Fetal Development, EPA Says

Trichloroethylene Causes Human Cancer,other illnesses & Harms Fetal Development, EPA Says view the toxicological review



SUPERFUND SITE CAMP PENDLETON


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5 YR ASSESSMENT CAMP PENDLETON DATED 2009

Camp Pendleton

More information NEWS ARTICLE DATED 2005

TOXIC WOES FESTER AT CAMP PENDLETON

Contaminates of Concern Camp Pendleton

Contaminants of Concern Camp Pendleton

Clean Up Activities Camp Pendleton

Clean Up Activities Camp Pendleton



70+ Chemicals, pesticides, solvents and "other" found in water at Camp Lejeune. This information was extracted by Dr. Gerald Leblanc Professor and Head of the Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, North Carolina. The Camp Lejeune EPA documents were distributed at the meeting held at Wilmington NC.

This list was extracted by Dr. Gerald Leblanc from the EPA Camp Lejeune ROD.It is unknown the amounts detected.

perchloroethylene

4,4-DDT

cadmium

PCBs

anthracene

bis(2-chloroethyl)

ether

benzene

chlordane

manganese

pyrene

cyanide

trichloroethylene

4,4-DDD

arsenic

benzo(GHI)

perylene

carbazole

methylphenol

heptachlor

epoxide

lead

benzo(B)

fluoranthene

vinyl chloride

phenol

aldrin

mercury

fluoranthene

diethylphthalate

ethylbenzene

dieldrin

nickel

chrysene

methyl

tert-butyl

ether

toluene

endrin

barium

phenanthrene

di-N-octyl

phthalate

tetrachloroethylene

4,4-DDE

beryllium

2-methylnaphthalene

di-N-butyl

phthalate

xylene

Heptachlor

chromium

naphthalene

dichlorobenzidine

dichloroethylene

endosufan

copper

benzo[A]

anthracene

trinitrobenzene

methylene chloride

methoxychlor

vanadium

acenaphthene trichloroethane

zinc

fluorene

dichloroethene

selenium

dibenzofuran

chlorobenzene

iron

benzo[A]

pyrene

chloroform

antimony

dibenzo(A,H)

anthracene

acetone

cobalt

silver

EPA RECORD OF DECISION CAMP LEJEUNE EPA ID NC6170022580

CAMP LEJEUNE 70+CONTAMINATES INFORMATION


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EPA RECORD OF DECISION CAMP LEJEUNE EPA ID NC6170022580


TITLE 38:VA INFORMATION FOR PENSIONS, BONUSES, AND VETERANS' RELIEF


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VA INFORMATION FOR PENSIONS, BONUSES, AND VETERANS' RELIEF

ELECTRONIC CODE Title 38: Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief


Letter to The Honorable Leon Panetta dated March 29,2012 This covers several key issues of withholding documents, redaction's as well as the Marine Corps website issues.


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March 29,2012 Letter to The Honorable Leon Panetta

Signed by

Senator Bill Nelson

SenatorPatrick Leahy

Senator Chuck Grassley

Senator Richard Burr

Senator Kay Hagan

Senator Marco Rubio

Representative John Dingell

Representative Carolyn Maloney

Representative Brad Miller




SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY


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If you have illnesses/diseases you may be ablSecurite to get Social y

HOW TO GET COMPASSIONATE ALLOWANCES

Compassionate allowances are a way of quickly identifying diseases and other medical conditions that invariably qualify under the Listing of Impairments based on minimal objective medical information. Compassionate allowances allow Social Security to quickly target the most obviously disabled individuals for allowances based on objective medical information that we can obtain quickly

Complete List of Compassionate Allowances Conditions

Information List for Compassionate Allowances

Quick Processing of Determination for Compassionate Allowances & Disability Determination Services

Social Security Listing of Impairments - Adult Listings Disability Evaluation Under Social Security

Social Security SSI SSI makes monthly payments to people who have low income and few resources and are: * Age 65 or older; * Blind; or * Disabled.

SOCIAL SECURITY What Every Woman Should Know Social Security Booklet for women

SSI Law and Regulations Finder

Help someone save an average of $3,900 on prescription drug costs

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need through the program that is right for them. Many will get their medications free or nearly free

Social Security Disability Secrets

The purpose of this site is to distribute information that, typically, is impossible to get from the person taking your claim for SSD and SSI benefits

National Resource Directory

On the NRD website, Type Social Security in the search box for information.





TOXIC DISEASE DATABASE SITES
Type in the contaminates of concern to view health effects.


SCORECARD DATABASE

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TOXIPEDIA

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Type in the contaminates of concern to view health effects.

SCORECARD DATABASE

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TOXNET

TOXIPEDIA

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Pesticide Storage Building (Building 712)converted to Children's Nursery & Daycare


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Building was used from 45-58 to handle,store and dispense pesticides. It was later converted to a CHILDRENS NURSERY-DAYCARE. In 1982 soil samples showed DDT,Chlordane, and other insecticides. It was then closed.

READ PAGE 30. Pesticide Storage Building Converted To Daycare



CAMP LEJEUNE DOCUMENTS RELEASED YEARS LATER



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CAMP LEJEUNE DOCUMENTS RELEASED YEARS LATER






AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION
REVIEW THE GUIDE BOOK TO SEE IF YOU QUALIFY.


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AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION





SETTING THINGS STRAIGHT FOR THE CAMP LEJEUNE TOXIC EXPOSED VICTIMS.


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This section explains the information in the Camp Lejeune Bill for Veterans and Family Members as well as information about where we stand with ATSDR and the FECA guidelines for on base Civilian Employees Dependents and children.

This section will update when information becomes available.

SETTING THINGS STRAIGHT


( VA Medical Care) Camp Lejeune Family Act of 2012
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Please read to see if you qualify.

( VA Medical Care) Camp Lejeune Family Act of 2012


 

 
 

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