- June Water Panel Meeting
Time and Place of Meeting! Please try and Come! - posted by Terry on 6/15/2004
Fact-Finding Panel to Hold Public Meetings on Camp Lejeune Drinking Water Issue ARLINGTON, Va., June 14, 2004 – The Drinking Water Fact-Finding Panel for Camp Lejeune has scheduled meetings June 24 and June 25 to receive comments from former residents of the Marine Corps installation and interested members of the public on issues related to the discovery of volatile organic compounds in drinking water wells at the installation and the closure of these wells. When: June 24 June 25 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. - noon Location: Coastal Carolina Community College Fine Arts Building Auditorium 444 Western Blvd., Jacksonville, NC 28546 (See www.coastalcarolina.edu for directions) To Participate: Individuals and groups who wish to speak are asked to RSVP by June 22 by contacting the Panel at 703.526.2452. Individuals and groups who RSVP will be given preference, but time will be allowed, as available, for remarks by parties who do not RSVP. Interested parties are encouraged to provide extended written comments to supplement, or in lieu of, their remarks, prior to or at the meetings. To help assure maximum participation, speakers will be asked to limit their presentations to: § Individuals – 5 minutes § Groups (multiple individuals) – 15 minutes total Purpose of The meetings will be held in compliance with The Meetings: the Fact-Finding Panel’s charter, which directs the Panel to: “…conduct an independent review of the facts surrounding the decisions made following the 1980 discovery of volatile organic compounds in drinking water at Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune. The Panel shall focus its efforts on, but not be limited to, the period beginning with the 1980 discovery of volatile organic compounds in some of the base’s drinking water wells and concluding with the closure of affected wells in 1985.” Comments and materials relevant to the sequence of events leading to decisions about the wells during 1980-1985 will be most helpful to the Panel in carrying out its review. The Panel also welcomes information on the drinking water issue outside of this period.
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