Two of the eight water sources at Camp Lejeune were contaminated with volatile organic compounds between 1953 and 1987, Hadnot Point and Tarawa Terrace.
While the contamination began shortly after the military base opened, the toxic chemicals lurking in the drinking water were discovered by the U.S. Marine Corps only in 1982.
The main source of water contamination at the military base was a nearby dry-cleaning firm, but this was not the only place these highly dangerous substances came from. These are the chemicals that were present in the drinking water at Camp Lejeune during the last century:
During the 34 years the drinking water at Camp Lejeune was contaminated with these toxic substances, as many as one million people lived there, including veterans, family members, and civilians. Today, it is estimated that half of them struggle or will come to struggle with a disease as a consequence of having drunk toxic water at the military base. For this reason, it is important to take legal action if you were stationed at Camp Lejeune and developed a disease.
With over 35 years of experience in assessing toxic exposure and personal injury claims, our team of professionals will gladly help you if you are a Camp Lejeune victim. The only documents we will request to evaluate your case are your military records or evidence of your stay at the military base and your medical records. If we determine that you are eligible to file a claim, we will promptly direct you to a trustworthy, specialized attorney.