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Latest Camp Lejeune water contamination Stories

2011-06-22 09:46:00

ATLANTA, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR) begins this week a health survey regarding diseases that may be associated with chemical exposures related to water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. The survey is to go to more than 300,000 people who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune or Camp Pendleton in California before 1986. Camp Pendleton was chosen for comparison purposes. The survey will ask people...

2009-09-25 16:28:45

U.S. researchers have linked exposure to tetrachloroethylene to birth defects. The chemical, used commonly as a solvent, is also known as perchlorethylene or PCE, and is sometimes found as a contaminant in drinking water. The study, published in Environmental Health, found an increased risk of oral clefts and neural tube defects in children whose mothers -- while pregnant -- lived in eight towns in the Cape Cod area of Massachusetts where water pipes lined with a vinyl coating containing PCE...

2009-04-21 20:23:47

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has ordered his staff to find out why residents of Crestwood weren't notified their drinking water was contaminated. A Chicago Tribune report published Sunday said residents of the suburban Chicago community of about 11,250 people were exposed to cancer-causing chemicals from a contaminated well for years before the the state Environmental Protection Agency put a stop to it in 2007. The agency never notified residents they were at risk, the report said. A 2005 law...

2008-09-21 09:00:16

The Associated Press ROCKINGHAM Residents in three North Carolina counties have raised concerns that pesticides, used by peach farmers decades ago, may be polluting well water. Tests done by state health officials have found 117 tainted wells in Montgomery, Richmond and Moore counties in the past year, The Charlotte Observer reported Saturday. Contamination levels as high as 55 times the federal safe drinking-water standard have been detected and residents in 77 homes where...