This video is from CBS Evening News in the USA, Tuesday, June 12, 2007, on the toxic water scandal of Camp Lejeune.
Another CBS video on this is here.
By Joanne Laurier:
US military officials knew about contaminated water at Marine base
15 June 2007
As many as 1 million people were exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, a US Marine Corps base in North Carolina, according to the US Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry in a document revealed at a hearing convened by the House Energy and Commerce Committee in Washington June 12. The figure is far higher than previous estimates.
Thousands of families from 1957 to 1987 drank water contaminated with toxins as much as 40 times above current safety standards. The military knew as soon as late 1980 or early 1981 that one of the base’s water treatments plants was polluted.
VETS EXPOSED TO CONTAMINATED WATER AT CAMP LEJEUNE ELIGIBLE FOR DISABILITY If they have been diagnosed with any of the eight diseases: adult leukemia, aplastic anemia, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, liver cancer, multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Parkinson’s disease. [Reuters]