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The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program

Camp Lejeune Revisited: Strategies for Implementing a Program of Benefits for Veterans’ Dependents

  • Organization: Veterans Law Review
  • Document Type: Article/News
  • Date Created: Monday, December 12, 2016
  • Submitted: Monday, December 12, 2016
  • Attachment(s): PDF

Less than a decade after the end of the Vietnam War, contaminants were found in portions of the water supply at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (Camp Lejeune) in North Carolina.  Further investigation found that the contamination likely spanned the thirty-year period from the mid-1950s to the mid-1980s.  Ongoing scientific research has sought to determine the types and extent of maladies associated with this contamination. Thus, the question for the legislative and legal communities is what should be done for the people affected by the contamination at Camp Lejeune once they have been identified.