In the 1980s, two of Camp Lejeune’s water treatment plants
Tarawa Terrace and Hadnot Point were contaminated with volatile organic compounds.
According to federal reports, Camp Lejeune’s water may have been contaminated by these harmful chemicals for as long as 60 years.
The toxic drinking water endangered Marine and Navy personnel, civilian workers, and their families.
Since the 1980s, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has been evaluating the health risks from Camp Lejeune’s water.
According to ATSDR’s research and numerous other studies, people who lived or worked on the base during this time are at risk for developing: cancer - congenital disorders (also known as birth defects), and other serious health conditions.
With people dying from unexplainable conditions, the victims and their loved ones have been wondering what happened at Camp Lejeune.