Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The far-reaching, untold effects of contaminated water in Jacksonville, N.C.

January 11, 2009 - Over four decades, an estimated 500,000 citizens and soldiers were exposed to drinking water tainted by chemicals used at a dry-cleaning establishment near the 246-square-mile training base.

The government has known about the water pollution for more than a quarter-century. But Partain, Covella, Anderson and many others impacted by the contamination have only become aware of Lejeune's problems during the past couple of years, usually from media reports or word of mouth.

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