HMF is currently evaluating claims for injuries from toxic chemicals through exposure to water contamination to veterans, family members, and others who were stationed or worked at the Marine Corps Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987. Reports indicate this exposure to toxic chemicals through water contamination at Camp Lejeune has led to diagnosis of various forms of cancer and other severe illnesses.
Camp Lejeune Related Injuries Include:
Toxic Chemical Levels
found at Camp Lejeune
Camp Lejeune has been documented to contain up to 300 time the acceptable levels of toxic chemicals in the drinking water.
The toxic chemicals included benzene, trichloroethylene (TCE), tetrachloroethylene, perchloroethylene (PCE), and vinyl chloride (VC), which are known to be harmful carcinogens to humans. These toxic chemicals were leaked into the ground water from waste disposal sites and underground storage tanks. The tanks were mostly closed by February 1985, but those exposed to the toxic chemicals continue to deal with serious injuries or have died from these deadly carcinogens