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Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina was established in 1942. In 1982, the Marine Corps discovered specific volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the drinking water provided by two of the eight water treatment plants on base.

Water from the Tarawa Terrace Treatment Plant was primarily contaminated by PCE (perchloroethylene or tetrachloroethylene). More...

ATSDR’s Position on the Water Contamination at Camp Lejeune

It is ATSDR’s position that past exposures from the 1950s through February 1985 to trichloroethylene (TCE), tetrachloroethylene (PCE), vinyl chloride, and other contaminants in the drinking water at the Camp Lejeune likely increased the risk of cancers (kidney, multiple myeloma, leukemias, and others), adverse birth outcomes, and other adverse health effects of residents (including infants and children), civilian workers, Marines and Naval personnel at Camp Lejeune.

New! CAP Meeting Scheduled for December 11, 2015

Registration for the December 11, 2015 Camp Lejeune CAP Meeting and the December 12, 2015 Camp Lejeune Public Meeting in Tampa, Florida is now open through December 4th, 2015... (More)

August 2015 CAP Meeting Transcript

Department of Veterans Affairs Camp Lejeune Website

For information on health benefits provided by Department of Veterans Affairs to eligible members of the Camp Lejeune community.

Interactive Timeline

Camp Lejeune Interactive Timeline

View an interactive timeline or download the text version [PDF, 128 KB] of ATSDR’s activities at Camp Lejeune from 1979 through 2012.

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