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Camp Lejeune water modeling review panel meets Mar. 28-29


Onslow County, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

Thursday, March 17, 2005

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) will convene a review panel to evaluate the agency's water modeling and field data gathering efforts at the U.S. Marine Corps Base at Camp Lejeune, N.C. The meeting will be held March 28 and 29 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will be open to the public.

The water modeling activities - called Historical Reconstruction Analysis for Volatile Organic Compound Contamination of Drinking Water Supplies at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune - will estimate the distribution of contaminants in drinking water at residences and other locations on the base.

During the two-day meeting, panel members will review and provide feedback about ATSDR's activities from March through December 2004. Those activities include: data collection activities, field investigations, and modeling analyses of groundwater resources and present-day (2004) water-distribution systems. The water modeling activities have not been completed.

People who lived in some of the base housing areas at Camp Lejeune during 1968 to1985 were exposed to drinking water contaminated with trichloroethylene (TCE) and tetrachloroethylene (PCE). ATSDR has conducted several public health activities to find out if these chemicals had adverse health effects on Camp Lejeune residents.

The panel will be held at the ATSDR office, 1825 Century Center Blvd., Room 1A and 1B, Atlanta. More information about the meeting, TCE and PCE, health effects linked with these chemicals and ATSDR activities at Camp Lejeune can be found at www.atsdr.cdc.gov/sites/lejeune.

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