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…
New! Morbidity Study of Former Marines, Employees, and Dependents Potentially Exposed to Contaminated Drinking Water at USMC Base Camp Lejeune: A Summary of Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) Study Design and Results Fact Sheet
New! Morbidity Study of Former Marines, Employees, and Dependents Potentially Exposed to Contaminated Drinking Water at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune pdf icon[PDF – 1.6 MB]
ATSDR Assessment of the Evidence for the Drinking Water Contaminants at Camp Lejeune and Specific Cancers and Other Diseases pdf icon[PDF – 4.7 MB]
Camp Lejeune Drinking Water Public Health Assessment pdf icon[PDF – 17 MB]
Camp Lejeune Drinking Water Fact Sheet pdf icon[PDF – 1.4 MB]
Benzene contamination of soil and groundwater at Camp Lejeune has emerged as an important issue. ATSDR is currently reviewing relevant information and data about the sources of benzene contamination on base. Information and data sources include the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC), Department of Navy (DON), North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, consultant and contractors to the USMC and the DON, and the Camp Lejeune Community Assistance Panel. Information and data will be reviewed as quickly as possible so ATSDR can move forward with health studies on base.
Public Health Activities
- Water Modeling FAQs
- Water Modeling Analyses and Reports
- Summary of the water contamination situation at Camp Lejeune
- Estimated Drinking Water Contaminant Concentrations
View an interactive timeline or download the text version pdf icon[PDF – 118KB] of ATSDR’s public health activities at Camp Lejeune from 1989 through 2016.
Camp Lejeune Meetings to Discuss Health Studies
Two meetings will be held on May 12 and May 13, 2015 in Greensboro, North Carolina…(More)
January 2015 CAP Meeting Transcript
The January 15, 2015 CAP Meeting Transcript pdf icon[PDF, 475 KB] is now available.
ATSDR Health Survey
The ATSDR Health Survey of Marine Corps Personnel and Civilians has concluded the data collection phase of the study. Therefore, ATSDR is no longer accepting surveys or responding to phone calls made to the CDC Human Research Protection Office. The agency would like to thank all those who have participated to date. If you have questions about the survey you may contact 1-800-CDC-INFO.