Day Care Facilities At Camp Lejeune Once Stored Mustard Gas And DDT
The scope of the military's reckless behavior regarding protecting the health and safety of military personnel and their families is staggering
Monday, May 1, 2023 - Thousands of veterans and civilians who were stationed at Camp Lejeune have filed lawsuits claiming that they have suffered severe illnesses from consuming, cooking with, bathing in, or otherwise consuming contaminated water at the Marine Corps base. These suits were initiated under the new Camp Lejeune Justice Act, which was enacted last August. The CLJA empowers individuals to seek compensation if they were sickened by exposure to hazardous water. Marines, civilian employees, and others including children who attended daily daycare or grade school on the base also consumed the toxic water regularly. The impact of the Camp Lejeune water contamination on the children at the base is particularly disturbing as many of them may develop cancer later in life, perhaps in their late 20s or 30s. Thousands of children from Camp Lejeune may have had their lives shortened and their families left in tatters by the negligence of the military for failing to warn them not to drink the water while on the base.
Those who attended daycare or other school or physical activity on Camp Lejeune from 1953 to 1987 and has developed cancer or other diseases should speak with a Camp Lejeune water attorney and may file a Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuit. In addition to affecting the children on the base, thousands of pregnant women spent their pregnant days on the base and consumed the water. Camp Lejeune water lawsuits that have been filed to date state that the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune has been linked to a disproportionately high number of stillborn babies and birth defects. According to Bloomberg News families have been destroyed and people have died from cancer and other illnesses caused by the contaminated Camp Lejeune water. One attorney told the news. "The poisoned water at Camp Lejeune has had a devastating impact on thousands of individuals and families. We are committed to fighting for justice on behalf of those who have suffered and continue to suffer from the effects of the contaminated water at the base." So many babies have died at Camp Lejeune that the local cemetery has a section that has been renamed "Baby Heaven."
An article published by The Washington Post back in 2014 identified the anomaly of the excess baby deaths that were occurring at Camp Lejeune." One of the saddest places in America has to be the humble stretch of ground at a Jacksonville, N.C., cemetery called "Baby Heaven." Paul Stasiak, a U.S. Marine, and his wife, Darrell, buried their stillborn daughter, Eileen Marie, there in September 1966. So many babies had died in those days that workers took to burying them two or three to a grave." And the military's negligence, carelessness, and recklessness regarding the health of children at Camp Lejeune did not stop at drinking water that was heavily contaminated with industrial solvents. The children's daycare and day school facilities were located on grounds that were heavily contaminated. " A building once used to store and mix pesticides such as DDT was turned into a day-care center; a civilian worker says he buried 50 drums of either mustard gas or nerve gas there," The WP wrote.