PFAS Forever Chemicals At Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River Is The Subject Of A New Lawsuit
PFAS forever chemicals found in firefighting foam may have sickened and killed thousands of people at Camp Lejeune
Thursday, October 20, 2022 - Camp Lejeune water contamination has been caused by volatile organic compounds trichloroethylene (TCE), tetrachloroethylene (PCE), vinyl chloride (VC), and benzene found in tests of the water wells on the base. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act allows members of the armed services, civilians, and contractors that worked on the base, including their and their surviving loved ones in the event of death, the ability to file lawsuits seeking lump-sum monetary compensation for the disease caused by drinking the local tap water. These dangerous chemicals are thought to have found their way into the groundwater from improperly lined hazardous waste disposal sites on the base, using industrial solvents to clean weaponry and machinery, and also from a local dry cleaning establishment illegally dumping their dry cleaning wasted chemicals into a nearby storm drain. A lawsuit was filed the other day by Attorney General Josh Stein in Raleigh North Carolina accusing DuPont, Chemours, and 3M corporations of selling the military at Camp Lejeune firefighting foam made from carcinogenic PFAS forever chemicals that not only injured firefighters but likewise made their way down into the local water table polluting the water supply on the base. According to the Department of Justice "Samples from Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River showed PFOA contamination over 25,000 ppt," thousands of times greater than the amount that may be presumed to be safe. According to the Attorney General, "In our filing with the court, we allege that these companies that made firefighting foam knew well how dangerous it was to our first responders and our natural resources," said Attorney General Josh Stein. "But they continued to sell this product to line their pockets at the expense of our health and our drinking water. It's wrong and unlawful, so I'm taking them to court and will fight to make sure they clean up the mess they made."
Many types of cancer and other illnesses are presumed to have been caused by living or working at Camp Lejeune at any time from 1953 to 1987. If you have been diagnosed with cancer or another disease you may wish to claim monetary compensation in the form of an upfront, tax-free lump sum. Camp Lejeune water lawsuit attorneys may assist you in calculating the amount to claim. Most people are unaware of the size of the dollar amount they may be entitled to as asking for several millions of dollars is not unusual. Young people who have suffered from or died from thyroid cancer have income for thirty or four years by no longer being physically or mentally able to conduct their chosen profession. You may be eligible to file a lawsuit under the provisions of the Camp Lejeune Justice Act If your initial claim I s denied for any reason. You may speak with a Camp Lejeune water attorney free of charge to assess the strength of your case, assess the value of your claim, and complete and file your claims package accurately and thoroughly.