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More Cancers Linked to Tainted Water at Camp Lejeune, Sweeping New Study Finds

Drinking water at Camp Lejeune was heavily contaminated with a number of cancer-causing industrial chemicals. (Click image for article.)

Photo: Drinking water at Camp Lejeune was contaminated with industrial solvents and other cancer-causing chemicals from 1953 until the mid-1980s. Allen G. Breed/AP/FILE

 

Military and civilian personnel who lived and worked at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina in the mid-1970s and ’80s are more likely to be diagnosed with certain cancers compared with those stationed at a similar military base in California during the same period, a highly anticipated new government study shows.

The study could lead to an expanded list of conditions for which veterans and civilians who worked on the base can receive government compensation.

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