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spinbaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-11-07 02:57 PM
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N.C. Marine camp's water under scrutiny
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TLANTA - Thousands of Marines and their families went to serve their country at North Carolina's Camp Lejeune.

Instead, many wound up fighting it, blaming the government for failing to protect them from an enemy that invaded their lives in a most intimate way: through the water that quenched their thirst, cooked their food and filled their bathtubs every day.

The gruff ex-drill instructor is angry leukemia claimed his daughter, Janey. Parents were guilt-ridden that perhaps their own actions had ruined their daughters' health. An aging major still mourns the wife who shared his torment over their baby's fatal birth defects. A former Navy doctor's career was demolished by his rare cancer.


"We wouldn't be investigating this disgraceful situation if (the Department of Defense) had put half as much effort into cleaning up the water as it has into stonewalling those who drank it," said Rep. John Dingell (news, bio, voting record), D-Mich., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. A subcommittee expects to conduct an oversight hearing Tuesday, the first in a broader review by Democrats investigating the Pentagon's environmental record.

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  -N.C. Marine camp's water under scrutiny spinbaby  Jun-11-07 02:57 PM   #0 
  - k&r This is heartbreaking and horrible.  yardwork   Jun-11-07 03:55 PM   #1 
  - Still want to join the military? Fools!  L0oniX   Jun-11-07 04:00 PM   #2 
  - They can BUY clean water from Dickie 5 Deferment Cheney's Halliburton  SpiralHawk   Jun-11-07 04:07 PM   #3 
  - except paying big bucks for it doesn't mean it will be clean  frogcycle   Jun-11-07 09:05 PM   #9 
  - Looks like a great adaptation of Ibsen's play, An Enemy Of The People  EVDebs   Jun-11-07 04:37 PM   #4 
  - They need to hire Jonathan Turley!  Joanne98   Jun-11-07 07:05 PM   #5 
  - KO's a friend of Turley. Maybe KO can do a segment on this for his show  EVDebs   Jun-11-07 08:46 PM   #7 
  - Camp LeJeune is 150,000 acres of steaming s**t  dmesg   Jun-11-07 07:08 PM   #6 
  - i take it you found the stumps more pleasant?  frogcycle   Jun-12-07 10:27 PM   #11 
     - Yep. Joshua Tree is a cool little town.  dmesg   Jun-12-07 11:30 PM   #12 
        - I lived on base @ Twentynine Palms in the 50's as a kid  frogcycle   Jun-13-07 06:43 AM   #13 
  - lovely -  frogcycle   Jun-11-07 09:03 PM   #8 
  - US military bases are toxic dumps  donsu   Jun-12-07 09:46 AM   #10 

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