This is the kind of crap that really rocks my boat!
My father was a Marine and fought in the South Pacific (Not that this has anything to do with what I’m complaining about – just thought I’d mention it).
The real story is that as far back as 1984 high levels of Benzene (a carcinogen) was found in the camp’s water system. Over the years, numerous cancers have been reported by the families and trainees. Investigation after investigation rambled on with no results and the Marine Corps claims there’s been no cover-up. The families disagree. The Benzene in the camp’s water system is capable of short term, and long term ailments that can result in death.
The asshole contractor who did cover up the dirty facts about the dangerously high levels of Benzene ought to be tried for treason (endangering American soldiers). During ongoing probes for contamination, Benzene turned up every time, but the levels were said to have been safe. Now the shit is hitting the fan!
“WILMINGTON, N.C. - An environmental contractor dramatically underreported the level of a cancer-causing chemical found in tap water at Camp Lejeune, then omitted it altogether as the Marine base prepared for a federal health review, an Associated Press review has found.”