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Camp Lejeune Claimants uged to contact U.S. Senators

On July 27, 2022, the Honoring our PACT Act bill – which provides for injured people to sue over their Camp Lejeune water exposure injuries – was blocked in the United States Senate. We understand that the bill will be reintroduced and voted on again in the very near future. Therefore, we urge you to write your senators immediately and let them know that you support the PACT Act.

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Click on contact to send an email. Here is a letter that any interested party can use to contact a U.S. senator

“Dear Senator:

I am writing to say how disappointed I am that the PACT Act did not pass in the U.S. Senate. It is a crying shame that some senators are using America’s men and women as pawns in political games. Brave veterans who have served to help preserve our freedoms deserve better. No additional spending was added to the bill after it passed in the Senate 84-14 on June 16. There is no spending in this bill that is not for veterans and their families. We have a duty to care for veterans and their families who are suffering from cancers caused by toxic chemicals in their water at Camp Lejeune.

When this bill is put back to a vote, I urge you to vote to pass it.


Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Case Criteria

Matthews & Associates Law Firm is investigating cases for those who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987. Future plaintiffs might be former military members or family of honorably discharged military members who lived or worked for a time at the camp.

Qualifying Injuries for the Camp Lejeune Settlement

People exposed to Camp Lejeune water who were later diagnosed with one of the following health problems might have a case:

  • Adult leukemia
  • Aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Bladder cancer
  • Cardiac Birth Defects (for those whose mother lived at the camp while pregnant)
  • Kidney cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Miscarriage
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Neurobehavioral Effects
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Female Infertility
  • Breast Cancer
  • Renal Toxicity
  • Scleroderma

Volatile Organic Compounds

In 1982 the United States Marine Corps discovered Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in Camp Lejeune water sourced by 2 of 8 water treatment plants.

Between 1953 and 1987, the government found excessive traces of  PCE (perchloroethylene), TCE (trichloroethylene), Benzene and Vinyl Chloride in the camp’s drinking water. The amounts exceeded the current EPA maximum contamination levels by hundreds of times. The two most toxic water treatment plants were found to be Hadnot Point and Tarawa Terrace.

 Hadnot Point water treatment plant began operation in 1942. It supplied water to the Mainside Barracks, Hospital Point Family Housing, Family Housing at Midway Park, Paradise Point, and Berkeley Manor. Hadnot Point had multiple sources of contamination streaming from leaks in underground storage tanks, industrial area spills, and waste disposal sites. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) identified at Hadnot Point are PCE, Benzene, and Vinyl Chloride.

Tarawa Terrace water treatment plant began operation in 1952, supplying water to Tarawa Terrace family housing and Knox Trailer Park. The source of contamination was found to be from an off-base dry cleaning company, ABC One-Hour Cleaners, through that company’s waste disposal practices.

Camp Lejeune’s most contaminated wells were shut down in February 1985.

Additional injuries linked to Camp Lejeune’s toxic water include:
• Pancreatic Cancer
• Rectal Cancer
• Prostate Cancer
• Esophageal Cancer
• Brain/CNS Cancers


  • Camp Lejeune Justice Act H.R. 6482 (.pdf)
  • Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Thryroid Cancer
  • Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Survivors
  • U.S. Senate Contact Information
  • Sign up to receive email updates on this litigation
  • Local Veterans hoping to Pass Honoring our Pact Act
  • Free Legal Case Consultation

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