13 January 2017
Camp Lejeune Marines Get Toxic Exposure Protection At Last! C-123 Veterans Helped!
Late last year, acting on advice from the Institute of Medicine and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Secretary McDonald and the Department of Veterans Affairs proposed a series of protections for Marines and other personnel stationed at Camp Lejeune before 1987. Included are members of the Reserve Components serving there a minimum of 30 days in total. Compensation for their illnesses could reach several billions dollars.
I read the proposed new rules and on behalf of our association commented throughout as you will see in the summary copied from the Federal Register. We especially note the role of the ATSDR in helping Marines just as they helped us, and express our thanks to them for the great job done helping the Corps this day.