Retired U.S. Marine Master Sergeant Jerry Ensminger speaks at a rally near the Supreme Court in support of the estimated one million Marines, their families and civilians who were poisoned by contaminated drinking water at Marine Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.
Enminger’s daughter Janey, who was conceived at Camp Lejeune, died of leukemia at the age of 9. Many other people who were born or lived at Camp Lejeune have developed cancer.
The rally was held before the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that could deny Camp Lejeune victims the right to sue for damages. Learn more - http://www.pogo.org/blog/2014/04/camp…
“Today, a row of chin-up bars stands beside a grassy mound topped with a manhole cover bearing the words, “WARNING DO NOT FILL.” This is the only visible reminder of Hadnot Point Well No. 602, in which one 1984 test found levels of the carcinogenic gasoline additive benzene at 76 times the allowable federal limit.”
Those carcinogens were part of the what could be the largest water contamination in U.S. history. Nearly one million Marines and their families used contaminated water for drinking and cooking for over 30 years. Only now is the clean up finally coming to an end.