Frank brings this update about, as NOD has called it, “Camp NoWay, N.C..”
VETERANS’ CORNER: VA establishes service connection to eight diseases (Article link)
“The presumption of service connection applies to active duty, reserve and National Guard members who served at Camp Lejeune for a minimum of 30 days (cumulative) between Aug. 1, 1953, and Dec. 31, 1987, and are diagnosed with any of the following conditions:
• Adult leukemia
• Aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes
• Bladder cancer
• Kidney cancer
• Liver cancer
• Multiple myeloma
• Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
• Parkinson’s disease”
VA will amend 38 CFR 3.307 to establish presumptions of service connection associated with exposure to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune.
Federal Register. Diseases Associated With Exposure to Contaminants in the Water Supply at Camp Lejeune (Link)
This adds to the Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012 which deals with health care provisions not compensation.
This will be confusing for many.
VA notes that “that veterans who develop a condition listed in the health care provisions of the Camp Lejeune Act but not listed as a presumptive disability would be denied compensation benefits for conditions for which health care is being provided. For the reasons enumerated below, VA makes no change based on these comments
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PBS Preview of Semper Fi (Video: 13:23 (Link)
A retired Marine and a filmmaker discusses a new documentary that tells the story of a massive water contamination incident at the Camp Lejeune Marine base. Up to a million people may have been exposed to dangerous chemicals from the 1950s to the 1980s.
The film documentary (2011): Semper Fi; Always Faithful (link) which can be rented or purchased.
Book (2014): A Trust Betrayed: The Untold Story of Camp Lejeune and the Poisoning of Generations of Marines and Their Families by Mike Magner.