Politics & Government

February 14, 2010

Marine base's ex-residents, many ill, only now learning of toxic water

Paul Akers was in his oncologist's office last summer when his adult daughter handed him a magazine. He saw a half-page ad from the Marine Corps, alerting former residents of Camp Lejeune, N.C., that if they lived on the base between 1957 and 1987, they might have been exposed to contaminated water.

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