Politics & Government

March 9, 2010

Lejeune water probe: Did Marine Corps hide benzene data?

For years, the Marines apparently didn't provide documents that benzene, a known carcinogen, had been found in the drinking water at Camp Lejeune to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, which has worked for nearly two decades to understand the contamination and its health impacts. Now Congress wants to know how long the Marine Corps has known that benzene was in the water drunk by hundreds of thousands of people over three decades.

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