Politics & Government

June 20, 2010 12:01 AM

VA quietly giving benefits to Marines exposed to toxic water

The U.S. Department of the Navy says that more research is needed to connect ailments suffered by Marines such as Peter Devereaux who served at Camp Lejeune and their families who lived there to decades of water contamination at the 156,000-acre base in eastern North Carolina. Meanwhile, however, the Department of Veterans Affairs has quietly begun awarding benefits to a few Marines who were based at Lejeune.

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