Location: Camp Lejeune, NC 28542
Years of Operation: 1941-Present
Development on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune started in 1941, and Marines began arriving on the base later that year. African American troops trained on the base, and women began training there in 1943. By the end of construction, this location could accommodate about 42,000 military personnel. Today, the base is home to a variety of units, including the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, 2nd Marine Division, 22nd Expeditionary Unit, and more.
The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*
|Trichloroethylene (TCE)||Immune system damage, kidney disfunction, respiratory issues, neurological effects, dizziness, behavioral changes, heart damage in unborn children (source, source)|
|Perchloroethylene (PCE)||Mood changes, memory changes, vision issues, skin irritation, headaches, coordination issues, neurological issues, cancer (source)|
|Benzene||Anemia, leukemia, bone marrow damage|
|Vinyl Chloride||Liver damage, liver cancer, nerve damage, immune reactions|
If you were stationed at Camp Lejeune and later experienced adverse health effects, you may be eligible for compensation.
*Effects are according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry unless otherwise noted.