DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
HEADQUARTERS UNITEO STATES MARINE CO IPS
3000 MARINE CORPS ‘ENTAGON
WASHING TON. DC 20350-3000
As a registrant in the Camp Lejeune Historic Drinking Water (CLHDW) Notification Database, we want to keep you informed of recent developments related to our program and public hearth activities being conducted by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). While our team is happy to provide information and address questions, please note that all case-specific requests concerning claims, medical benefits, disability, and personal records should be made directly to the organization that bandles those matters. The enclosed Reference Guide has been prepared to help identify which organizations are responsible for providing information on various aspects of this issue.
Many of our registrants are likely aware that President Biden signed the “Sageant First Class Hesth Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act” on August 10, 2022. Included in this legislation was the “Camp Lejeune Justice Act ot 2022,” which allows eligible individuals to file claims for monetary damages through the Tort Claims Unit (TCU), Office of the Judge Advocate General. Detailed instructions for filing a claim can be found at www.jag.nsvy.mil.
Additionally, ATSDR is conducting two ongoing public health activities as part of their efforts to increase scientific knowledge on potential connections between past exposure to contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune and adverse health effects. The Cancer Incidence Study is investigating whether residential or workplace exposure to drinking water contaminants that were prment in years past are associated with increased risks of specific cancers. Also, the Vapor Intrusion Public Health Assessment is evaluating whether people’s health might have been impacted from exposure to indoor air contartiination that may have rmulted from vapor intrusion on Camp Lejeune. Completion dates for these two studies have yet to be confirmed, but ATSDR estimates that information on remaining public health activities may be available to the public in 2023. For more information about thee and other ATSDR public hearth activities, call (800) 232-4636 or visit http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/sites/lcjeune/.
The health and welfare of our Marines, Sailors, their families, and our civilian workers are top priorities for the Marine Corps. We continue to work diligently to identify and notify individuals who may have been exposed to chemicals in the drinking water while at Camp Lejeune and keep them informed about this important issue. For more information about these efforts, or to update yow contact
in formation. please contact the CLHDW Call Center at (877) 26t -9782, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, ot visii http://www.marine.mil/clwater/. Please share this information with anyone who may have been at Camp Lejeune in 1987 or prior years and encourage them to register with us.
- W. MCX\BE
Major General, OSMC Assistant Deputy Commandant
Installations and Logistics (Facilities)
Enclosure: CLHDW Refs Guide