Over the past two years, several steps have been taken to notify those who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune of the historic drinking water issue. To identify and inform these individuals, the Marine Corps developed an outreach response using multiple forms of communication and media.
In addition, the Marine Corps has worked with the Internal Revenue Service to locate former Marines who have lived or worked on Camp Lejeune 1987 and before. The
More than 133,000 names are currently in the Registry. The Marine Corps continues the outreach response in order to contact as many individuals who have been affected as possible. Upon completion of the studies by the National Academies’ National Research Council (NRC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), registrants will receive summaries of the research results. NRC is scheduled for release in late May or early June 2009. ATSDR is scheduled for release in late 2011.
ATSDR research can be found at: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/sites/lejeune/update.html
NRC’s Camp Lejeune Project link is: http://www8.nationalacademies.org/cp/ProjectView.aspx?key=BEST-K-06-08-A