ContaminatedWater SupplySources atCamp Lejeune
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) completed testing on water supply at Camp Lejeune and it was discovered that from 1953 to 1987 industrial solvents and other chemicals leaked into the public water supply at Camp Lejeune. Anyone who worked, served, or lived at the camp during that time frame could have been exposed to the contaminants that originated from three main sources on the Marine Base. The sources that were established that caused the contamination are from the following three areas of Camp Lejeune: Hadnot Point, (HP) Tarawa Terrace, and Holcomb Blvd. It was determined that volatile organic compounds (VOC) either leaked into several wells on the base or were purposefully dumped into toxic waste dumps, on bare ground, and into storm drains which in turn leached chemicals into the water supply.