Michigan Congressman John Dingell requested the House Committee on Energy and Commerce conduct further hearings regarding water contamination at Camp Lejeune, a Marine Corps base in North Carolina, on Friday.
Dingell sent a letter to the committee’s chairman, Fred Upton, and ranking member Henry Waxman citing a recent report from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry that said contamination at Camp Lejune could have existed as far back as 1948.
“This environmental catastrophe has many far-reaching implications, which deserve to be further explored by Congress,” Dingell said in the letter.
As many as 1 million Marines and their families were exposed to toxic bathing and drinking water during their time at Camp Lejeune.
This letter came days after Dingell and Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina issued a statement urging Congress to immediately act and assist veterans and their families affected by the contamination.
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