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Burr, Hagan Press For Water Contamination Testing At Camp Lejeune
North Carolina's U.S. senators say they're concerned about slow answers in the Camp Lejeune water contamination case.
The senators have requested that the Agency on Toxic Substances and Disease Registry conduct a cancer incidence study to gauge the effects of contaminated water at the Marine base. The agency's interim leader has said she did not have the resources to do that analysis.
Burr and Hagan are looking for Secretary Sebelius to explain the delay in the investigation and determine if HHS would be willing to partner with other health agencies to complete the study. The senators are requesting a response from Sebelius by the end of next week.
Listen to Jerry Ensminger's story. Ensminger was a Marine based at Camp Lejeune. He believes his daughter died from drinking contaminated water. He spoke with Dick Gordon:
Here's a trailer to a movie made about Jerry and his daughter Janie:
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