Suit Filed after Marines Exposed to Contaminated Drinking Water
July 6, 2009 - 1:07 PMA woman whose husband was stationed at a North Carolina military base has filed a lawsuit claiming the government knowingly exposed hundreds of thousands of Marines to contaminated drinking water.
Lawyers said Monday the lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for 45-year-old Laura Jones. It says she has lymphoma and now lives in Iowa.
The woman's attorneys allege that chemicals in water at Camp Lejeune had caused health problems including cancers, reproductive disorders and birth defects. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.
A government report earlier this month found tainted water at Camp Lejeune between the 1950s and 1985 can't definitively be linked to health problems.
A Marines spokesman didn't immediately return a message seeking comment.
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