Bud Baker Posted September 27, 2010 Share Posted September 27, 2010 It was 52 degrees as I rode to work this morning. Forecast high is 75. It was the first time since this spring that I wore long sleeves on my ride to work. I had a good visit with my sister in Oklahoma City and my friend near Shawnee. My sister had some interesting information for me about the Camp Lejeune water pollution story. The government says the contaminated drinking water happened between 1957 and 1987, but it turns out that the dry cleaner who was dumping PCE in the water started operations in 1954, and the fuel farm which leaked benzene into the ground was built in 1941. This matters to my sister and I because in 1954, my father was in the Marines and stationed at Camp Lejuene. My mother, sister, and I lived with him in the on base housing, and bathed with and drank that water. Both PCE and benzene are carcinogens, and another of the pollutants in the water there, TCE, is known to cause a laundry list of ailments. The last thing on the list I looked at was.............. you guessed it, lung cancer. I may need to research more. Have a great day, all! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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