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South Carolina senator blocks bill for #Marines' Camp Lejeune water contamination victims #USMC

South Carolina senator blocks bill for #Marines' Camp Lejeune water contamination victims #USMC

Related Health care for Camp Lejeune veterans clears Senate hurdle U.S. map shows the states where 155,000 former residents of Camp Lejuene, N.C. now live; they have registered with the Marines to keep informed about the 30-year contamination of the base's water supply with carcenogenic chemicals that the Navy is now investigating. MCT WASHINGTON - Thousands of sick Marine veterans and their families might be on the verge of taking a giant leap toward receiving health care for illnesses they suffered from decades of water contamination at Marines Base Camp Lejeune, N.C. Legislation that has languished for years was expected to be voted on in the full Senate this week under an across-the-aisle deal between the Democratic and Republican leaders of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. But a South Carolina senator has blocked the bill, saying he worries about fraud. Republic...

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