From 1953 to 1987 water at Camp Lejuene was contamanted by several types of industrial solvents. As previously reported on this blog, studies have shown that this contamination has led to Marine Corps veterans and other that served at the base developing disease. The VA has agreed that it will promulgate regulations showing a presumption of service-connection for veterans that develop the following diseases.
• Kidney Cancer
• Liver Cancer
• Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
• Multiple Myeloma
• Parkinson's Disease
• Aplastic Anemia/Myelodysplastic Syndromes
The regulations have now, as yet, been issued by the VA. As soon as they are, the VA will start granting benefits for these diseases. While veterans currently cannot receive compensation benefits until regulations are issued, healthcare benefits for these disease are available.