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A Few Good Men, Too Many Chemicals: Toxic Exposure of US Marines and Government Lies
Contributor(s): King, Tim (Contribution by), O'Dowd, Robert (Author)

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ISBN: 1542442397     ISBN-13: 9781542442398
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: January 2017
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- History | Military - Veterans
Physical Information: 0.93" H x 5.98" W x 9.02" L (1.34 lbs) 460 pages
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A Few Good Men, Too Many Chemicals is an investigative report of U.S. Marines who were exposed to organic solvents, benzene, radiation, and other carcinogens in their drinking water and through dermal contact and inhalation while working with toxic chemicals without protective clothing and face masks. Thousands of veterans and their families were once stationed at Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, CA, the premier Marine Corps jet fighter base, until closed in July 1999. Dioxin 2,3,7,8 TCDD was reported at six sites, and is listed as a probable contaminant of concern by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC). Dioxin is the toxic component in Agent Orange. A Radium 226 paint room in Hangar 296 contaminated the work space in one portion of this huge hangar (200,000 sq. feet), forcing the Navy to remediate the contaminants before turning the hangar over to local authorities. Remediation by a Navy contractor continued as of 2015. A Trichloroethylene (TCE) plume from Hangars 296 and 297 cut a path through the base wells into Orange County's principal aquifer. TCE is a known carcinogen. At Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC, the base wells were contaminated with organic solvents from 1953 to 1987 with an estimated one million people exposed to trichloroethylene (TCE), benzene and other toxic chemicals. Legislation to provide health care for Camp Lejeune, an active military installation, was passed in the 112th Congress. In September 2016, Lejeune veterans were eligible for presumptive VA disability compensation for eight health conditions linked to toxic exposure in the base wells. Marines have died without 'connecting the dots' between their killing diseases and military service. There is no VA health care and presumptive disability compensation for El Toro veterans. El Toro Marines have fight the battle for VA benefits, one Marine at a time. These two bases are part of the 130 military bases on the EPA Superfund database, the most toxic environments in the US. See: https: //www.amazon.com/Few-Good-Men-Many-Chemicals/dp/1542442397 and http: //www.envirostor.dtsc.ca.gov/public/profile_report?global_id=30970003.
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