05.08.09

Senator Burr Statement on the Water Contamination Investigation at Camp Lejeune

Today, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) issued the following statement regarding the Agency on Toxic Substances and Disease Registry's (ATSDR) recent reversal of its position regarding water contamination at Camp Lejeune.

"I am deeply troubled to learn that the government's 1997 study of hazardous chemicals in the Camp Lejeune water supply contained errors and omissions. These recent official acknowledgements are raising more questions than answers. Our government needs to honor its commitment tothe Camp Lejeuneveterans and their families who have endured years of pain and doubt.I will work to make sure that the government finally gets servicemembers, veterans, and their families the answers they deserve."