2012 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <LSiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2012 23:18:39 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] VOCs, SECURITY: Camp Lejeune (NC) infrastructure information
Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Cover-Up Hinted In Navy Letter

Lynne Peeples
Huffington Post
January 13, 2012

The U.S. Navy is asking government investigators to suppress information concerning the toxic water scandal at the Marine Corps' Camp Lejeune, according to a letter obtained Thursday by The Huffington Post.

The letter, signed by Maj. Gen. J.A. Kessler of the Marine Corps and dated Jan. 5, 2012, asks the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry to withhold from a forthcoming report details about the whereabouts of water lines, wells, treatment plants and storage tanks on the North Carolina military base -- in the name of national security.

"The Marine Corps understands the need to share information with the scientific community," writes Kessler, the Marines' assistant deputy commandant for installations and logistics. "Prudence requires, however, that information sharing be within the rubric of responsible force protection."


For the entire article, see
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/13/camp-lejeune-water- contamination-navy-letter_n_1203465.html?ref=green


Lenny Siegel
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