|Did you live or work at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune 1987 or before? If so,
please register with the Marine Corps by visiting www.marines.mil/clsurvey or by
calling the Camp Lejeune Historic Drinking Water Call Center at 877-261-9782,
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.
In the early 1980’s, two solvents, trichloroethylene (TCE) and perchloroethylene
(PCE), both unregulated at the time, were found in two water systems serving the
Tarawa Terrace and Hadnot Point areas. Certain drinking water wells were
identified as the source of the chemicals and were taken out of service in 1984 and
The Department of the Navy is funding two independent research initiatives. The
Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is determining if there
is an association between exposure to the water and certain adverse health
effects. The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is evaluating specific health
risks associated with exposure.
Upon completion of the research, the Marine Corps will directly notify those on the
registry through direct mail and email.
Camp Lejeune water meets or exceeds all environmental standards today.
Drinking water wells at Camp Lejeune are tested four times a year for volatile
organic compounds (VOCs), in addition to monthly drinking water sampling. The
base is in compliance with all federal and state laws and regulations to ensure
safe drinking water.
Capt. Amy E. Malugani
HQMC, Division of Public Affairs
The Pentagon, Room 4B548
|Camp Lejeune Water