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Looking to the courts for justice, a woman whose husband was stationed at North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune military base has filed a lawsuit claiming the government knowingly exposed hundreds of thousands of Marines to contaminated drinking water.

Lawyers representing the woman stated the lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for 45-year-old Laura Jones. The document says she has lymphoma and now lives in Iowa.

Attorneys for the woman allege that chemicals in water at Camp Lejeune had caused health problems including cancers, reproductive disorders and birth defects. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.

As indicated from an earlier article that we wrote the government had come out with their own report and found that the tainted water at Camp Lejeune between the 1950s and 1985 can’t definitively be linked to health problems. As we write this there has been no official response from any Marine’s spokesperson in defense of this allegation.

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