Senate to debate bill providing benefits for people exposed to contaminated water on Camp Lejeune
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CAMP LEJEUNE -- A bill regarding health benefits for people who were exposed to contaminated water on Camp Lejeune is expected to be taken up by the full Senate Wednesday.
Officials believe as many as 1 million people were exposed to the tainted water between the 1950's and 80's. Some medical experts have linked the contamination to birth defects and a variety of cancers.
The bill would provide health care to affected military personnel and their family members. An estimated 750,000 veterans and their family members would receive aid from the bill. Information from The Jacksonville Daily News.