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Hagan Statement on Release of Camp Lejeune Documents
Collection of documents can be viewed online
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kay Hagan (NC) today applauded the release of documents related to water contamination at Camp Lejuene. Hagan joined a bipartisan group of Members of Congress that urged the Department of Defense to ensure the public has access to the uncensored Camp Lejeune Historic Drinking Water Consolidated Document Repository and other relevant records.
"This is a step in the right direction towards providing the public with transparency on the tragic events that occurred for several decades at Camp Lejeune," Hagan said. "The Marines and family members affected by this terrible incident deserve answers. I will continue to press the Navy and Marine Corps until Congress and the American people haveaccess to the entire collection."
To view the collection of documents that has been released, please click here. While the Department of the Navy and U.S. Marine Corps provided thousands of documents, the total collection of records is still incomplete.
In March, Hagan joined a bipartisan group of Members of Congress in writing a letter to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta requesting that these documents be made public.
Yesterday, Hagan praised the unanimous Senate passage of the Honoring America's Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act, which will ensure that Marines and their families who were exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune will receive the health care they need and deserve.