Civilian Exposure – Veterans News Hour Interview

Recently, we were invited to join co-hosts David Cory & Richard Hurley on the Veterans News Hour.

We discuss Camp Lejeune contamination, contamination at other Superfund bases, primary chemicals involved, generational health concerns for families of exposure victims, progress of existing and new policies, the claims process and community concerns, plus address potential changes or improvements that will further the cause and finally bring justice to those in need.  Plus, we went further to discuss the extent of military contamination around the country and abroad, and talk about potential solutions that could be achieved for all exposed. Have a listen to the interview with Gavin Smith, Founder and Executive Director of Civilian Exposure.

Want to check out more from the Veterans News Hour? Here’s a link to the show page.

The Veterans News Hour is a news and talk show about military veterans issues, including VA benefits and all related topics.



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Civilian Exposure

Civilian Exposure is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization/public charity working to Build Awareness, Accountability and Assistance for Civilians Exposed to Camp Lejeune Water Contamination and all citizens exposed to any toxic contamination aboard all U.S. military installations. The effort continues to inform civilian employees and others affected by contamination to receive both the guidance and the justice they deserve.

About the Founder
A 20-year veteran of media, marketing, non-profits and entrepreneurship, Gavin P. Smith leads Civilian Exposure, a non-profit assisting civilians and veterans exposed to U.S. military contamination; the Keta Foundation, a collaborative foundation dedicated to mitigating modern slavery through economic improvement projects in Africa; and Gavin Consulting, a network of virtual experts serving global clients; He is also a former member of the CDC/ATSDR Camp Lejeune Community Assistance Panel. Mr. Smith holds a Master of Global Management with distinction (Beta Gamma Sigma) from Thunderbird School of Global Management, an MBA from The College of William & Mary Mason School of Business and a BA in History from Wake Forest University.

3 thoughts on “Civilian Exposure – Veterans News Hour Interview

  • August 3, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    Be a military dependent of the Corp and an Army Vet .Father stationed there 3 year span and I was born at C.Geiger . You become SOL

  • August 3, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    Having been a dependent for 17 years and had lived in Wire Mountain housing at Camp Pendleton Was that area contaminated .I was 5 years old when 4 kids were killed and 2 injured from the explosives left in the field across from NCO housing

  • August 5, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    I have been diagnosed with renal toxicity and denied twice. The second time I was denied, the CLFMP, finally sent the paperwork to meet the criteria for such and it stated, in order to meet the criteria for such, I had to of started complaining of the problem while living there or within 3 years of leaving the the area. Fortunately for me, I did not release my medical records to the government upon retirement and found that within 30 days of moving to CL, I started complaining of severe abdominal pains. The CL hospital blamed it on possible “female problems” for a women of then 27 years of age, but found nothing. Fortunately, they ran urinalysis. The urinalysis showed my creatinin was at very HIGH levels! They never looked at it when bells should have been going off. Obviously my kidneys were dying! I now have one kidney that no longer works at all and the other is more than half way gone.

    My nephrologist no longer wants to write any letters. I now have to write a letter explaining a letter that he will sign off on ??? and resubmit, along with the lab chits and see if they will admit me to the CLFMP. I’m so tired at this point, I don’t know if it will do any good.


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