July 21 2014 ATSDR – CAP Meeting Updates

The latest phone meeting of the Community Assistance Panel was held today.  Added to the panel is new member Tim Templeton.  Items discussed:

  • Soil vapor intrusion index
  • More documents forthcoming regarding Underground Storage Tanks (UST) on base, as well as other requested documents by the CAP and ATSDR.
  • Concerns about organization of incoming documents by Navy and other providers.
  • CAP continues to express concerns about gaining full access to all related documents.
  • First meeting of a new Cancer Incidence Study Panel takes place next week (July 29/30, 2014) – topics covered include: expert panel updates, water modeling studies, proposals, protocols, a Marine mortality study, etc.

Study updates coming soon include:

  • Male breast cancer study – ETA 3-4 weeks
  • Civilian worker mortality study – awaiting CDC
  • Adverse pregnancy outcome study

A full transcript from the previous Atlanta meeting on June 12th is now available at:

A new Newsweek article on the Camp Lejeune contamination issue was just released here:

The article references a video report from Dan Rather on AXS TV found here:



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