The following outlines the current stats and information regarding ongoing VA claims for Camp Lejeune water contamination. As highlighted in this document, the current approval rate by the VA for Camp Lejeune victim claims is a tiny 5%.
The converse, therefore, is also true.
Approximately 95% of all claims submitted to the VA for this issue are denied.
In addition, the typical language of “limited or suggestive evidence” and “conflicting scientific evidence” that once again surfaces from the VA. As we all know all too well, there is plenty of definitive scientific evidence that shows elevated risks for certain cancers and other health concerns as a result of exposure to Camp Lejeune toxic water contamination. Four studies in 2014 from the ATSDR reveal this in the military, spouses, children and civilian workers from the base. The results are neither “limited or suggestive”. All of those studies can be found here.
Also, when you see the VA use the phrase “conflicting scientific evidence”, they are most likely leaning on their favorite crutch – the 2009 NRC Report – an outdated and flawed report without the data we have today. Even though IARC and the EPA have classified several of the chemicals in the water at Camp Lejeune as “known carcinogens” with known corresponding health conditions when exposed to them, the VA still continues to act as if there is doubt.
Some of the highlights in the following document are notations from NC Senator Burr’s staff. They highlight the severity of the problem regarding VA handling of victims of Camp Lejeune Contamination.
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Source Document for Stats above from VA available here: