The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta recently selected Gavin P. Smith to join the Camp Lejeune Community Assistance Panel (CAP). Smith, founder of CivilianExposure.org, will serve on the CAP with other notable members, including Jerry Ensminger & Mike Partain of the group The Few, The Proud, The Forgotten. This group led the fight to create initial legislation for military victims of Camp Lejeune water contamination.
The purpose of the CAP is to:
- voice the concerns of the affected community of marines and their families; and
- provide input to ATSDR for future health studies.
The community members on the CAP provide individual input and represent the views of the groups and communities to which they belong. CAP meetings are open to the public. They are also broadcast live on streaming video on the ATSDR Camp Lejeune website http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/sites/lejeune/index.html. Transcripts of the meetings are provided on the ATSDR Camp Lejeune website after each meeting.