Congratulations to those that may receive it. We are not sure how this $2billion will spread around in terms of total compensation available on an average per claimant basis. This may be a low payout given the volume of exposed at Lejeune. Given the history of this issue and the actions of government agencies involved, we remain cautiously optimistic. Time will tell as to the sufficiency of this payout.
Camp Lejeune Contamination Studies
As the ATSDR continues to release studies and findings after extensive research, this study is yet another example of the breadth of constituencies exposed to decades of contamination. Enlisted Marines, spouses, children, civilians and more all have a vested interest in these studies and their results. Each study should not be viewed in isolation. When all studies are viewed in total, the picture becomes alarmingly clear.
Vapor intrusion generally occurs when there is a migration of volatile chemicals from contaminated groundwater or soil into an overlying building. Volatile chemicals can emit vapors that may migrate through subsurface soils and into indoor air spaces of overlying buildings in ways similar to that of radon gas seeping into homes.