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How Many Military Sites Are Superfund Sites?

Military installations have been significant contributors to Superfund sites. Past activities harmed the environment. They involved using, storing, and disposing of hazardous materials. This exposed veterans to toxic chemicals resulting in chronic conditions. Superfund sites in the United States are heavily polluted and require cleanup under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). …

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Trichloroethylene (TCE) Exposure and Health Effects

Trichloroethylene (TCE) is a widely used chemical that has gained attention due to its potential health risks. This article examines the symptoms of exposure to trichloroethylene and its long-term health effects. By understanding these aspects, veterans can take necessary precautions to monitor their health and protect their right to benefits. What is TCE? Trichloroethylene, commonly …

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What’s the Deal With Camp Lejeune?

Camp Lejeune is a U.S. Marine Corps base in Jacksonville, North Carolina. It was home to thousands of military families and personnel for over four decades. However, over the years, it has been discovered that the water at Camp Lejeune was contaminated with toxic chemicals, resulting in numerous health problems for those exposed to it. …

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Agent Orange and Pancreatic Cancer

Agent Orange is a herbicide used by the United States military during the Vietnam War to defoliate the dense forests and remove the enemy’s hiding places. Unfortunately, this toxic chemical has left a lasting impact on the environment and the health of the people exposed. Veterans who served in the military during the Vietnam War …

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