A Trust Betrayed: The Untold Story of Camp Lejeune and the Poisoning of Generations of Marines and Their Families

A Trust Betrayed: The Untold Story of Camp Lejeune and the Poisoning of Generations of Marines and Their Families

by Mike Magner

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While the big bad corporation has often been the offender in many of the world's greatest environmental disasters, in the case of the mass poisoning at Camp Lejeune the culprit is a revered institution: the US Marine Corps. For two decades now, revelations have steadily emerged about pervasive contamination, associated clusters of illness and death among the Marine families stationed there, and military stonewalling and failure to act. Mike Magner's chilling investigation creates a suspenseful narrative from the individual stories, scientific evidence, and smoldering sense of betrayal among those whose motto is undying fidelity. He also raises far-reaching and ominous questions about widespread contamination on US military bases worldwide.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780306822582
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 03/11/2014
Series: A Merloyd Lawrence Book
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Mike Magner is managing editor at National Journal, a highly respected print and online publication for Washington insiders, and is the author of Poisoned Legacy: The Human Cost of BP's Rise to Power, published by St. Martin's Press in 2011. He has been a journalist for thirty-seven years, including fifteen years in the Washington Bureau for Newhouse Newspapers, five years with the Natural Resources News Service and five years at the National Journal.

Table of Contents

1 The Marine Corps Family 1

2 Lejeune 19

3 "Baby Heaven" 35

4 Solvents! 45

5 Trouble at Tarawa Terrace 61

6 A Perilous Mess 79

7 The Struggle for Data 97

8 Slow Awakening for the Victims 113

9 EPA vs. DOD 129

10 The Pentagon Tries for Exemptions 137

11 Obstructed Justice? 161

12 "Florida Man Has Brest Cancer" 171

13 A Stone Wall Crumbles 183

14 Victims Unite 217

15 The Way to the Oval Office 231

16 Changing the Culture 251

Epilogue 263

Notes 267

Acknowledgments 285

Index 287

About the Author 301

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