Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) and Congressman John D. Dingell (D-MI) released the statement below in response to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry's Chapter A Water Modeling Report for the Hadnot Point and Holcomb Boulevard water treatment plants at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina:
"Today's report reveals the unfortunate truth that the water contamination at Camp Lejeune was far worse than many thought. It is even more clear that Congress must immediately do all it can to help our veterans, their families, and all affected by this tragedy to get the care, treatment, answers, and understanding they've deserved for far too long. While some progress was made last year with passage of the Honoring America's Veterans and Caring for Victims of Camp Lejeune Act, there is more work to be done. We will work with our colleagues in both houses of Congress to determine the best steps forward in giving our veterans and their families the justice they deserve."