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NC Senators ask why information in report of contaminated water at Camp Lejeune is missing

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — Both North Carolina senators and other
members of Congress want to know why information was removed from a
report on drinking water contamination at Camp Lejeune.

In a letter sent last week to the director of the federal
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the lawmakers ask why
information about the locations of water systems now used at
Lejeune was redacted from a report released this month.

A CDC agency is researching the effects of chemical
contamination of water at the base from the 1950s to the 1980s.

Sen. Kay Hagan says removing the information sets a troubling
precedent for the future of the Lejeune research. She wants full
transparency in the process.

A spokeswoman says the Marine Corps is confident its request
won’t impede the study.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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