Residents of the former Marine Corps base on Paris Island are filing a water contamination lawsuit against the Navy, claiming the contaminated water is causing their health problems. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has acknowledged that a connection exists between contaminated water and certain illnesses, including cancer. Hundreds of mothers have suffered miscarriages and lost their babies. One baby was born with no cranium. The Marine Corps has waited several years before filing a response to the claims.
The U.S. government was notified of the contaminants in 1985 but closed two wells.
The contamination had been present for decades, and individuals rotating through the base were exposed for decades. The plaintiffs filed a civil lawsuit against the U.S. government, but the case was dismissed under the Federal Tort Claims Act. Nevertheless, one claimant sought more than $900 billion for damages. The lawsuit will require the defendant to prove that it was responsible for the contaminated water.
The Marine Corps wants to hold the system, hierarchy, and rank-and-file accountable for the contamination. However, it’s not possible to prove a connection between the contaminants and any illness. This is because the causes of illnesses may be diverse and could also be caused by other factors. The contaminated water in Paris Island is still untreated, and it is unlikely that the company will ever fully clean it. The cleanup costs are expensive and will require decades to recover.
The United States government is denying the remaining civil claims.
In addition to a lawsuit against the government, individuals can also file a suit against the U.S. Marine Corps. The secretary of the Navy admitted that the decision is hard for the families and veterans affected by the pollution. But individuals who have suffered a loss from the contaminated water may be able to file an appeal within six months. This is a win-win situation for everyone involved.
According to the U.S. Department of Defense, the contaminated water was found in the base’s water in 1985. This resulted in claims against the U.S. government and the Marine Corps. This led to a massive mountain of liability for the toxic foam. Although the government denied the contamination, the EPA has also investigated the site’s conditions. The EPA has said that the government is responsible for the pollution. The U.S. Army is also liable in several other cases.
The Department of Defense has found that the contaminated waters at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot are likely to contain hazardous levels of chemicals, including benzene. The chemical perchloroethylene used to combat the fires was linked to birth defects, so the Army and U.S. Marine Corps are now facing a lawsuit over the contamination of their water. The U.S. government is not liable for the toxic water.
The lawsuit is a lawsuit filed by individuals who claim that they have been exposed to contaminated water.
In addition to the Navy and the Marine Corps, the U.S. EPA has also investigated the conditions of the site. The U.S. EPA has determined that there was sufficient evidence to prove that the contaminated water caused harm. There are several contaminated wells on the base that were closed in 1985. The Marine Corps has since issued a letter of notification, but they did not mention which contaminants were present in the water.
The Department of Navy has already been ordered to pay $1 billion in damages after residents filed a lawsuit.
The company was found to be negligent and failed to take steps to prevent further contamination. The Department of Navy has been sued by thousands of people and is liable for about $4500 million in damages. Some of these cases have a high stake, so it is important to consider all of your options. If you have been exposed to contaminated water, you may be entitled to a compensation claim.
The government has admitted that the contamination has caused several health problems for the people living on the island. The contaminated water has been attributed to the military’s decades-long use of firefighting foam. While the Navy and the U.S. Navy are responsible for the contamination, the victims of these illnesses will be eligible to file a civil lawsuit against the military. The law will ensure that the contaminated water is properly disposed of and that the EPA has paid out all compensation necessary.