camp lejeune water contamination

History of Camp Lejeune Well Contamination

During World War II, the Navy needed a training facility based on the East Coast of the United States. The Department of Navy purchased 110,000-acres near Wilmington and Moorehead City, North Carolina. In April 1941, Congress authorized funding to construct Camp Lejeune.  During construction of the base in the 1940s, the water distribution system was