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    Trump officials conceal information as military base water contamination victims fight for justice

    Former Marine urges members of Congress to make military base clean-up a top priority.

    There were glimmers of hope during the Obama administration that the federal government, particularly the U.S. military, was turning the corner on taking responsibility for the contaminated water disaster at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

    In 2012, Congress passed a bill signed into law by President Barack Obama extending free medical care to veterans and their families who suffered from exposure to the contaminated water at the nation’s largest Marine Corps base between 1957 and 1987.

    But the hopes for continued progress at Camp Lejeune were largely dashed when President Trump entered office and prioritized rescuing the chemical industry from regulations that companies viewed as burdensome.

    Along with rolling back rules for chemical companies, the Trump administration blocked the publication of a health study about toxic chemicals that have polluted water supplies near chemical plants and military bases, as well as other locations in the United States. Administration officials, including former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt, intervened to block release of the study.

    One White House aide wrote in an email that the study would create “a potential public relations nightmare” for the administration. The administration finally released the study last month after media attention and bipartisan outcry.


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    One of the players for the Patriots, Nate Solder, went through cancer earlier in life, and now his son is going through cancer. They were featured in a piece during the super bowl pre-game show that lasted half the day. this was a pretty good piece though.