History of Camp Lejeune

Background of Water Contamination at Camp Lejeune

U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina was established in 1942. In 1982, the Marine Corps discovered specific volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the drinking water provided by two of the eight water treatment plants on base. Learn more.

General FAQs

If you are a former resident, employee, and/or retired Marine and Naval personnel who was stationed at Camp Lejeune from the 1950s through 1985 and suspect exposure to VOCs, find answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the water contamination situation at Camp Lejeune.

ATSDR Timeline of Public Health Activities at Camp Lejeune

Read a timeline of public health activities at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina here.

Page last reviewed: November 27, 2019