Camden’s Legion Post 30 will hold an information session concerning the Camp Lejeune water issues Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. and invites all veterans as well as the public to join them as their guests for this session.

Speak on the contamination will be Alison W. Briggs, a Maine trial attorney, with experience gathering medical evidence and filing Federal Claims, knowledge of injuries from toxins, and specific details about the Camp Lejeune Justice Act.

Anyone who was stationed at Camp Lejeune and drank water for 30 days between Aug. 1, 1953, and Dec. 1987, or knows someone who was there, has a limited time to file a Federal Claim for cancers, kidney damage and other injuries. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act is for individuals, particularly veterans and their surviving family members, who resided, worked, or were exposed to toxic water at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

The Navy has a specific form for Camp Lejeune Justice Act claims. The Navy form references aplastic anemia, bladder cancer, heart defect, kidney cancer, kidney damage, leukemia, liver cancer, myelodysplasia, multiple myeloma, Parkinson’s disease, and scleroderma. Other injuries may be eligible for compensation as well.

According to Jeff Sukeforth, Post 30 Adjutant, this program will be beneficial to anyone who was stationed at Camp LeJeune as well as family and friends. Sukeforth provided the following link to the VA for an information brochure

For more information call Sukeforth at 236-3310. The post is located at 91 Pearl St. in Camden.