Erin Brockovich Rallies Outside Supreme Court for Camp Lejuene Victims


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Submitted: Wed, 04/23/2014 - 7:42pm
Updated: Wed, 04/23/2014 - 7:50pm
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WASHINGTON, DC (ABC NEWS) — Environmental activist Erin Brockovich and dozens of military veterans rallied outside the Supreme Court today as the justices heard arguments that an electronics company was responsible for polluting drinking water at Camp Lejuene that sickened thousands of Marines.

The case, CTS Corporation v. Waldburger, claims that CTS Corporation, a global manufacturer of electronics, contaminated the camp’s drinking water with trichloroethylene, a known carcinogen, between 1953 and 1987.

The rally began at the Upper Senate Park, ending outside the Supreme Court. Other speakers included Master Sgt. Jerry Ensminger, a retired Camp Lejeune Marine; Mark Partain, breast cancer survivor and the son of a Camp Lejeune Marine, and Kris Thomas, also a breast cancer survivor and son of a Camp Lejeune Marine.

“It’s probably one of the largest pollution problems we have in the country. We have service men and women coming home to their families who had no idea the land they were living on was polluted, that their families have been poisoned, that their children are dying,” Brockovich said at the rally.

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4 Comments

  • Rodney Rhodan says:

    There is a constitutional issue in this case also. To rule with CTS Corporation, our justices runs a risk of violating the rights of the citizens / victims constitutional rights. The justices would violate the following rights of their citizens as a result of siding with CTS Corporation in the case at bar, These justices would be in a direct violation of 4th, 5th and 14th amendment rights to the United States Constitution against the citizens, laws, rules & regulations in which they was sworn to protect and preserve.

  • Rodney Rhodan says:

    CTS Corporation v. Waldburger;

    The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act preempted North Carolina’s statute of repose. http://www.epa.gov/superfund/policy/sara.htm

  • Rodney Rhodan says:

    CTS Corporation v. Waldburger;

    The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act preempted North Carolina’s statute of repose. http://www.epa.gov/superfund/policy/sara.htm

  • Rodney Rhodan says:

    EPA – CTS Corporation voc violations site:www.epa.gov/superfund/sites/docrec within all areas of EPA.
    HRS Documentation Record – CTS of Asheville, Inc. (March …2012-03-08
    http://www.epa.gov/superfund/sites/docrec/fdoc1836.pdf
    … by operations at the company (Ref … duplicates) were collected for VOC analysis
    (Ref … AOC for removal action between EPA, CTS Corporation, and the …
    HRS Documentation Record – CTS of Asheville, Incorporated …2011-03-04
    http://www.epa.gov/superfund/sites/docrec/pdoc1836.pdf
    … by operations at the company (Ref … duplicates) were collected for VOC analysis
    (Ref … AOC for removal action between EPA, CTS Corporation, and the …

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