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Camp Lejeuene recognized with an environment award

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CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. -
The Secretary of Defense gives Camp Lejeune a 2014 Environmental Award.

Camp Lejeune's Environmental Restoration team is responsible for identifying hazardous waste sites and how to implement steps to fix it among other duties.

The base has come under fire in the past for health issues related to toxic water and gas on site.  

Several studies linked living there in the past with developing cancer and other diseases.

Camp Lejeune's team manages over 80 sites for investigation and clean-up and has responded to over 900 sites total.

According to a press release, "earlier this month, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune received two awards from the Secretary of the Navy for their environmental restoration and cultural resources management programs, and Ms. Alicia Filzen, Camp Lejeune's Quality Recycling Program manager, received an individual award for her support of the installation's environmental quality programs." 
"I couldn't be more honored and pleased by the Department of Defense's recognition of the tremendous efforts of the unsung professionals who lead
Camp Lejeune's environmental restoration mission," said Brigadier General Robert F. Castellvi, commanding general of Marine Corps Installations East -Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in the press release.  "The award is a worthy reflection of the exceptional commitment and dedication to the stewardship of this base demonstrated every day by the entire Environmental Management Division."
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