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Camp Lejeune Toxic Water: How Supreme Court could help or hurt victims

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The Supreme Court heard arguments today from an Electronic Manufacturer in Asheville and those who say they're sick from that company polluting the land.

The case is CTS Corporation v Waldburger. North Carolina has the statute of repose that limits claims to be filed in a 10 year period. The Asheville residents say their exposure goes back for decades.

The Supreme Court’s ruling could affect future claims from Camp Lejeuene.

Government studies at the base revealed that toxins present in the water, back in the 1950s all the way through the 80s, led to cancer and other disease.

Back in 2012, President Obama signed into law "The Janey Ensminger Act" which benefits up to 750-thousand Camp Lejeuene victims.

There are thousands more who say they're without justice.

Advocacy groups rallied today in front of the court to make sure the government doesn't turn their back in the future.

9 On Your Side talked to people who were there.

Angela Canterbury with the Project on Government Oversight said, “We would like for the government to finally stop trying to prevent Camp Lejeune victims from getting justice in every circumstance. It is just high time for the government to take responsibility and to make things right.”

The Supreme Court will rule By June. Meanwhile, both Sen. Kay Hagan and Sen. Richard Burr have requested the CDC to commission more studies about the toxic water at the base.
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