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U.S. court rebuffs Marine Corps families in polluted water case

(Reuters) - In a defeat for families claiming they were sickened by groundwater contamination many years ago at a U.S. Marine Corps base in North Carolina, a federal appeals court has rejected an attempt by the state's legislature to extend a time limit for filing pollution-related lawsuits. As a result, families involved in 10 lawsuits will be unlikely to collect damages for alleged injuries suffered at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, although a lawyer for the plaintiffs said they were considering further appellate options. Families of Marine Corps and Navy personnel stationed at Camp Lejeune over a period of 31 years, ending in 1987, had higher cancer rates than Marines and...

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