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In the early 1980s, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were discovered in some of the water systems serving housing areas on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Exposure to certain VOCs may cause adverse health effects, including cancer.
On February 18, 2004, we issued a report updating the appropriations and expenditure data for the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Superfund program that we included in our July 2003 report on the status of the program.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the use of Superfund resources by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) and the Department of Justice (DOJ), focusing on the: (1) amount and purpose of Superfund money provided to ATSDR for fiscal years (FY) 1996 and 1997 and the...