New law gives benefits to Marines and their families
A new law gives health benefits to Marines and their families.
President Obama signed the bill at the White House yesterday.
Health benefits will now be available to those exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune.
Health experts say about a million people may have been exposed between 1957 to 1987.
One man born on the base says the largest cluster of men diagnosed with breast cancer were exposed to chemicals linked to the disease.
The president says the law will not bring back those who have died, but says it will honor their memory.
The new law also bans protests at military funerals within 300 feet.