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Marines On Front Line Of Battle Against Climate Change In North Carolina04:46
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Marines unloading a light armored vehicle off a landing craft at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. (U.S. Navy)
Marines unloading a light armored vehicle off a landing craft at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. (U.S. Navy)
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Camp Lejeune - the Marine Corps training facility on North Carolina's southern coast - has a long, complicated environmental history.

It’s the site of one of the worst toxic water contamination incidents in the country’s history, which may have exposed as many as 750,000 people to cancer-causing chemicals.

More recently, the facility has built solar farms and worked to protect various endangered animals. Now, Camp Lejeune is a key player in how the U.S. military is responding to climate change.

Dave DeWitt from Here & Now contributor WUNC reports.

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This segment aired on July 16, 2015.

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