What Contaminated Lejeune’s Water? "MILITARY TIMES" "Former service members exposed to contaminated water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune over a 35-year period can now apply for veterans disability benefits, under a new federal rule finalized Tuesday. @2013-2020 - Civilian Exposure. The Camp Lejeune water contamination problem occurred at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune from 1953 to 1987. You can view his full timeline here. Compiled by Mike Partain. window.document.write("