2002 CPEO Military List Archive

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Date: 6 Aug 2002 22:57:45 -0000
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Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Toxic waste blamed for children's death
Toxic waste blamed for children's death 
Northern Luzon |By Artemio Dumlao | 04-08-2002 

Many groups called on the U.S. to assist in the clean up of the former 
U.S. bases in central Philippines, adding that they have caused the 
death of thousands of residents in the area.

According to the people's task force for bases cleanup, more than 155 
individuals, many of them also children, have died of ailments traced to 
deadly chemicals like asbestos and mercury. 

The numbers of affected people increased when the government relocated 
some displaced families after the Pinatubo eruption in 1991, to the air 
base command (Cabcom) in Pampanga, central Philippines. It was part of 
the cavernous former U.S. Clark airbase in Angeles, Pampanga. 

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