2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 24 Jun 2005 20:50:06 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Maine National Guard concerns about Agent Orange
Agent Orange use concerns guard 
Mainers exposed at Canadian base

By Meg Haskell
Bangor Daily News (ME)
June 23, 2005 

Members of the Maine National Guard have been training for more than 40
years at a New Brunswick military base that was a testing ground for the
toxic defoliant Agent Orange and its more lethal relative, Agent Purple,
during the Vietnam War. 

Canadian military officials were preparing Wednesday to make an
announcement to current and former members of their country's armed
forces about the dangers of exposure to the chemicals at the Canadian
Forces Base Gagetown, located near Fredericton, N.B., as well as the
danger to civilians living in the surrounding area.

Efforts to reach an administrator at the base Wednesday were

In Maine, Brig. Gen. John "Bill" Libby, commander of the Maine National
Guard and commissioner of the state's Department of Defense, Veterans
and Emergency Management, said Wednesday that the reports are worrisome
but that the nature of the risk to troops from Maine or elsewhere has
not yet been established.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
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