|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Sat, 25 Oct 2008 18:09:45 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] Agent Orange concerns at Gulfport (MS) school site|
Landtrust group says school site is toxic By Elise Roberts WLOX TV 13 News (Biloxi/Gulfport, MS) October 23, 2008GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Tuesday, Gulfport's City Council approved plans to build a new elementary school. But one group doesn't want it to happen. The North Gulfport Community Landtrust fears the new school site may be toxic.
"Based on the advice of the environmental group, we can build a school, a playground, a house and whatever else. We're in great shape," said School Superintendent Glen East.
The North Gulfport Community Landtrust disagrees. They believe the site is contaminated with Agent Orange, a carcinogen that causes cancer.
"In the Vietnam War, they basically spread this on the jungles so the enemy wouldn't have a place to hide. Unfortunately after the war, it was stored improperly on the Navy Base in steel drums and leaked out over time and came on to many sites north of the base," said Landtrust founder Howard Page.
... For the entire story, see http://www.wlox.com/Global/story.asp?S=9224111 -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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