|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 9 Dec 2009 07:53:12 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] GLOBAL: Agent Orange's Legacy in Vietnam|
Agent Orange's lethal legacy: At former U.S. bases in Vietnam, a potent
poison is clear and present danger
Bases remain polluted from defoliants, underscoring the urgency of a
By Jason Grotto Chicago Tribune December 9, 2009 DA NANG, VietnamPart 4 of a Tribune investigation finds that a former U.S. air bases in Vietnam remain highly polluted by defoliants, but the U.S. has done little to clean up the sites it contaminated during the war. Complete coverage >>
When a small Canadian environmental firm started collecting soil samples on a former U.S. air base in a remote Vietnam valley, Thomas Boivin and other scientists were skeptical they'd find evidence proving herbicides used there by the U.S. military decades ago still posed a health threat.
But results showed levels of the cancer-causing poison dioxin were far greater than guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for residential areas.
... For the entire article, see http://www.chicagotribune.com/health/agentorange/chi-agent-orange4dec09,0,7839395.story -- 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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