|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Tue, 3 Aug 2010 14:03:20 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] HERBICIDES, HEALTH: Ft. Detrick (MD) searches records for Agent Orange releases|
Detrick searching records for local Agent Orange use By Megan Eckstein Frederick News Post (MD) August 3, 2010Fort Detrick officials are searching government documents to determine the extent of its past use of Agent Orange in Frederick fields.
Army officials know Fort Detrick scientists tested Agent Orange and other similar defoliants used in large quantities in Vietnam, which have since been shown to cause cancers and other diseases. Fort Detrick spokesman Rob Sperling said researchers mostly tested small quantities of the herbicides on batches of plants in greenhouses.
But some testing was done outdoors at Area B, a 399-acre parcel between Shookstown Road and Kemp Lane -- and that has current and former residents concerned.
... For the entire article, see http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/news/display.htm?StoryID=108103See also http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/news/displayBreaking.htm?StoryID=108090
-- 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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