2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2010 14:36:36 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] HERBICIDES: Ft. Detrick (MD) Agent Orange

Army tested 17 pounds of Agent Orange chemical on sections of Fort Detrick

By Megan Eckstein
Frederick News-Post (MD)
November 18, 2010

The Army sprayed about 17 pounds of a main Agent Orange ingredient on sections of Fort Detrick between 1944 and 1968, an official announced at a meeting Wednesday night.

Randal Curtis, program manager for the St. Louis district of the Army Corps of Engineers, presented the preliminary Archives Search Report to the Fort Detrick Restoration Advisory Board. The findings were based on technical reports, standard operating procedures, lab notes, maps and photos uncovered in archive and records locations around the country. Curtis' office was tasked with sifting through these documents for any information on 2,4,5-T, one of two main ingredients in Agent Orange.

According to the preliminary report, Fort Detrick was the headquarters of the Chemical Warfare Service's special projects division during and after World War II, making it a hub for offensive and defensive biological research and development. 2,4,5-T was tested at Fort Detrick in three main time periods: 1944-1951, 1953 and 1961-1963.


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