2011 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <LSiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2011 17:34:22 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, HEALTH: Vieques (PR) legislation proposed
Congressman Rothman Introduces Bill to Bring Justice to the People of Vieques

By Mel Fabrikant
Paramus Post (NJ)
April 19, 2011

From 1941-2003, the Navy tested nearly every kind of munitions employed by the U.S. military, dropping millions of pounds of ordnance on Vieques

Today, Congressman Steve Rothman (D-NJ) is proud to introduce the Vieques Recovery and Development Act of 2011.

"The U.S. government must address the serious and disabling health care problems affecting the people of Vieques and this bill is the first step. These health issues were caused by more than 62 years of the U.S. bombing that island with military ordinance, which, our own government has acknowledged, created a federal superfund site that contains dozens of extremely dangerous, toxic and harmful poisons," said Congressman Rothman. "The injustice toward the people of Vieques, Puerto Rico must end. The time for the U.S. government to right this wrong is long overdue."


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Lenny Siegel
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