|From:||Lenny Siegel <LSiegel@cpeo.org>|
|Date:||Tue, 19 Apr 2011 17:34:22 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, HEALTH: Vieques (PR) legislation proposed|
Congressman Rothman Introduces Bill to Bring Justice to the People of
By Mel Fabrikant Paramus Post (NJ) April 19, 2011From 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."
... For the entire article, see http://www.paramuspost.com/article.php/20110419141824433 -- 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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