|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 27 May 2011 16:08:49 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] HEALTH, HERBICIDES: C-123 Spray Birds|
Ailing reservists blame postwar 'spray bird' missions By TOM PHILPOTT Stars and Stripes May 26, 2011In a complaint to the Air Force inspector general, a retired officer alleges health officials have known since at least 1994 of Agent Orange contamination aboard C-123 aircraft flown by reserve squadrons for a decade after the Vietnam War, and failed to warn personnel of the health risks.
After the Air Force stopped using UC-123K Provider aircraft to spray herbicide on the jungles of Vietnam, some of those aircraft, their spray tanks removed, were reassigned in 1972 to new missions at three stateside bases.
For the next decade Air Force reservists flew and maintained them. Last month one of the post-war crewmen, disabled retiree Maj. Wesley T. Carter, 64, of McMinnville, Ore., had a heart attack requiring surgery, and also learned that he has prostate cancer.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.stripes.com/news/ailing-reservists-blame-postwar-spray- bird-missions-1.144727
-- 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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