|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 21 Jul 2011 16:55:31 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] GLOBAL, HERBICIDES: No buried drums found at Camp Carroll, South Korea|
Joint probe team fails to find metal drums under Camp Carroll's helipad Yonhap News Agency (S. Korea) July 20, 2011SEOUL - A South Korea-U.S. joint team failed to find any signs of metal drums under the helipad of a U.S. military base in southeastern South Korea, officials said Wednesday, casting doubts over allegations that a toxic defoliant was buried there in the 1970s.
The latest finding came after the same joint team said earlier this month that through a geophysical survey they had detected what could be metallic materials buried under the heliport located at Camp Carroll in Chilgok, some 300 kilometers southeast of Seoul.
The joint team began its investigation in early June after three retired United States Forces Korea veterans revealed in a May media interview that in 1978 they helped bury hundreds of drums containing chemicals suspected to be the cancer-causing defoliant Agent Orange.
In its latest examination, the joint investigation team cored 40 spots of the helipad in order to secure soil samples for toxic chemical tests, and in the process, no signs of metallic drums were detected, the government officials said.
... For the entire article, seehttp://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/ 2011/07/20/57/0301000000AEN20110720008900315F.HTML
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