|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 4 Aug 2011 15:42:30 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] HERBICIDES, GLOBAL: "No Agent Orange found at former U.S. base in Bucheon, " South Korea|
No Agent Orange found at former U.S. base in Bucheon Korea Herald Song Sang-ho 2011-08-04 19:33A joint investigation team said Thursday that no traces of Agent Orange were found at a former U.S. base in Bucheon, Gyeonggi Province, where toxic chemicals were allegedly dumped in the 1960s, officials said Thursday.
The team comprised of civil, government and military officials reached the conclusion after analyzing soil samples they took from 14 spots inside the base called Camp Mercer. An engineer unit under Korean Army’s Capital Corps currently uses the site.
"After the analysis in light of the 21 contamination criteria was carried out, there were no soil samples showing signs of contamination that exceed the minimum contamination level applied to defense and military facilities," Lee Sang-hoon, environment engineering professor at the Catholic University who has led the team.
... For the entire article, see http://www.koreaherald.com/national/Detail.jsp?newsMLId=20110804000523 -- 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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