|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 17 Aug 2011 05:47:26 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] VOCs, HEALTH, GLOBAL: Leukemia near Camp Carroll (S. Korea)|
[The contaminants of primary concern at Camp Carroll may turn out to
be chlorinated solvents, not Agent Orange. - LS]
Leukemia Strikes Near Contaminated U.S. Base Chosunilbo (South Korea) August 17, 2011Two teenagers who live near a U.S. military base in Korea are suffering from leukemia and two other locals died of the disease in their 20s about 10 years ago, a member of a civilian fact-finding team said on Tuesday.
Some U.S. veterans recently revealed that the U.S. Forces Korea base of Camp Carroll in Chilgok, North Gyeongsang Province was one of the sites used as a dump for hazardous and toxic materials, including the lethal defoliant Agent Orange between 1977 and 1982.
The government plans to investigate whether contaminated groundwater from the camp caused the disease.
A member of the team who conducted health tests on residents near Camp Carroll said, "The groundwater that locals have long been drinking is contaminated with leukemia-causing chemicals such as tetrachloroethylene [also known as perchloroethene or PCE] and trichloroethylene or TCE. We need to investigate if they contracted leukemia due to the chemicals from the U.S. base."
... For the entire article, seehttp://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/ 2011/08/17/2011081701175.html
-- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope Street, 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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