|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 9 Sep 2011 19:26:13 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] GLOBAL, HERBICIDES: Koreans find Agent Orange traces at Camp Carroll|
Traces of defoliant found at U.S. military camp in S. Korea Yonhap News (S. Korea) September 9, 2011CHILGOK, South Korea -- A modest amount of a defoliant component has been detected in and around a U.S. military camp in South Korea where several retired American soldiers said they dumped drums of the toxic chemical decades ago, a joint investigation team said Friday.
The team of local and U.S. specialists has measured levels of potential toxic chemical contamination in soil and groundwater in and around Camp Carroll in Chilgok, some 300 kilometers southeast of Seoul, after three United States Forces Korea (USFK) veterans revealed in May that they helped bury hundreds of drums containing chemicals presumed to be the cancer-causing defoliant Agent Orange in 1978.
This marks the team's first extraction of a defoliant component from Camp Carroll's groundwater, which shows that allegations of the defoliant burial may be true.
... For the entire article, seehttp://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/ 2011/09/09/58/0301000000AEN20110909006600315F.HTML
See also http://www.koreaherald.com/national/Detail.jsp? newsMLId=20110909000784
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