|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 1 Dec 2011 12:35:51 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] HERBICIDES, GLOBAL: Agent Orange burials reported at former Hamby Air Field, Okinawa, Japan|
Agent Orange buried at beach strip? U.S. veteran fears toxin now beneath popular civilian area By JON MITCHELL Japan Times November 30, 3011Dozens of barrels of the toxic defoliant Agent Orange were buried in the late 1960s beneath what is now a busy neighborhood in the central Okinawa Island town of Chatan, near Araha Beach, according to a former U.S. soldier who has recently pinpointed the location thanks to a 1970 map of a U.S. base obtained by The Japan Times.
The alleged burial took place in 1969 when the area was part of the U.S. Hamby Air Field, but since its return to civilian use in 1981 the area has been redeveloped into a sightseeing area. Nearby today are restaurants, hotels and apartment buildings on a street running parallel to popular Araha Beach.
Recently there have been several other claims concerning the burial of Agent Orange within U.S. military installations in Okinawa, but this is the first time a site has been identified on civilian land, which may pave the way for independent environmental tests to be conducted.
... For the entire article, see http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111130a5.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 <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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