|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 6 Jan 2012 14:34:25 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] HERBICIDES, GLOBAL: "U.S. spent more than $3 million on Agent Orange claim [in South Korea], found nothing"|
U.S. spent more than $3 million on Agent Orange claim, found nothing By ASHLEY ROWLAND Stars and Stripes January 6, 2012SEOUL - The U.S. military spent between $3 million and $4 million last year investigating a former soldier’s claims that he helped bury Agent Orange at a base in South Korea more than three decades ago. But after eight months of intensive research - from high-tech soil and water sampling and interviews of nearly 200 people in the U.S. and South Korea - a team of U.S. and South Korean experts found no evidence of the Vietnam-era defoliant.
Despite the high price tag of the investigation, U.S. military officials say the effort was necessary and served a critical purpose: proving that regardless of what might have happened in the ‘70s, the area around Camp Carroll is now safe.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.stripes.com/news/u-s-spent-more-than-3-million-on-agent- orange-claim-found-nothing-1.165251
-- 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 <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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