|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Tue, 28 Jan 2014 19:25:48 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] HERBICIDES, GLOBAl: "More drums dug up near Kadena [Okinzwa, Japan] schools amid pollution scare"|
More drums dug up near Kadena schools amid pollution scare By Travis J. Tritten and Chiyomi Sumida Stars and Stripes January 27, 2014OKINAWA CITY, Okinawa - The Japan Ministry of Defense on Tuesday began unearthing at least 11 more containers from a soccer field adjacent to Kadena Air Base schools where 22 buried dioxin- and herbicide-tainted drums were discovered last summer.
The ministry will test to determine whether the additional drums also contain traces of pollutants.
Ministry officials also said they hope to confirm the origin of the herbicide of the original drums following public speculation that it could be proof of Agent Orange, an infamous Vietnam-era tactical defoliant the United States has repeatedly said was never present on Okinawa.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/okinawa/more-drums-dug-up-near- kadena-schools-amid-pollution-scare-1.264344
-- 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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