|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:11:48 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] GLOBAL: "U.S. Military Parents on Okinawa [Japan] Demand Truth About Toxic Contamination Near Base Schools"|
U.S. Military Parents on Okinawa Demand Truth About Toxic
Contamination Near Base Schools
Jon Mitchell Japan Focus February 23, 2014On Okinawa, U.S. military service members and their families are demanding answers from the Pentagon about a chemical dumpsite located adjacent to two Department of Defense schools.
Last summer, dangerous levels of dioxin were discovered near Kadena Air Base, but only recently did many Americans stationed on the island learn of the contamination.1 Parents whose children attend the potentially-poisoned facilities claim base officials failed to inform them of the risks and, for almost six months, they did not investigate whether the pollution extended onto their schools’ land.
Now many are accusing the military authorities of endangering their children’s health. In addition, a growing number of parents affiliated with the base believe their children’s serious illnesses may have been caused by dioxin exposure.
... For the entire article, see http://japanfocus.org/events/view/210 -- 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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