2014 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2014 19:21:44 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] GLOBAL: "Japan to inspect soil at U.S. base in Okinawa for contamination"
Japan to inspect soil at U.S. base in Okinawa for contamination

Kyodo News International
Global Post
March 14, 2014

Japan will conduct environmental studies next week on soil at a U.S. military base in Okinawa Prefecture where dozens of metal drums were found abandoned, Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said Friday.

"We will take appropriate measures in cooperation with the United States and the city of Ginowan," which hosts part of the Marine Corps' Camp Foster, Onodera told a press conference.

Under the status of forces agreement, Japan cannot enter U.S. military bases to conduct environmental studies without permission.

It is rare for the United States to allow such an environmental inspection within U.S. bases not planned for return to Japan.


For the entire article, see
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/ 140314/japan-inspect-soil-at-us-base-okinawa-contamination


Lenny Siegel
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