|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 24 Mar 2014 06:13:45 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] GLOBAL: "PCBs and Agent Orange at Kadena Air Base, " Okinawa, Japan|
Military Contamination on Okinawa: PCBs and Agent Orange at Kadena Air Base by Jon Mitchell Asia-Pacific Journal March 24, 2014. In January, U.S. service members and their families stationed on Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, rallied together to demand an investigation into a dioxin dumpsite located near two Department of Defense schools.1 For decades, Kadena Air Base has been the largest US Air Force (USAF) installation in the Pacific region - and this dioxin usage has taken its toll on the health of the land, nearby residents and on-base service members. The Pentagon is notoriously secretive as far as military pollution on Okinawa is concerned2 - it allows neither the Japanese government nor Okinawa officials to conduct environmental checks on its installations - but now two U.S. government documents offer a glimpse behind the wire. … For the entire article, see http://japanfocus.org/-Jon-Mitchell/4096 -- 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 LSiegel@cpeo.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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