|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Fri, 6 Feb 2015 23:37:24 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] HERBICIDES: "Senators Seek Compensation for Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange in the U.S."|
Senators Seek Compensation for Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange in the U.S. VA Typically Provides Coverage for Vets Who Served in Vietnam By Ben Kesling Wall Street Journal February 5, 2015 Thousands of veterans likely exposed to Agent Orange during stateside service gained new momentum Wednesday in a yearslong fight for benefits and compensation after a group of senators highlighted the issue in a query to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Six senators, including the top-ranking Democrat on the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, sent an open letter to VA secretary Robert McDonald asking for compensation for as many as 2,100 veterans who served on Agent Orange-contaminated aircraft in the years following the Vietnam War. The veterans served on C-123 cargo aircraft that had been used to spray toxic defoliants in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. The aircraft had been repurposed after the war and sent stateside for service. … For the entire article, see http://www.wsj.com/articles/senators-seek-compensation-for-veterans-exposed-to-agent-orange-in-the-u-s-1423174853 -- 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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