|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 29 Sep 2015 21:03:30 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] GLOBAL: "FOIA documents reveal hot spots, fish kills and toxic dumps on Okinawa [Japan] military base"|
FOIA documents reveal hot spots, fish kills and toxic dumps on Okinawa military base by Jon Mitchell Japan Times September 29, 2015 Following an 18-month scuffle under the Freedom of Information Act, the Pentagon has released records detailing serious contamination on Okinawa base land slated soon for return to civilian use. The FOIA release is believed to be the first time such comprehensive records regarding U.S. military contamination in Japan have been made public. The 82-page package, which includes reports and memoranda from the U.S. Army, Navy and Marine Corps, reveals mass deaths of sea life, burials of toxic chemicals and the possible exposure of base workers at U.S. Marine Corps Camp Kinser in Urasoe, Okinawa Prefecture. The documents also highlight the frustrations of the U.S. military as it struggles to tackle contamination in the face of previous inept cleanups and bureaucratic obstacles. … For the entire artticle, se http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/09/29/national/foia-documents-reveal-hot-spots-fish-kills-toxic-dumps-okinawa-military-base/#.Vgs4rc6fObh -- 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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