|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sat, 9 Apr 2016 20:58:19 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] GLOBAL: "Contamination: Kadena Air Base’s dirty secret," Okinawa, Japan|
Contamination: Kadena Air Base’s dirty secret For the first time, documents released under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act reveal extensive pollution on an active American base in Japan. BY JON MITCHELL JAPAN TIMES April 9, 2016 Located in the center of Okinawa island, Kadena Air Base is the largest U.S. Air Force installation in Asia. Equipped with two 3.7-kilometer runways and thousands of hangars, homes and workshops, the base and its adjoining arsenal sprawl across 46 square kilometers. More than 20,000 American service members, contractors and their families live or work on the base alongside 3,000 Japanese employees. Kadena Air Base hosts the biggest combat wing in the U.S. Air Force — the 18th Wing — and, during the past seven decades, the installation has served as an important launchpad for wars in Korea, Vietnam and Iraq. … For the entire article, see http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/04/09/national/contamination-kadena-air-bases-dirty-secret/ -- 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 <firstname.lastname@example.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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