|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:58:33 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] GLOBAL: Editorial about Kadena Air Base pollution, Okinawa, Japan|
Pollution from Kadena reminds us that there is no choice but to revise the SOFA Editorial Ryukyu Shimpo (Okinawa, Japan) April 19, 2016 The severity of environmental pollution from U.S. military bases in Okinawa, and the deep secrecy with which this is handled, have been illuminated once again. Okinawan citizens’ stress from the concerns connected to bearing an overlarge share of the bases makes this an even more disorderly situation. Chemical substance control within U.S. base compounds is in chaos. Stricter compliance to U.S. base regulations and systematic implementation in terms of toxic substance control when contamination occurs should be strongly encouraged. Moreover, it is essential that the U.S.-Japan Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) be revised, and the privileged status the U.S. Armed Forces receive from it be curtailed. … For the entire article, see http://english.ryukyushimpo.jp/2016/04/25/24918/ -- 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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