|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:16:32 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] GLOBAL: "Environmental Contamination at US Marine Corps Bases on Okinawa" (Japan)|
Environmental Contamination at US Marine Corps Bases on Okinawa By Jon Mitchell Asia-Pacific Journal February 19, 2017 Since 2002, at least 270 environmental accidents on U.S. Marine Corps bases on Okinawa have contaminated land and local waterways but, until now, almost none of these incidents has been made public. U.S. Marine internal reports highlight serious flaws in training and suggest that the lessons of past accidents have not been effectively implemented. Moreover, recent USMC guidelines order service members not to inform Japanese authorities of accidents deemed "politically sensitive", raising concerns that many incidents may have gone unreported. Catalogued in 403 pages of USMC handbooks and reports obtained under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, the accidents occurred on three of the USMC's most important installations on Okinawa: MCAS Futenma, Camp Hansen and Camp Schwab. The earliest report is dated June 2002 and the most recent June 2016. ... For the entire article, see http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/39501-environmental-contamination-at-us-marine-corps-bases-on-okinawa -- 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 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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