|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 19 Oct 1994 13:39:00 -0700 (PDT)|
PHILIPPINES SUPPORT On September 24 in Washington, DC, representatives from several regions of the U.S. formed the U.S. Working Group for Philippines Bases Cleanup. Much of the meeting focused on President Clinton's upcoming November 12 visit to the Philippines as well as planned Philippine Senatorial hearings. The group wrote the following draft mission statement: As members of the U.S. Working Group for Philippine Bases Cleanup, our task is to work toward environmental restoration of the Philippine land and water areas formerly used by the U.S. military. The toxic and radioactive contamination at the former bases is an important and substantial threat to both the environment and human health. In order to work effectively toward the cleanup of the bases, we: * believe that the U.S. government has a responsibility to address the environmental legacy of the former bases in the Philippines; * wish to work in partnership with the Philippine people whose lives and livelihoods are threatened by the environmental contamination at the bases; * and, are dedicated to addressing the cleanup challenge in a manner that betters the economic well-being of the affected people.
Prev by Date: RADIATION|
Next by Date: MUNITIONS
Prev by Thread: RADIATION|
Next by Thread: Re: FOREIGN BASES