2004 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 11 Sep 2004 08:05:18 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Alaska Agent Orange?
Agent Orange search on hold 

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (AK)
September 10, 2004 

A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers investigation into a man's claim that he
buried six barrels of Agent Orange in Tok 30 years ago is on hold.

The corps, which had planned to go to Tok this summer and search for
signs of the barrels and determine if there was any contamination, has
not been able to get to the site. 

"Basically we've been unable to come to an agreement to come onto the
property," said Rich Jackson, project manager with the corps in Anchorage.

Jackson did not explain why access has been denied by John Terwilliger,
the owner. Terwilliger did not return the News-Miner's phone calls 

The property now houses Nugget Construction, Terwilliger's business, but
was once part of the White Alice Communication System 30 years ago.
White Alice was a military communications system  in the 1950s that
linked data from aircraft and missile early warning systems to the North
American Aerospace Defense Command. There were 49 White Alice sites in


for the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
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