2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2009 09:53:31 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] HEALTH, MUNITIONS: Vieques health review
US to review contested study that found no adverse effects of military exercises in Vieques

Associated Press
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
August 13, 2009

VIEQUES, Puerto Rico (AP) - U.S. authorities have begun a review of a five-year study that found no ill effects caused by decades of military exercises on the tiny island of Vieques.

The executive director of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry met with residents late Wednesday and pledged to revisit the agency's findings. Howard Frumkin said officials would correct data and investigate further if needed.

"If there is anything more we can do, it will be done," he said.

Frumkin's visit to Puerto Rico marks the start of the review of a study that came under fire in congressional hearings earlier this year.


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