2012 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2012 11:46:44 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] HERBICIDES, GLOBAL: Old soldier says herbicides buried in South Korea
Old soldier accepts one last mission

Mike Connell
Port Huron Times Herald
January 22, 2012

CLAY TWP. -- Steve House didn't intend to go to war with the U.S. Army, but the way he sees it, he wasn't given a choice.

"They poked a wounded bear," he says.
House, 55, who lives near Algonac, contends the Army disposed of Agent Orange, Agent Blue, Urox 22, Lindane and other very, very nasty chemicals in a toxic dump at Camp Carroll in South Korea.

How does he know this? In the summer of 1978, as a heavy equipment operator with the 802nd Engineer Battalion, he says he buried hundreds of chemical drums in a ditch the size of a city block.


THE PENTAGON says it spent $3 million to $4 million last year to investigate the claims. It also says it could find no evidence of toxic chemicals at the location pinpointed by House.


For the entire article, see
http://www.thetimesherald.com/article/20120122/OPINION02/201220315/ Mike-Connell-Old-soldier-accepts-one-last-mission?odyssey=mod% 7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE%7Cp


Lenny Siegel
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a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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