|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 23 Jan 2014 20:22:59 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] GLOBAL, HERBICIDES: "Buried drums near Kadena [Okinawa, Japan] schools spark pollution fears|
Buried drums near Kadena schools spark pollution fears By Travis J. Tritten and Chiyomi Sumida Stars and Stripes January 23, 2014 CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa - The ongoing Japanese recovery of herbicide- and dioxin-tainted barrels just outside Kadena Air Base alarmed hundreds of residents this week who fear for the safety of children at adjacent on-base schools. After seven months of testing, Japan’s government has found no indication of wider soil or water contamination, and the Air Force has said base drinking water is safe. But those results were less than reassuring for Kadena residents, whose fears were fueled by dire warnings from an advocate for victims of herbicide contamination. They sought more information, rallied on Facebook and petitioned for a town hall meeting as word spread that drums with dioxin residue are buried within sight of the schools. … For the entire article, see http://www.stripes.com/news/buried-drums-near-kadena-schools-spark-pollution-fears-1.263491 -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope Street Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650-961-8918 or 650-969-1545 Fax: 650-961-8918 LSiegel@cpeo.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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