|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 15 Jan 2020 16:27:36 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] VETERANS, GLOBAL: "Congress to investigate veteran cancers at toxic Uzbek base where 'black goo' oozed"|
Congress to investigate veteran cancers at toxic Uzbek base where ‘black goo’ oozed BY TARA COPP McClatchy Washington Bureau (DC) JANUARY 14, 2020 WASHINGTON - A key House national security panel has asked the Pentagon and Department of Veterans Affairs to turn over documents on the toxic conditions at an Uzbekistan base used by the U.S. military shortly after the 9/11 attacks, after a McClatchy investigation reported that service members who were deployed there are now facing cancer or other chronic illnesses. In December, McClatchy exclusively reported on special operations forces who were sent to Karshi-Khanabad, Uzbekistan, known as “K2,” in the weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks who have now came forward with concerns about the many cancer diagnoses in their community. The Pentagon knew the former Soviet base was contaminated by radiation from depleted uranium from weapons the Soviet and Uzbek militaries had housed there, as well as chemical weapons contamination and fuel and solvents that oozed “black goo” from the ground, according to classified and unclassified documents obtained by McClatchy. … For the entire article, see https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/national-security/article239273388.html -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight A project of the Pacific Studies Center LSiegel@cpeo.org P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 Voice/Fax: 650-961-8918 http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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