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Friday, July 8, 2011

Agent Orange Korea: Joint team says metallic substances discovered under U.S. camp

Joint team says metallic substances discovered under U.S. camp

A joint South Korea-U.S. investigation team confirmed on Friday that it has detected what could be metallic drums buried under a U.S. military base where containers of toxic defoliant were allegedly dumped decades ago.

Announcing results of an interim probe, the team said it detected unidentified metal objects beneath a helipad located at Camp Carroll in Chilgok, some 300 kilometers southeast of Seoul.

The finding of what the team said could be drums is important because it matches allegations raised in May by some retired American soldiers that they were ordered to help bury a bunch of drums containing the toxic defoliant Agent Orange while they served military terms here in the late 1970's.


Image compliments of Rich Preston, Vietnam veteran

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