“I was stunned,” Noguni said. “But when you see what had happened on Camp Lester, it is something that is very highly likely.”
A local mayor is urging the Japanese government to investigate whether the U.S. buried dozens of barrels of Agent Orange during the Vietnam War at a former U.S. base that was returned to the town three decades ago.
It was the second time this summer that the U.S. military in Asia has been accused of burying Agent Orange on its bases.
Despite the denials by both the U.S. and Japanese governments, allegations that the defoliant was buried in the area have caused alarm, the Chatan mayor said.