Saturday, August 27, 2011

Agent Orange Okinawa: Pentagon denies burying defoliant

The Pentagon has once again denied allegations that the U.S. military buried the highly toxic defoliant Agent Orange in Okinawa, the Foreign Ministry said.

"The U.S. Department of Defense said that it once again reviewed past records and found no documents confirming that the U.S. military stored or used defoliant in Okinawa before its reversion" to Japan, the ministry said in a statement late Friday.

But the ministry added that it is taking measures to learn "further details of the facts" from the U.S. government.
No information could be released, however, on what the Japanese government was still trying to confirm with the U.S., a Foreign Ministry official said.

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