Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Dioxins unearthed at U.S. base in Okinawa stir furor

Compliments of Agent Orange Okinawa

"In our small organization of otherwise healthy young people, an unbelievable rate of cancers exists. Multiple breast cancers, brain cancer, brain tumors," said the service member, who did not want his name used.

"Many children living on the air base have developed childhood cancers, tumors, and other diseases," he said.

On Jan. 28, the Kadena commander held a meeting with military parents to assure them that their children's schools at the base were safe from dioxin contamination. The meeting came as a growing number of parents affiliated with the base expressed anger that they had not been notified of the problem promptly, and said their children's serious illnesses may have been caused by dioxin exposure, or voiced fears about the likelihood of future illnesses. A Facebook group called "Bob Hope/AEIS - Protect Our Kids" currently has more than 830 member
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