Sunday, March 21, 2010

Where Was Agent Orange Used?

LOCATIONS OF HERBICIDE USE
Listing of the use, testing or storage of Agent Orange, Agent Blue, Agent
Purple, Agent White or other herbicides which contain dioxin.
* Aberdeen Proving Ground (Aberdeen, Maryland)
* Apalachicola National Forest (Sophoppy, Florida)
* Avon Air Force Base, Florida
* Beaumont, Texas
* Brawley, California
* Bushnell Army Air Field, Florida
* Camp Detrick, Maryland
* Dar and Prek Clong, Cambodia
* Eglin Air Force Base, Florida
* Fort Gordon, Georgia
* Fort Richie, Maryland
* Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
* Guanica, and Joyuda, Puerto Rico
* Gulfport, Mississippi
* Huntington County (State College, Pennsylvania)
* Jacksonville, Florida
* Kauai, Hawaii
* Kingston, Rhode Island
* Kompong Cham Province, Cambodia
* Laos
* Las Marias, Puerto Rico
* Las Mesas Cerros and La Jugua (Mayaguez, Puerto Rico)
* Loquillo, Puerto Rico
* Mauna Loa, Hilo, Hawaii
* Operation PACER HO (Disposal At Sea)
* Pinal Mountains (Globe, Arizona)
* Pranburi and other locations in Thailand
* Prosser, Washington
* Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
* Wayside and Wilcox, Mississippi

[Source: Congressman Evans News Release 9 May 2003;
POC: Mary Ellen McCarthy Tel (202) 225-9756]

25 comments:

  1. I've heard that it was used in Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico, which is close to Las Marias.

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  2. you left out Naval Magazine Guam, it has since closed and is on a superfund for clean up

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  3. Left out Johnston Island wherwe the AO was moved to in Apr 1972 from Vietnam, Guam and other locations.

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  4. How about listing South Vietnam, all of it!

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  5. Why will no one demand that the VA bring back the muscle biopsy to determine if a vet was exposed to dioxin? The muscle biopsy will determine if indeed the toxin is still lurking. Why is there NO research on this in the VA?

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  6. Did Tennessee Valley Authority use Agent Orange to clear their right of ways? I used to work for TVA and rumor was that they used it at the time that it was used in Vietnam. My son died of ALS and he worked clearing brush on the right of ways one summer.

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    1. I had an uncle who worked for the TVA and he cut his leg while spraying with agent orange and died of Ca. do you know if his wife can get financial help

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  7. Add Okinawa to this list.

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  8. I am a Viet-Nam veteran. It was also sprayed at Barrio Calabazas San Sebastian,PR. Also at the Guajataka Reservation, San Sebastian,PR where the Boy`s Scouts Camp is located. Two or three years later, 1964-65 San Sebastian had the highest percentage of cancer cases in Puerto Rico. Higher tha Vieques and Culebra.As a matter of fact this two small islands are not mentioned in the list and puertorricans know IT WAS sprayed there. And the Rio Grande, PR place they mention they SHOULD say it was at EL YUNQUE!!!!!!!Why do you think that the native parrots disappeared all of a sudden from the BIGGEST tropical Rain Forest in the islands????That means they are still "covering up" the TRUTH!!!!LET IT BE KNOWN TO THE CONGRESSMEN AND THE PUBLIC.

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  9. I will be watchful!If I need your approval to post a commentary of the use of Agent Orange all over the island of Puerto Rico at the very beginning 1960-1963 then you are not a trusted place to post ANYTHING!

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  10. Cotton`s owner used agent orange throught Mississippi in the 60`s to make leaves fall of cotton`s plants

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  11. What about civilians? I was poisoned on Kauai when I was 14-16. Now I'm 59. Been deathly ill all these years.

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  12. was on ft gordon as a kid in 1967 along with mother and five other brother and sisters. mother died 16 years later in 1983 of IHD today I have three of the sickness plus a paid vacation in vietnam. the real american dream

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  13. 1967 in Korea 2-3:00 in the morning ouside our barricks windows i woke up and someone spraying outside the windows you could see the mist come in and everyone was mumbleling in their sleep. A follow G.I. woke up. His nic name was Bear.

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  14. With all the cancer rates in Vieques and documented cases of herbicides residual in the soil, how did it get there if it was not used on the island. Anyone else got any info on this. Bif cover up by govt.

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  15. It was dump over sections of "El Yunque" forest and near by areas where there was no population. However, the said contaminant got into the waters of the river "Espiritu Santo" there in Rio Grande,PR Puerto Rico is highly contaminated with the Agent Orange as it was one of the most dumping sites used for testing.

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  16. There were reports of it being used in California around Fort Ord/Presidio of Monterey to get rid of the icicle plants on the ranges and along the coast, but I've never seen any documentation.

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  17. STRANGE BUT TRUE;
    FORT GORDON IS LISTED...I TOOK MP TRAINNING IN 1971...
    WHEN I RETURNED HOME I WAS SOMEHOW ILL FROM THE NERVES...

    GUANICA,PR IS LISTED....IS MY HOMETOWN...STILL LIVE THERE...
    LAS MESAS IS LISTED...IS AN AREA OF MAYAGUEZ PR...I LIVE IN MAYAGUEZ WHILE I WAS A COLLEGE STUDENT WAY BACK FROM 1967-1975...IN BETWEEN I WAS DRAFTED...
    I WONDER IF VIEQUES PR IS LISTED...I WAS THERE FOR A TRAINING IN 1971...I BECAME SICK WHILE THERE...

    IF THAT MEANS THAT I WAS SOMEHOW SURROUNDED BY AGENT ORANGE?????


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  18. I WAS THERE IN 1970 FOR MP TRAINING i now have stage 4 prostrate cancer

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  19. In 1969 I took Basic Training in Ft. Gordon, Also in 1969 I was at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Then went to Nam in June of 69. They also sprayed it in Ft. Hood, Texas And I was there after I got out of the Hospital in Ft. Gordon, Ga. From being Med. from Nam. But they don't tell you that it can make you sterile. My lifes dream was always have a young one of my own. But it never happened. I got tested in 1973, That's when the Doc. told me that I was sterile. I wasent that way before I went in the Army. WHAT HAPPENED????

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    1. My husband was at Fort Hood 71/72/73, He has parkinsons disease/thyroid tumor removed/diabeties/ neuropathy in legs and feet/chronic anxiety/panic disorder/ biopolar and prostrate cancer. Have 2 daughters, 1 has endoctrine issues,causing multiple miscarriages, the other daughter has been diagnoised with melanoma (not a sun bather nor tanning bed). All these I have read could be caused by agent orange. But my husband did not go to NAM but was out in the field at Fort Hood around all the artilery equipment which had been brought back from NAM. So where do we go from here?

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  20. I was at ft.gordon in '71 and have been under the knife 3 times for various cancers, type II diabetic, skin like paper, neuropathy in both
    legs, chronic anxiety, panic disorders, ptsd, hypertension just to name a few, along with a face like a horror movie, chlorlacne, and am
    due for cancer surgery Oct 10th, again... maybe I'll make enough noise that Senator Vitter will listen to my attorney and his crew

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  21. Dr frank h wadsworth ,with a degree in forestry,supposed to be the guardian,the protector of all tropical forests,private and federal,didnt have the balls to stand up against washigton us dept.of agriculture and say,HHEYY,YOU ARENOT GOING TO SPRAY MONSANTOS AGENT ORANGE OVER OUR FORESTS,THAT MEANT,EL YUNQUE,SABANA,LUQILLO,EL VERDE,TORO NEGRO AND PRIVATE ADYACENT FORESTS.HE BOWED LIKE PALM TREE DURING A STORM.NOW,many years later,he denies tha that agents orange,blue etc.this murderous act against OUR LAUREL SABINO,TABONUCO AND YAGRUMO ETC. ETC.ALSO, OUR WILD PARROTS,WILD PIGEONS,CALLED,PALOMA TURCA.,NOT excluding thosands of smaller birds.THE WATERSHED,INCLUDIING,SONADORA,ESPIRITU SANTO,RIO GRANDE DE LOISA,ALL THESE DIOXINS AND THE RAINBOW AGENTS,CONTAMINATED OR KILLED THE FISH.WHAT DO YOU SAY ABOUT THIS,DON PANCHO WADSWORTH??????? EL VOCERO NEWSPAPER,TREATS HIM LIKE A HERO,PROTECTOR DE NUESTROS BOSQUES BLA BLA BLA.SINCE THE SPRAYING OF OUR FORESTS,,DON PANCHO WADSWORTH HAS BEEN ON DENIAL.LIKE ANOTHER FOREST RANGER CALLED JOSE,WHO HELPED THE DR. GET HIS THESIS ON FOREST TREES OF PUERTO RICO.JOSE ASKED HIM ONE TIME,ALL THE SPRAYING AND KILLING OF TREES? WHO GIVES THE ORDERS? HIS ANSWER, WASHIGTON GIVES THE ORDERS.

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  22. I handled barrels of Agents Orange, Blue, White, Purple and Green on Roosevelt Roads Naval Base in Puero Rico in 1976.

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    1. I was stationed at Roosevelt Roads in the late 80's and worked at Ground Electronics. Do you remember where the barrels were stored?

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