Environmental Protection Agency lacks the budget to proceed with herbicide
testing efforts outside Andersen Air Force Base as requested by Vice Speaker
Therese Terlaje in a Feb. 1 letter to agency administrator Walter Leon
in that letter, wanted to confirm if soil testing for TCDD dioxin – the toxic
component of the Agent Orange herbicide – would be conducted along the fuel
pipeline that runs from Sasa Valley Fuel Farm to Andersen Air Force Base.
suggested that soil testing for the presence of herbicides should be extended
to Naval Base Guam as well as civilian areas because the pipeline runs through