Monday, June 27, 2011

Dioxin traces seen at Carroll in 2004
mall traces of dioxins were detected at two areas inside Camp Carroll in Chilgok, North Gyeongsang, in 2004, according to a report disclosed by U.S. Forces Korea yesterday.

The 2004 report, written by a local military contractor, showed that dioxins and other harmful chemical materials were detected in the base’s Area 41 and Area D, two of the three areas where U.S. veterans claimed drums of Agent Orange defoliants were buried in 1978.

The third site mentioned by veterans, near a helipad, was not a subject of the 2004 report.

Korea and the U.S. are now conducting a joint investigation.

The report, written by Samsung C&T Corporation, said 1.7 parts per trillion of dioxins were detected in a soil sample from Area 41, and 0.753 parts per trillion were detected in a soil sample from Area D.


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