Thursday, October 25, 2018

Guam - Oversight hearing on Oct. 31, more Agent Orange soil sampling

A legislative oversight hearing on Agent Orange-related concerns is set for Oct. 31, while soil sampling outside of Andersen Air Force Base to detect any traces of the herbicide may begin in November.
The Department of Defense denies Agent Orange was ever used outside of Vietnam and Thailand during the Vietnam War.
But several veterans have come forward with claims of exposure outside of these areas, including on Guam.
The veterans, some of whom formed the group called Agent Orange Survivors of Guam, have been seeking medical attention for major health problems they said are linked to their exposure to Agent Orange, including different types of cancer.

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