Alleged Chemical Burying In South Korea Under Investigation

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by Levi Newman on June 2, 2011

This past May, a veteran, and two of his fellow soldiers revealed that in the late 1970’s harmful chemicals, including Agent Orange, were buried in South Korea, often on U.S. Bases.  These three specifically pointed out Camp Carroll, which is still in use today.

Currently, tests are being conducted on the past site of Camp Mercer.  The South Korean Defense Ministry says they are taking soil and water samples from the area, and after the tests from this initial site are finished, they will determine how to best proceed with tests at over 80 more sites.  Most of these are former bases, and are no longer used by the U.S. Military.

Lt. Gen. John Johnson, the head of the Camp Carroll Task Force, has declared that if there is a health risk, it will be found, and will be fixed.  On Camp Carroll, investigations are being conducted jointly between the U.S. and South Korea.

Photo thanks to Tonny B Goood under creative common license on Flickr.

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Watcher of Freedom June 22, 2011 at 1:30 pm

This makes sense! Let the Army investigate what THEY did in Nam and other places. You can bet they will do a non biased investigation. This post was sarcastic but I say what I think.

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Audrey Beebe June 22, 2011 at 1:38 pm

Your point of view is completely understandable. I personally think that to counter U.S. investigations, the South Korean government will likely look very carefully. They stand to gain a *lot* of money in compensation for their citizens if they find anything, after all. Somewhere between the two, we’ll probably come up with the truth, if anything is buried.

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