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‘US army dumped Agent Orange in South Korea’

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El ejército estadounidense ha enterrado sustancias tóxicas, incluido el agente naranja, en el territorio surcoreano, denunció la segunda semana de julio, la directora ejecutiva de “Korea Policy Institute” (KPI), Christine Ahn.

Christine Ahn, refiriéndose a las confesiones de los soldados que sirvieron en Corea del Sur, manifestó el lunes en una entrevista exclusiva concedida a Press TV, que el ejército norteamericano ha enterrado cientos de barriles del agente naranja en la base militar estadounidense “Camp Carroll”, ubicada en el sureste del país asiático.

Anunció que las investigaciones realizadas por los estadounidenses evidenciaron síntomas de contaminación en la tierra y en el agua en la mencionada región, lo que ha despertado una profunda preocupación entre la población civil en cuanto a los riesgos que conlleva la presencia militar norteamericana en Corea del Sur.

El agente naranja es una sustancia química que el ejército estadounidense utilizó de forma masiva en la Guerra de Vietnam, entre los años de 1964 y 1975. La aplicación de esta sustancia tóxica dejó terribles secuelas en la población vietnamita y en los propios soldados norteamericanos.

Christine Ahn, cuya sede institucional se encuentra en Los Ángeles, California, analiza las políticas de Washington hacia la nación asiática. Ella añadió que el caso ha planteado serias preguntas sobre la seguridad de los seres humanos.

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Desde las revelaciones hechas por ex soldados de EE.UU. que sirvieron en Corea respecto a que se enterró el agente naranja, un veneno defoliante, en una base de EE.UU. en Corea, las revelaciones relacionadas siguen surgiendo, haciendo de este tema la punta de un iceberg de un desastre ambiental potencialmente masivo. Las tropas de EE.UU. puede haber enterrado en secreto los tanques del agente naranja en varios lugares de la base Camp Carroll, y se habría rociado el producto químico en la zona desmilitarizada en la frontera con Corea del Norte para eliminar el follaje (la zona desmilitarizada se promociona como una reserva virgen, natural, intocada, pero eso puede sólo ser cierto en el lado norte, si los bosques de la zona sur han sido rociados con defoliantes). En una afrenta a los coreanos, se reveló que la dispersión del veneno naranja la efectuaron los mismos coreanos, con supervisión de las operaciones desde lejos de los soldados de EE.UU.

Since the revelations by former US soldiers stationed in Korea that they buried toxic defoliant Agent Orange in a US base in Korea, more and more related revelations are surfacing, making this issue a tip of an iceberg of potentially massive environmental disaster (the photo shows soil testing in the US base for possible contamination). US troops may have secretly buried the Agent Orange tanks in several base locations, and has sprayed the chemical over the DMZ near the border with North Korea to clear foliage (the Demilitarized Zone is touted as a pristine, undisturbed natural preserve, but that may be only true on the northern side as the southern side’s forests have been sprayed with defoliants). In an affront to Koreans, it was revealed that the actual spraying of the dangerous chemical was done by Koreans, with US soldiers monitoring and supervising the operations from far away.

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Aviones militares estadounidenses lanzando Agente Naranja en Vietnam

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archivo:Agent_Orange_Cropdusting.jpg

El Agente Naranja es una mezcla de dos herbicidas hormonales: el 2,4-D y el 2,4,5-T. Fue usado como defoliante por el ejército estadounidense en la Guerra de Vietnam. Ambos constituyentes del Agente Naranja tuvieron uso en la agricultura, principalmente el 2,4-D vendido actualmente en productos como el navigate.

Por cuestiones de negligencia y prisa por su utilización, durante la Guerra de Vietnam, fue producido con una purificación inadecuada, presentando contenidos elevados de un subproducto cancerígeno de la síntesis del 2,4,5-T: la dioxina tetraclorodibenzodioxina. Este residuo no se encuentra normalmente en los productos comerciales que incluyen estos dos ingredientes, pero marcó para siempre el nombre del Agente Naranja, cuyo uso dejó terribles secuelas en la población de aquel país y en los propios soldados estadounidenses: las secuelas se notan principalmente en los descendientes de los sujetos expuestos, que tienen grandes probabilidades de sufrir malformaciones.

‘US army dumped Agent Orange in South Korea’

The U.S. army has dumped chemical substances including Agent Orange in South Korea, says Christine Ahn, Executive Director of the Korea Policy Institute.

In an exclusive interview with Press TV’s U.S. Desk on Monday, Christine Ahn said that three U.S. soldiers had come out on Arizona TV news in May, confessing that they had buried hundreds of barrels of Agent Orange at camp Carroll, which is a U.S. military base in southeastern Korea.

The explosive news was followed by a major outcry from the South Korean public, said the Executive Director of the Korea Policy Institute.

According to her, investigations conducted by the U.S. showed signs of soil and water contamination in the area, raising concerns among the South Korean public about the hazards of the ongoing U.S. military presence in the country.

The In Focus columnist added that the case had also raised questions about human security versus national security and whether or not it was ok to contaminate people, soil or water at the cost of national security.

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U.S. military dumped Agent Orange at a base 200 miles southeast of Seoul.

South Korea and the United States have agreed to investigate a report that the U.S. military dumped Agent Orange at a base 200 miles southeast of Seoul. The investigation is set to begin next week.

South Korea has agreed to start a joint investigation with the United States into possible dumping of the chemical Agent Orange at Camp Carroll army base near Seoul.

[Yunsik Hong, Deputy Minister for National Agenda, PM Office]:
“Tomorrow, we will start collecting ground water samples around the Camp Carroll base for the first time, and our investigation within Camp Carroll will begin next week.”

A U.S. military official says ground-penetrating radar devices will be used in next week’s investigation.

South Korean activists have called for a transparent investigation over claims made that the chemical defoliant Agent Orange was buried at a U.S. army base Camp Carroll in 1970s.

Earlier this week the U.S. military said it discovered a study indicating the military buried chemicals and herbicides at the military base, 200 miles southeast of Seoul. But the study did not specifically identify Agent Orange.

The controversy erupted last week, when South Korean media reported that U.S. veterans had told U.S. television station KPHO-TV that they were ordered to dump the chemicals at Camp Carroll in the late 1970s.

After the U.S. veterans started talking about the buried toxic chemicals, a South Korean man insisted he buried the barrels containing Agent Orange into a hole in 1973 when he was working for the base as a forklift driver.

The issue could potentially rekindle anti-U.S. sentiment in the country.

 

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An independent California-based research institute says the US army has dumped hundreds of barrels of toxic chemicals, including Agent Orange, in South Korea.
In an interview with Press TV, the Korea Policy Institute (KPI) Executive Director Christine Ahn elaborated on the revelation and indicated rising popular calls in South Korea for a probe into the reports.

“Three months ago in May, three US soldiers came out on local TV news in Arizona, confessing that they had buried almost hundreds of barrels of Agent Orange at Camp Caroll, which is a US military base in the southeastern part of South Korea,” Ahn said.

“This is very explosive news and it sparked a major outcry from South Korean public for investigation into this,” she added.

The KPI official said investigations earlier conducted by the United States showed signs of soil and water contamination in the area, referring to a 1992 report by Woodward-Clyde and a report by Samsung C&T in 2004.

“Many potential sources of soil and groundwater contamination still exist at the base and the presence of contaminated groundwater has been documented,” the 1992 report said.

The Samsung report also confirmed soil samples from the base contained pesticides and dioxins — a byproduct of Agent Orange.

“Hazardous materials and waste, including solvents, petroleum oils and lubricants, pesticides, herbicides and other industrial chemicals have been used and stored onsite for over 40 years,” it said.

The findings, Ahn said, has raised concerns among the South Korean public about the hazards of the ongoing US military presence in the country.

She said South Koreans are now calling for a review of a security agreement between Seoul and Washington, under which the US soldiers cannot be held liable for the environmental contamination.

Agent Orange is a deadly herbicide used by the United States during the Vietnam War in the 1970s to strip trees of foliage and to deprive Vietnamese forces of cover and food.

The US military sprayed an estimated 10 million gallons of Agent Orange on forests and rice fields in Vietnam, where some three million people are said to have suffered the effects of wartime herbicides.

The US also used the carcinogenic chemical in Korea, along the de-militarized zone, to defoliate the forests and prevent North Koreans from crossing the border.

MRS/AKM

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Steve House on testimony of the dumping of Agent Orange at Camp Carroll South Korea.

www.myveteran.org/2011/05/agent-orange.html

In brief : U.S. admits to dumping Agent Orange in Korea

May 27, 2011 By Sunil Freeman

Community activists have begun ongoing protests in Korea after the U.S Eighth Army’s acknowledgement that it dumped deadly chemicals at Camp Carroll, near the U.S. embassy in Seoul in 1978.

The admission, which comes after decades of denial, was prompted by U.S. veterans who broke their silence to reveal that hundreds of 55-pound barrels of Agent Orange were buried at the base. The government had claimed the defoliant, which was used to devastating effect in the U.S. war on Vietnam, had been dumped at sea. Agent Orange contains dioxin and causes birth defects, cancers and other illnesses.

U.S. General John D. Johnson claimed to have discovered a 1992 report by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers confirming the soldiers’ allegations about the dumping. The U.S. and Korean governments have agreed to limit the investigation to Camp Carroll in spite of the fact that they had used Agent Orange near the demilitarized zone, raising concerns that dumping may have occurred at other U.S. bases. http://pslweb.org/liberationnews/news/us-admits-dumping-agent-orange.html

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