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Agent Orange’s deadly legacy spreads to Japan

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Agent Orange’s deadly legacy spreads to Japan


The fallout from the US military’s use of Agent Orange may have spread from Vietnam to Japan. Massive caches of the toxic herbicide were buried on Futenma, “the world’s most dangerous base,” potentially poisoning the island, a Japanese daily reports.

­The US military presence has long been a point of contention for locals on the Japanese prefecture of Okinawa, a cluster of islands located some 400 miles south of Japan.


A slew of violent crimes committed over the last 40 years by US servicemen has led 85 per cent of locals to oppose the presence of American bases on Okinawa. However, the military’s most deadly mark on the islands may be a far less visible killer: Agent Orange..... MORE

SourceRT.com

URL: http://www.rt.com/news/agent-orange-buried-okinawa-932/

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