Her death became a symbol in the battle against the military presence on the island. Depleted uranium. In addition to the toxic materials that the Navy had been dropping on Vieques since the 1940s, in 1999 the Navy accidentally fired depleted uranium bullets ("DU"). The Navy admitted to firing just 263 rounds of depleted uranium bullets.

He wonders whether PFAS exposure through drinking water or other means have contributed to his wife’s seven miscarriages and other reproductive problems in his family. In order to get his military.

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Nearly five decades after the program ended, its legacy lies in the millions of veterans and Vietnamese residents who have suffered severe health problems from exposure to Agent Orange and other dangerous herbicides that the military used in Vietnam.

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An analysis of chemicals present in the island’s soil, together with resolutions passed by Guam’s legislature, suggest that Agent Orange was among the herbicides routinely used on and around military bases anderson air force Base, Naval Air Station Agana, Guam. Despite the evidence, the Department of Defense continues to deny that Agent Orange was ever stored or used on Guam.

Toxic exposure on Army bases sparks battle for health benefits Every day for 10 months in 2012, Peter Antioho walked through dense, black smoke from an open burn pit on his Army base in Afghanistan. Human and medical waste, plastic water bottles, ammunition and chemicals were among the materials burned with diesel fuel 24 hours a day.

Panel to study at Agent Orange residue exposure. Research stalls on dangers of military burn pits. lejeune water contamination dated to 1950s. Veterans cite lingering peril of Agent orange. local veterans say nearby Army base is toxic, made them sick. Veterans of Iraq, Afghanistan Battle Lung Trouble. Vietnam Veterans Still Looking for Answers.

Though the efforts of Superfund and the EPA were to target the growing complaints of toxic military bases and the victims it claimed on a daily bases, the physical and emotional pain by military families grew in their voice, reaching out to Environmental Advocate, Erin Brockovich, as she was contacted by thousands of families, from many.

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They survived war abroad, but now some veterans believe they’re slowly dying from exposure to military burn pits, which are flaming piles of garbage that emit known toxins.

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