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Agent Orange in New Zealand?Tim King Salem-News.com
Reports indicate toxic chemical used to make agent orange are buried under a dam lake near the town of Fairlie.
(SALEM, Ore..) - As if there aren't enough places in the world contaminated by Monsanto's deadly chemical Agent Orange that was sprayed over the jungles of Vietnam to thin them out, without first determining what the effects would be on the human beings on the ground... we learn that lovely New Zealand has its own woes.
The thanks as usual go to Monsanto; the criminal company that is graduated from sponsoring cancer among hundreds of thousands, to their new attempt to control humanity; genetically modified food (GMO) that millions almost unknowingly plop onto their child's dinner plate- and also their own, of course.
Pardon me, I don't retain the same level of control as other reporters when discussing this plague that was unleashed upon the people of Vietnam and the Americans sent there to fight a war against Communism. It has claimed the lives of too many friends of mine.
We now learn that Environment Canterbury (ECan) is investigating claims that drums of a toxic chemical used to make agent orange are buried under a dam lake near the town of Fairlie.
Agent Orange Whistleblower
An investigation into this suspected toxic nightmare began after a whistleblower came forward stating that as a former employee, he knew exactly where ECan drums containing the chemical 245T were buried during the Opuha Dam's construction in 1994.
In fact media reports that not just one, but four sites are suspected Agent Orange drum burial areas. Beyond the generations affected in Vietnam, in the U.S. Agent Orange has ravaged countless Vietnam Veterans, and interestingly one Marine who served at Marine Corps Air Station El Toro also has now received a claim for Agent Orange contamination from the VA. That's pretty interesting considering that the Navy and Marine Corps still don't admit the base was used to store this dangerous chemical.
In the Otago Daily Times article, ECan environmental protection manager Brett Aldridge said the claims were being taken "very seriously". He said geophysical equipment would be used to locate any metal drums which were be buried.
One big plus is the fact that Opuha Dam's chief executive, Tony McCormick, did not dispute the reality of this situation.
He said, "burying chemicals such as 245T was not an uncommon practices at the time when the dam was built."
The Timaru District Council, which takes some of its drinking water from an aquifer below the dam, has sought advice from a medical officer of health.
Previous articles about Agent Orange on Salem-News.com:
Originally published by Otago Daily Times: Investigation into toxic chemical under dam launched
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