Agent Orange poison in South Korea?

This video is called Vietnam: Children of Agent Orange- 30 years after the war, Agent Orange is still there.

South Korea: Seoul said today that it would be carrying out a joint investigation with the US into claims from US military veterans that they had buried large amounts of Agent Orange in a military base in South Korea: here.

Even though the US war on Vietnam ended nearly 40 years ago, the US’s saturation chemical bombing during that war is still wreaking havoc on the lives of at least 3 million people in Vietnam — including the newly born, making them third generation victims: here.

The United States began a belated project today to clean up a tiny patch of Vietnam tainted by some of the millions of litres of toxic Agent Orange sprayed during its 1962-75 war: here.

Marjorie Cohn, Truthout: “Today marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the chemical warfare program in Vietnam without sufficient remedial action by the US government. One of the most shameful legacies of the Vietnam War, Agent Orange continues to poison Vietnam and the people exposed to the chemicals, as well as their offspring. From 1961 to 1971, approximately 19 million gallons of herbicides, primarily Agent Orange, were sprayed over the southern region of Vietnam. Much of it was contaminated with dioxin, a deadly chemical”: here.

H. Patricia Hynes, Truthout: “As long as Agent Orange is not addressed, along with the reparations that the US agreed to offer the Vietnamese, the Indochina War cannot be considered over. Rather, it entered a different phase, a phase without artillery and gunshots, but a phase in which millions continue to suffer and die in agony”: here.

South Korea has said it will tell its army training units to stop using photographs of North Korea’s ruling family for target practice: here.

6 thoughts on “Agent Orange poison in South Korea?

  1. Thousands walk for dioxin victims

    VIETNAM: Some 5,000 people are expected to participate in a walk for Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin victims in Hanoi on Sunday.

    The event is part of a series that have been organised to mark the 50 years since the US government began dropping the toxic chemical on the country.

    The US military started to blitz Vietnam with AO chemicals on August 10 1961.

    By the end of the war in 1975 it had dropped over 72 million litres of AO/dioxin, which has been linked to diabetes, spina bifida and other birth defects, along with cancers and nerve disorders.


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