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No Ao Found A Fort Lewis

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Since 1966 I have believed that I was exposure to AO @ FT Lewis, WA. The only reason I believed it an AO a buddy on same detail was a Vietnam Vet. When I became disabling I strongly believed that my prostate cancer, DMII, and severe PN were all caused by this AO exposure. In some ways I had a place to hang my hat on a reason, place and time of what happen to me.

After tons of research I cannot find any AO at FT Lewis...

Thanks to this web site I researched EPA – Superfund Cleanup – NIH – CDC – NIOSH – IARC

Fort Lewis has TCE in post drinking water. Pesticide exposure when assigned to clean up detail (This is same assignment I believed was the AO exposure) and the old WWII barracks we lived were over sprayed with pesticides when idle years after Korea war and the start of Vietnam

My local Neurologist an Army veteran also suggested that I connect the dots from being station at FT Lewis was the cause of my DMII and my secondary condition being PN and PC. I had been looking at PN because this is what caused me to be disabled and stop working. The Neurologist will write an IMO letter to VA to support my DMII ~ PN.

I would like to thank the members that help point me in searching other reason for my health problems.

Ken

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Since 1966 I have believed that I was exposure to AO @ FT Lewis, WA. The only reason I believed it an AO a buddy on same detail was a Vietnam Vet. When I became disabling I strongly believed that my prostate cancer, DMII, and severe PN were all caused by this AO exposure. In some ways I had a place to hang my hat on a reason, place and time of what happen to me.

After tons of research I cannot find any AO at FT Lewis...

Thanks to this web site I researched EPA – Superfund Cleanup – NIH – CDC – NIOSH – IARC

Fort Lewis has TCE in post drinking water. Pesticide exposure when assigned to clean up detail (This is same assignment I believed was the AO exposure) and the old WWII barracks we lived were over sprayed with pesticides when idle years after Korea war and the start of Vietnam

My local Neurologist an Army veteran also suggested that I connect the dots from being station at FT Lewis was the cause of my DMII and my secondary condition being PN and PC. I had been looking at PN because this is what caused me to be disabled and stop working. The Neurologist will write an IMO letter to VA to support my DMII ~ PN.

I would like to thank the members that help point me in searching other reason for my health problems.

Ken

Ken don't limit yourself to just looking for AO or Agent Orange. Try herbicide Orange(HO), 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T, picloram, cacodylic acid, herbicides, pesticides(herbicides are a pesticide) vegetation control, and most of all dioxin(2,3,7,8TCDD). Also you can try contamination like TPH's, PAH's, SVOC's, VOC's.(Pesticides can be in a number of these chemical catergories)You also might want to look at EPA(superfund), ATSDR, Chemical Corps, GAO. Any agency or outside contractor who may have done testing of the soil or drinking water.

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That might be a good idea but only if it said FT Lewis in the photos and had this vet in the same picture. and then maybe it would help-

I have photos of AO barrels but would do no one any good unless they can prove direct exposure.

DOD has never confirmed any use of AO at Ft Lewis.

In the list of CONUS AO sites available here-in which AO was confrmed as tested or used-

NVLSP (page 211 2009 VBM) makes the point that even if the vet was say at Fort Gordon in July 1967 when they did test the AO there-still the veteran has to prove they were directly exposed to the AO.

It took Jim Scripps the 6 years his claim was in process to gather positive proof he was exposed to AO at Fort Gordon.

His decision reflects only part of his evidence- it involved considerable work on his part.

Any disability attributed to other toxins-as Carlie suggested-would take proof of exposure to the toxin. proof they used the toxin where the exposure occurred and then direct medical linkage of the toxin as cause of the disability.

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Found this info on a site my friend sent me.

http://www.gmasw.com/ao_bases.htm

Losts of info regarding agent orange.

Fort Lewis, WA

There are two problems: One, is Landfill No. 5. Plans call for a landfill liner and leachate collection to preclude ground water contamination. There are also plans for a refuse-fired incinerator to reduce reliance in the landfill. Also trichloroethylene (TCE) has been found in the ground water beneath the Logistics Center. Post drinking water comes from a spring unrelated to that aquifer.

More info on this site: http://www.cc.gatech.edu/fac/Thomas.Pilsch/Vietnam.html

Jeff

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While my claim is based on JP-4 jet fuel, I also worked with trichloroethylene, and is in my records.

I was working as a fuels specialist and also worked with reprographics and while at 50% rating, I am trying to get the full 100%.

Trichloroethylene is/was used to clean the offest ink press rollers and drums. I also got sick from it with severe edema and bleeding..

I noticed that several old threads about trichloroethylene were closed..

I also had an IMO written by a doctor that not only includes JP-4, but also trichloroethylene, and the illnesses I suffer from..

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