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Toxic Water @ Redstone Arsenal


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Hi, I am new here.

I am looking for others who were stationed at Redstone Arsenal in the 80's.

Redsone (RSA) is now a superfund site.

I have stomach cancer and believe I got it while stationed there.

I am not going to go into the details about the VA actually denying I have cancer.

The Cleveland Clinic begs to differ.

I have contacted Senator Sherrod Brown, I wrote President Obama and I am activally searching for a good attorney.

I made a few FIOA request from the EPA. The information makes me sick.

The military wasn't in compliance with the EPA for years.

I am tired of all the denial and blameshifting happening. I want every soldier stationed at RSA to know how toxic that place was/is.

Thanks Tawny

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On ‎11‎/‎16‎/‎2012 at 6:02 PM, Tawny said:

Hi, I am new here.

I am looking for others who were stationed at Redstone Arsenal in the 80's.

Redsone (RSA) is now a superfund site.

 

I have stomach cancer and believe I got it while stationed there.

I am not going to go into the details about the VA actually denying I have cancer.

The Cleveland Clinic begs to differ.

 

I have contacted Senator Sherrod Brown, I wrote President Obama and I am activally searching for a good attorney.

I made a few FIOA request from the EPA. The information makes me sick.

The military wasn't in compliance with the EPA for years.

 

I am tired of all the denial and blameshifting happening. I want every soldier stationed at RSA to know how toxic that place was/is.

 

Thanks Tawny

Hey 

My name is Yves, I was there In 1987 for Ammunition  And Explosive Storage School(Ammunition Technician). I have been getting sick with chronic cough . I just lost my cousin from cancer at Redstone also.

I tried filing the claim 2 yrs ago for Gulf War Illness and Redstone Contamination. I believe all of this is casing my psoriasis  and chronic pain. I don't know what else to do.

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It's a shame but that's what life has become. Honor and ethics no longer exist. It's cheaper to fight the claims and lose a few than to do the honorable thing and admit the error and take care of those injured. Just look at the people who worked the 9/11 World Trade Center attack/disaster. Kinda glad my yrs in this "new world" aren't to be that many! jmo

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I found out RSA was the first Safe Water Act pentaly case used against a federal facility.

The EPA settled with RSA for almost a million $

This was Dec 1998

In 1982 the EPA also fined RSA and told them to clean up the water.

That was DDT

I was stationed there in 1983. They knew it was toxic and made us go there anyway.

In researching it upsets me how many violations RSA had.

It seems they never have been in comliance.

Maybe the water there is beyond repair.

I am not going away I will continue researching and once I get everything in order I will post

the info on a blog

I need people to help me with the FOIA request.

I want one for the state violations and compliancy reports

I also want a FOIA to see the FOIA's requested for the EPA and VA

The FOIAs' are anything having to do with RSA for the years 1972-199.

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Hello Tawny,,,

PLEASE read the Agent Orange Forum topics. I just bumped that to the top of the list. It is the training seminar with the bases thread , depots and post that used Agent Orange and look closely at number 112 on the list which is Redstone Arsenal. Be very diligent to read all of the links as you will see that there is much there for you to use. I would also check your states Environmental agencies and the remediation efforts and results of those cleanup efforts. Sometimes as I have found out that the actual state efforts are more accurate than EPA and far less evasive in finding the real story.

Also search Corps of Engineers reports and any BRAC reports for that. It is not going to be a simple search but will require patience and careful study of many , many reports and sites. Once you are armed and have a strong IMO that links ANY disease or problem with the Veteran , then you are ready to bring this into the claims process.

As far as your FOIAs refer to the link on my recent post on the National Archives and hiring a Researcher

Good luck with your claim and welcome to the greatest place to gather Veterans knowledge and Archives and help from many fine Hadit members who have many gifts for helping other Veterans. Please Remember that many of your questions and information are already either here archived or have been discussed at some point by other members and their post. As always ,,,,NEVER GIVE UP. God Bless, C.C.

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