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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/07/11/national/agent-orange-ingredients-found-okinawa-military-dumpsite/#.U-4WnGM08sZ

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"Agent Orange ingredients found at Okinawa military dumpsite
by Jon Mitchell

Special To The Japan Times

Jul 11, 2014
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Dozens of rusting barrels unearthed on former U.S. military land in Okinawa City have been identified as containing chemical precursors to defoliant Agent Orange, a toxic compound used widely in the Vietnam War and blamed for poisoning that has resulted in birth defects and other health problems.

Dug up more than five months ago, the 61 barrels contain three signature components of Agent Orange: the herbicides 2,4,5-T and 2,4-D, and the highly toxic TCDD dioxin, according to two independent teams of experts representing Okinawa City and the Okinawa Defense Bureau respectively.

It is the first time that all three ingredients have been identified on former U.S. military property on Okinawa."

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The pentagon claims there was never any agent orange on Okinawa. Another lie by the pentagon. It will probably take twenty years or more before the military or VA acknowledges the fact that military personnel were exposed to Agent Orange while stationed in Okinawa and deserve compensation for their medical conditions presumed to be caused by agent orange. I hope I am wrong.

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