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Agent Orange Korea: ‘Chemicals dumped in Bucheon’

May 26, 2011

‘Chemicals dumped in Bucheon’

“We dug a pit with a bulldozer ― doned rubber suits and gas masks and dumped every imaginable chemical ― hundreds of gallons if not more ― into the ground on a knoll behind the second storage warehouse on the right.”

The USFK also said that in a 2004 environmental survey in the region, dioxin, a toxic chemical known to cause cancer, was found.

Local residents near Camp Carroll have expressed strong displeasure over the reported dumping of the toxic substance, saying that they feel “betrayed” by the U.S. troops who have stressed “peaceful coexistence” with them.

They are concerned that the dumping could seriously damage the image of their living ground famed for “clean, natural environment” and cause the public to doubt the safety of agricultural products grown there.

 

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