South Korea's defense ministry said Friday it will soon investigate another allegation that the U.S. military buried a highly toxic defoliant Agent Orange at one of its former bases in the South, amid growing concerns over possible environmental contamination by U.S. troops here.
Last week, some retired American soldiers raised a second allegation that Agent Orange was buried at an ex-U.S. base called Camp Page in Chuncheon, 85 km east of Seoul. Camp Page was turned over to South Korea in 2005.
"After reviewing other allegations that Agent Orange was buried at other ex-U.S. military bases, we will consider expanding our investigation if necessary."
Image Compliments Rich Preston, Vietnam veteran