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KOREA: Chemical dumping claims growing

May 25, 2011

Chemical dumping claims growing

“One order I had received was to remove all remaining supplies of dioxin,” wrote Anderson, who said he served with the U.S. 2nd Infantry Division between 1977 and 1978.

Three other U.S. veterans, including Steve House, said in an interview with an Arizona broadcaster last week that 250 55-gallon drums of Agent Orange were buried at Camp Carroll in Chilgok, North Gyeongsang, in 1978.

On Tuesday, another post on the same “Korean War Project” Web site, written by veteran Ray Bows in the 1990s, claimed USFK buried “hundreds of gallons” of “every imaginable chemical” at Camp Mercer in Bucheon, Gyeonggi, between 1963 and 1964.

A local civic group raised more suspicions yesterday when it issued a statement claiming Korean civilians were mobilized by the U.S. to spread defoliants within the DMZ in the late 1960s and early 1970s to clear the view of North Korean territory.

 

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