TITLE

Dumping "Agent Orange."

AUTHOR(S)
Rowen, James
PUB. DATE
June 1972
SOURCE
New Republic;6/24/72, Vol. 166 Issue 26, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on problems of disposal as a result of millions of gallons of forest-destroying herbicide, "agent orange," being faced by the United States. Rejection of government plans to incinerate the chemical by Texas and Illinois; Attempts by an oil drilling business to obtain permission from the state of New Mexico to allow the air force to dump its herbicide; Rampant use of the herbicide in Vietnam; Suggestions that the herbicide was teratogenic; Destruction of forests in the defoliation program; Increase in stillborn and birth defect rates; Halt in the usage of the chemical as it was harmful for the civilian population; Lack of any plans for the safe disposal of chemical agents.
ACCESSION #
10523495

 

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