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Korea Was Dumping Ground For Agent Orange & now a Korean Dis-Info Agent? (Video)

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posted on May, 28 2011 @ 10:29 PM
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Many people here on ATS know that I have lived in Korea for approx. 8 yrs and so as a habit I watch the Korean news sites. My wife (Korean) also informs me of events unfolding in Korea that of course are not reported in the MSM.

This reported area is approx. 300 kms south of Seoul near Pusan (lived there for 2 yrs) but reports are also coming in about a dumping ground near a Military base in Seoul (Yongsan) Not yet confirmed but under investigation. I lived near there for about 5 yrs.

So, where does this lead us?

I find it very suspicious that ex US soldiers are confirming the reports but a lone Korean soldier is denying it. I know Korea very well and my suspicions lead to a case of propaganda controlled by both Countries so as to shut the protests down before they gain momentum. If anyone knows anything about Korea, when they start to protest it makes Egypt look like Child's Play.

Did US dump toxin in S Korea?

The US has agreed to carry out a joint investigation over whether it buried toxic chemicals, like Agent Orange, containing the highly toxic dioxin compound, in South Korea. It is believed that the chemicals were illegally buried at an American army base in the 1970s. The US military confirmed that its own records showed that it had dug up buried chemicals in Camp Carroll in 1979 and 1980, and that one of 13 soil samples taken in 2004 showed traces of dioxin. Agent Orange has been blamed for causing cancer and serious birth defects in South Korea.
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english.aljazeera.net...

www.koreatimes.co.kr...

USFK to interview ex-employee in Agent Orange probe.


The U.S. military in South Korea said Saturday it will interview one of its former civilian employees who claims he witnessed the burial of toxic chemical Agent Orange inside a U.S. army camp in the South in the 1970s.



South Korea and the U.S. are jointly investigating claims by retired U.S. soldiers that they had helped dump large amounts of the toxic chemical in 1978 inside Camp Carroll in Chilgok, 300 kilometers southeast of Seoul.



Early this week, USFK said a 1992 study showed a "large amount" of pesticides, herbicides and solvents were buried at Camp Carroll in 1978, but were removed and taken to an unknown site during the following two years.



Environmental contamination has become a major source of concern for South Koreans after the U.S. military returned some of its bases in the South. Some 28,500 American service members are currently stationed in the country, a legacy of the 1950-53 Korean War.


"Because the cancer-causing material was found inside the U.S. military base, is there a possibility that the material may have leaked to the outside?" Park asked.




Agent Orange, a defoliant widely used in the Vietnam War, is suspected of causing serious health problems, including cancer and genetic damage, among some people, as well as birth defects in their children. The defoliant was contaminated by dioxin, a highly toxic substance.


Now for the lone Korean (Dis-Info Agent?)

Korea Veteran Says That Barrels Buried at Camp Carroll Were Not Agent Orange

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A preventive medicine specialist who collected samples from barrels of chemicals dug up at Camp Carroll in 1979 said he knows of no evidence that Agent Orange was buried there a year earlier. Furthermore, retired Sgt. 1st Class John Sipkens said none of the drums he saw had standard markings for Agent Orange, and no one he has spoken to regarding the testing ever mentioned the chemical, which was used widely during the Vietnam War.





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posted on May, 28 2011 @ 10:33 PM
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While I was reading this I couldn't help but think of other news stories not being reported such as this! Mind boggling I say.



posted on May, 28 2011 @ 10:39 PM
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Originally posted by anon102
While I was reading this I couldn't help but think of other news stories not being reported such as this! Mind boggling I say.


My wife has been telling me this for a few days but not being able to read Korean, I couldn't verify as there is a habit of Propaganda in Korea that would make N. America proud.
Now English Korean News sites are picking it up.

I'm just starting to piece this together and then my wife tells me that our apartment was on top of a dump!

Now I'm angry.



posted on May, 28 2011 @ 10:39 PM
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If true...

This doesn't surprise me. In 1970 the Vietnam war was still going strong. They were spraying that garbage all over the place. They probably were told to stop spraying and instead of doing the next right thing with proper disposal they just buried it over in Korea.

Short term solution to a long term problem.



posted on May, 28 2011 @ 10:41 PM
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Originally posted by SLAYER69
If true...

This doesn't surprise me. In 1970 the Vietnam war was still going strong. They were spraying that garbage all over the place. They probably were told to stop spraying and instead of doing the next right thing with proper disposal they just buried it over in Korea.

Short term solution to a long term problem.


What I find most intriguing is that American soldiers are confirming but the lone Korean is denying. WTF?

Thanks for weighing in.



posted on May, 28 2011 @ 11:16 PM
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I am an American who has lived here in Korea for four years now, and I think you may very well be right. This lone witness to the contrary may well be a disinfo agent.

I am personally of the opinion that the U.S. can no longer afford its far-flung military empire, including our forces stationed here. We need to negotiate a pull-out. In the absence of American troops, China might view North Korea as an albatross around its neck -- a liability rather than an asset. Right now it costs China money and causes strife with its neighbors (Japan and South Korea) with whom China now has extensive economic ties.

If we do it right we can accomplish more by getting out of the peninsula than by staying.

(That having been said the chances of the politicans on all sides accomplishing this is probably almost nil.)

But, even if there was more public pressure on the U.S. to leave Korea, it might be the best thing for America in the long run.

As for the pollution, Americans would probably be shocked if they knew how much pollution there was at bases in America. I am former Army. When I was in twenty years ago, it was common knowledge that there were pollutants and munitions that were buried on our base which has since been closed and sold .

This is not just a problem in Korea, and (for sure) it is not something I would put beyond the U.S. military to have done.

In fairness, the Korea government has probably done the same at some of its own military bases though.



posted on May, 29 2011 @ 02:31 AM
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Originally posted by brianboru
I am an American who has lived here in Korea for four years now, and I think you may very well be right. This lone witness to the contrary may well be a disinfo agent.

I am personally of the opinion that the U.S. can no longer afford its far-flung military empire, including our forces stationed here. We need to negotiate a pull-out. In the absence of American troops, China might view North Korea as an albatross around its neck -- a liability rather than an asset. Right now it costs China money and causes strife with its neighbors (Japan and South Korea) with whom China now has extensive economic ties.

If we do it right we can accomplish more by getting out of the peninsula than by staying.

(That having been said the chances of the politicans on all sides accomplishing this is probably almost nil.)

But, even if there was more public pressure on the U.S. to leave Korea, it might be the best thing for America in the long run.

As for the pollution, Americans would probably be shocked if they knew how much pollution there was at bases in America. I am former Army. When I was in twenty years ago, it was common knowledge that there were pollutants and munitions that were buried on our base which has since been closed and sold .

This is not just a problem in Korea, and (for sure) it is not something I would put beyond the U.S. military to have done.

In fairness, the Korea government has probably done the same at some of its own military bases though.



posted on May, 29 2011 @ 02:37 AM
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I have to say this sounds worrying, and I don't think the South Koreans would have been complicit if the USA had been using Korea as a dumping ground.



posted on May, 29 2011 @ 02:37 AM
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Originally posted by brianboru
I am an American who has lived here in Korea for four years now, and I think you may very well be right. This lone witness to the contrary may well be a disinfo agent.

I am personally of the opinion that the U.S. can no longer afford its far-flung military empire, including our forces stationed here. We need to negotiate a pull-out. In the absence of American troops, China might view North Korea as an albatross around its neck -- a liability rather than an asset. Right now it costs China money and causes strife with its neighbors (Japan and South Korea) with whom China now has extensive economic ties.

If we do it right we can accomplish more by getting out of the peninsula than by staying.

(That having been said the chances of the politicans on all sides accomplishing this is probably almost nil.)

But, even if there was more public pressure on the U.S. to leave Korea, it might be the best thing for America in the long run.

As for the pollution, Americans would probably be shocked if they knew how much pollution there was at bases in America. I am former Army. When I was in twenty years ago, it was common knowledge that there were pollutants and munitions that were buried on our base which has since been closed and sold .

This is not just a problem in Korea, and (for sure) it is not something I would put beyond the U.S. military to have done.

In fairness, the Korea government has probably done the same at some of its own military bases though.


Thanks for coming forward!
After being there for 8 yrs myself, I can speak to the propaganda and media blackouts/dis-info on a daily basis. Not just in N. Korea but the South as well. Worse in the South IMO as at least in the North, you expect it.



posted on May, 29 2011 @ 02:46 AM
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Originally posted by SerialLurker
I have to say this sounds worrying, and I don't think the South Koreans would have been complicit if the USA had been using Korea as a dumping ground.


My wife agrees. Koreans were not informed. Now there is a case of a Korean soldier denying the allegations. American soldiers wanting to clear their conscience carry far more weight IMO.

My wife is quite active in Korean Human Rights and if this causes her to stand up, I take notice. I am researching further and will post more. Only Korean Language news makes it difficult tho,



posted on May, 29 2011 @ 03:07 AM
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Originally posted by jude11

Originally posted by SerialLurker
I have to say this sounds worrying, and I don't think the South Koreans would have been complicit if the USA had been using Korea as a dumping ground.


My wife agrees. Koreans were not informed. Now there is a case of a Korean soldier denying the allegations. American soldiers wanting to clear their conscience carry far more weight IMO.

My wife is quite active in Korean Human Rights and if this causes her to stand up, I take notice. I am researching further and will post more. Only Korean Language news makes it difficult tho,



I'm cheering on your wife! I agree that the Korean news make it difficult, I get the impression that they like to keep alot of issues "in house" for fear of embarrassment. The one soldier sounds like he was bought out or something... It just doesn't seem "Korean".



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